suspicious If you think someone cannot be trusted, you are suspicious of him or her. The trainers became suspicious of the dolphin. What might make Mr. Smith suspicious – when his garbage can is knocked over everyday or when his mail was delivered on time? Explain.
scent A scent is what something smells like. Is a scent something you can touch or something you can smell? Describe a scent you like with your partner. Describe a scent you don’t like with your partner.
accompany When you accompany someone, you go someplace with him or her. Aero can accompany Officer Mike anywhere he goes. Where might children accompany their parents – to the grocery store or to an adult-only event?
competent If you are competent, you are good at what you are doing. Aero is the most competent dog I have ever seen. Who has to be especially competent – a doctor performing checkups or a garbage collector?
Read pages 198-199 Why do you think the dog can smell a scent after a person is gone? How far away can a dog see something that wanders by? How could a dog hear a child who whined? What commands might a dog learn to obey? What is a skill a dog could demonstrate? Why would a police officer want to patrol with a dog?