Now that your puppy has an idea of what the Scent Work game is all about, it is time to introduce them to the concept of hunting in exterior and vehicle search areas!
In this 6-week online course, we will introduce your puppy to two of the more challenging search elements: exteriors and vehicles.
As in the Puppy Scent Work course, all of the exercises are customized to ensure your puppy will be successful and with the goal that they will find this activity exciting, engaging and most importantly, fun! We will leverage their love for the sniffing game to introduce them to working in novel exterior locations, thus helping them learn the world is a fun place, as opposed to scary or worrisome.
This approach will benefit ALL puppies, but the foundation you will build in this course will be crucially valuable if you were interested in ultimately competing in formal Scent Work trials. Your puppy will be hunting for primary in this course.
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
Did you complete the Puppy Scent Work course? Continue the sniffing fun and show your puppy how they can conquer two of the more challenging search elements: exteriors and vehicles.
Are you interested in eventually competing? A solid foundation is key. Whether you want to compete in a NACSW™ trial down the road, or with AKC, UKC, USCSS, PSD, C-WAGS or SDDA, the principles covered in this course will get you started right!
Do you just want to do something fun with your puppy? Scent Work is where it is at! Easy. Fun. Engaging. Simple. No burdensome or heavy equipment to buy. No need to stress about the amount of time it takes. 5-15 minutes a day, two or three times a week. That's it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS COURSE
- your puppy
- collar (flat or martingale)
- harness (back-clip) (optional)
- leash (6'-8')
- long line (10'-15')
- treats (high-value and smelly)
- crate or area your puppy can wait while you set-up your searches
- boxes (minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes) (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
- plastic lid (from a yogurt or similar container)
- minimum of 1 novel exterior location
- minimum of 1 vehicle (car, SUV, truck, riding lawnmower, motorcycle, bicycle, etc.)
- earthquake putty or GlueDots
- There's a Big World Out There to Sniff!
- Leverage Your Containers to Build Your Exterior Searches
- Wind, Start Line and Distractors
- Vehicles are Tricky But Fun to Sniff!
- Multiple Hides in Multiple Search Areas
- Putting It All Together
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.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.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.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!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 muchHide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar
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