Threshold Hides: From Terrible to Terrific Webinar
Threshold Hides: From Terrible to Terrific Webinar

Threshold Hides: From Terrible to Terrific Webinar

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Threshold hides. Those pesky hides that are within the first five or six feet of the start line in any element. Your dog could rush by them! You could inadvertently push her by them! How can we train these ideas so that we and our dogs are ready when they are encountered?

Let’s look at a systematic approach to building threshold skill, including getting a “thinking” dog at the start line, and how we as the handler can help! Mostly, our dogs miss thresholds because of expectation - they expect there to be odor deeper in the space because, let’s face it, that’s the majority of the dog’s experience! We can easily change that dynamic through consciously placed hides. We’ll also talk about using aids such as pairing and small fans to manipulate the odor to give the dog the experience we are looking for.

Breaking down the ideas gives us better learning, better training, and ultimately better trialing!


90 minutes


Michele Ellertson


Are you training in Scent Work? Then you and your dog must learn how to successfully tackle thresholds!

Are you interested in or currently competing in Scent Work trials? You are certain to encounter a threshold hide at some point in your trialing journey. Make certain you and your dog have the skills you need!

Are you a Scent Work instructor? Garner some ideas on how you can incorporate threshold hide training exercises and concepts into your own program.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.


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Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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