An interesting article having to do with research conducted on explosives detection dogs. The thing that is preferable about this testing is that the dog is left unattended. It is important to not solely judge a dog on its performance with the handler present.
In the assessment section of this website, there are numerous articles discussing various aspects of canine assessments. One explores the limited usefulness of traditional attribute testing. Another examines the impact of changing handlers on the dogs’ performance during assessment. These ideas help support improved assessment techniques and methodology.