They do not discriminate scent; i.e. they do not look for specific people but will look for anyone that is in the area.
Once they find a person they will return to their handler, indicate with a bark or by jumping up and take their handler back to the body and get a game.
They are given an article of the missing persons clothing and will then hunt for a trail that matches that scent. They will indicate the trail to the handler and then they will follow the trail to the missing person.
Once they find the person they will indicate the find to the handler and they get a game.
SARDA Wales is very lucky to have a great team of people we call dogsbodies. They turn up at every training session to lie in fields, under caravans or under boulders until the dogs find them. If you think this is something you would enjoy click here.