This scenario is made to simulate a search for a suspect in an open area or neighborhood. The dog will be sent from a position of cover to search for the suspect independently of the handler. As in real life, there will be "distractions" for the dog in the area that is to be searched. There will be several items on the field and the dog must locate the hidden suspect and indicate the find to his handler, who is unaware of the suspects location.
The team will be judged on the handler's tactics, the dog's ability to search, find and