Scent and the Scenting Dog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970049421
  • Publisher: Barkleigh Productions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 583,014

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Sense of Smell 9
Chapter 2 Anatomy and Physiology 13
A Structures and Function 13
B Comparison of Human and Dog 19
C Summary 23
Chapter 3 Theories of Odor 25
A Definition of Terms 25
B Amoore 25
C Wright 26
E Summary 26
Chapter 4 The Human as a Scent Source 27
A Introduction 27
B Heredity 27
C Racial Variations 28
D Cultural and Dietary Variations 28
E Cells and the Skin 29
F Skin Secretions and Toiletries 30
G Inhabitants 36
H Personal Odor Generation 38
I Effects of Clothes and Shoes 42
J Summary 42
Chapter 5 Transmission 45
A Rafts 45
B Body Air Current 47
C An Approach to the Chemical Analysis of Scent 49
Chapter 6 Atmospheric Factors and Airborn Scent 53
A Wind 53
B Temperature and Humidity 56
Chapter 7 The Ground Scent Picture 61
Chapter 8 Analysis of Ground Picture 65
A Vegetative Fluids 66
B Vegetative Odor 66
C Human Scent 66
D Combination 75
E Variations 70
F Dehydration and Rehydration of Rafts on the Ground 74
G Foliage 75
H Analysis of the Combined Picture 75
I Non-Vegetative Surfaces 77
Chapter 9 Working Dogs on Scent 79
A Definitions 79
B Analysis of Training Philosophy 83
C Analysis of the Task 84
D Problem Parameters 89
E Cues and Miscues 91
F On or Off Leash 93
G Search Patterns 94
H Bells, Lights, and Paraphanalia 95
Chapter 10 Snow 97
Chapter 11 Experiments 101
A Austrian Experiment 101
B Other Variations 102
C Discussion 102
Chapter 12 Questions and Answers 103
Bibliography 109
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    Must read

    This book was not at all what I expected it was going to be. This is a must read primer before you even start thinking about training your dog. This book really makes you understand how a dog can track a human being. I had no idea.

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