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So, when I went to the IGP trial for the BH they were also holding a thing called STp, which I had to ask what it was. They said air scenting articles (an article with human scent on it) STp1 has 2 articles with handlers scent and STp2 & 3 have more articles, larger area and the articles are stranger-scented. The scent is simply the person holding the articles in their hands or in their pockets for a while. Anyway, the dog finds the articles by air scenting, not tracking footsteps, then indicating the find by a sit or down. I'd taught Asha to indicate articles by downing months ago when starting to learn tracking, but never put them into play because I never continued my tracking to that point. I saw 3 dogs doing this air scenting at the trial and thought omg, Asha could do that! So the other day I tossed out one article on the living room rug and she downed on it (since before Christmas that she'd seen an article) so I took 3 outside, put them in the grass and let her rip. In trial they have like 10 minutes. She completed this in less than 3. Definitely would have points off for touching / mouthing / moving the article, but she was so damn excited to do search work! She's never searched articles, and when we do odor nose work she indicates by looking at me, not by a down, so she already knows that this is a different game with different rules. She continues to amaze me. @Doberman Gang do you ever see this at many IGP trials? Look how much fun this dog is having!