Glossary of terms used on this site
Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary
Eddying : When flowing air moves along/over a large linear obstacle, like a treeline, and the air curls around the edges and swirls.
Turbulent Air Flow
Turbulent Air Flow: When flowing air hits an obstacle/object and causes airflow chaos.
Thermal: Layers of air, separated by temperature (and humidity).
Tracking (Dog): dogs are able to follow a human scent, by following the footsteps. Tracking dogs may also be following the odor of crushed vegetation and soil bacterial action. Visualize the dog's
Trailing (Dog): dogs are scent specific and require a scent article, with a track. Visualize the dog's Nose Down and Up, working some distance from the actual footsteps.
Target Odor: (aka Source) odors which detector dog are trained to detect.
Temperament: The general consistence with which the animal behaves.