This practical and thought-provoking video introduces Randy Hare's revolutionary methods for training substance (drug, explosives, accelerants, biologicals) detector dogs. It begins with a critical analysis and review of conventional detector dog training methods, and then presents the core ideas of the Hare Method:
The handler is not the teacher, the dog teaches himself:
The dog is not just taught what odors and stimuli to respond to; he is also explicitly taught what NOT to respond to.
The dog is taught to ignore primary reward (ball) odors and stimuli unless they are encountered in conjunction with target odor.
The balance of the video is devoted to a step-by-step guide to Randy's methods for using his invention, the Hare Detection Training box, to achieve the detector dog trainer's first three objectives:
1) Select a good detector dog prospect.
2) Teach target odor-reward association.
3) Condition the final response.
Copyright 2005 Canine Training Systems®. 70 minutes.
2005 Videographer Award of Distinction Two (2)- 2005 26th Annual Telly Award Winner
2005 DV Award Winner
2005 MarCom Creative Gold Award
2005 Davey Silver Award
2005 MCA International Bronze Peak Award
2006 Aurora Awards Platinum Best of Show