Scent stands can be used for imprint training alongside carousels and scent boxes. They are a very useful tool in the arsenal of equipment used by any trainer.
Scent stands can be used in a linear form or provide random search patterns depending upon the choice of the stand. Scent stands can be used for analysing the presents of many types of odours.
Medical detection stands used in a linear format under controled conditions are proving to be a usful tool in the detection of the Covid virouus.
The linear stand is an extension of the NATO carousel using the same scent pots and lids on a double-ended stand. In military and conflict zones the linear stand can be used to top up carousel training in an operational environment. Border control uses them in a larger format for searching passengers and luggage.
NCTAS or ID stands constructed for the odour ID test consists of 8 stands. Set out in a linear format the dog and handler must walk the line and identify the container which holds the target odour. All detection Dogs accredited by NCTAS will be assured that they are performing at a standard that is nationally recognised by the UK government.