Introducing Clove CourseRegular price $230.00
Your dog is proficient in locating both Birch and Anise hides in all the elements (Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Container), well done! You are now ready to introduce a third odor to your dog: Clove. In this 6-week online course, we will ensure your dog loves Clove as much as they enjoy finding Birch and Anise. Get ready to have a great time!
With your dog understanding the value of locating novel odors, the process of introducing Clove is fairly simple. However, we do need to ensure that we neither rush the process nor neglect the progress our dog has made, and should continue to make, in their finding of the Birch and Anise hides.
In this vein, we will be tackling two learning pathways in this course: one will concentrate on introducing Clove, ensuring the dog finds this to be valuable and can locate it in the various search areas.
The second pathway will involve increasing the difficulty of the Birch and Anise hides, with their placement, odor concentration and fading of the pairing technique.
All of this will ensure the dog loves to find Clove as much as Birch and Anise, and that they will have developed the skills to locate harder hides in trickier search areas. By using the K9 Nose Work® training methodology, not only are we preparing you and your dog to succeed at NACSW™ trials, but we are giving you the tools to succeed with any Scent Work competition organization!
As if all THAT were not enough, we will stretching your dog by testing their confidence, independence in hunting, introducing how to deal with distractors, blank areas and running semi-blind searches.
Should I Take This Course?
Have you taken the Introducing Anise course or a similar course? Adding additional novel target odors for your dog to hunt for is a fairly straightforward process at this point. However, in this course we will also be introducing more advanced odor puzzles and searches for you and your dog to work out.
Are you interested in competing in Scent Work? We will discuss a variety of odor puzzles, search set-ups and problems that are seen through various levels of Scent Work trials and competitions.
What You Will Need for This Course
- your dog
- flat or martingale collar
- back-clip harness (optional)
- 6'-8' leash
- 10'-15' long line
- LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
- crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
- minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
- minimum of 5 novel containers (e.g. Tupperware containers, purse, bag, etc.)
- earthquake putty or GlueDots
- Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
- Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
- Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
- minimum of 6 tins with holes
The Introducing Clove course is designed to provide the same exact learning experience we provided to our in-person group dog training classes in a virtual format. Same great quality with more flexibility and convenience!
Here is a quick breakdown of the types of topics that will be covered in this course:
- Adding Clove to the Party
- Really Testing Confidence
- Independence and Distractors
- Introducing Blank Searches
- Semi-Blank Searches
- Prepping for ORT and NW1