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Fanning Plumes
Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary

Fanning Plumes : When air hodls at the same elevation, without rising or falling. Occurs at night, and in valleys.

Visualize the air like a thermocline.

Glossaries: K9 SAR Glossary

Fumigating : When scent from the source disperses evenly, and saturates the area.

For example: a closed room.



Teaching Direction & Control

Article by Shirley Hammond on teaching Direction & Control to K9s, using platforms and markers. 

Effective Use of Dogs in Search Management

Article by David Godfrey-Smith provides guidelines for law enforcement and search managers, in regards to how best to utilize SAR K9s. 

How Scent and Airflow Works

Article by Jennifer Pennington with custom illustrations on how scent and airflow affects search dogs.