Building Endurance in Scent Work Course

Building Endurance in Scent Work Course

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Scent Work is an exhausting activity for the dog, both mentally and physically. Therefore, we must consciously train to build upon our dog's endurance, especially as we prepare to enter the higher levels of competition. In this course, we will outline how you can get your dog comfortable with routinely finding 8, 10, 15 or even more hides within a single search area!

Course Details

One of the easiest ways to ruin the Scent Work game for a dog is to over-face them with problems that are too difficult and too mentally and/or physically challenging. This makes perfect sense! If something used to be lighthearted and fun and now results in your brain hurting and your body feeling spent and sore, you are not going to like that activity much any more!

Our goal with this course is to outline a variety of exercises which will incrementally increase your dog's endurance, while giving you the tools necessary to ensure the game stays fun for them. After all, you need for them to maintain their drive and enthusiasm!

Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Should I Take This Course?

Do you want to improve your dog's overall endurance as it comes to Scent Work? We will discuss how you can do this fairly and effectively with your dog, both with searching for a larger number of total hides, more challenging hides, more complex search areas and more!

Are you interested in competing in Scent Work trials? These events, even at the lower levels, require a certain level of mental and physical endurance from your dog. We will walk you through how you can build both in this course.

Prerequisites

Dog must know odor (Birch, Anise and Clove). Same exercises may be done with primary alone if the handler chooses.

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 10 novel containers (Tupperware containers, purses, bag, etc.)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots
  • q-tips
  • Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
  • Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
  • Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
  • minimum of 10 tins with holes

Course Outline

  • How to Build Endurance Fairly
  • Multiple Hides and Searches Areas
  • Hit the Goal of 10 Hides
  • Pacing the Search
  • Keeping It a Game
  • Reaching 15 Hides and Beyond

Why choose us?

High-Quality and Effective Training

We design all of our online dog training content to be as high-quality and effective as possible. We are fortunate to partner with outstanding instructors that you will love to work with.

Testimonials

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. for Introducing Birch Course

Took me out of my comfort zone.  Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. And forcing me to look at positives. That is huge because all I ever see is what we need to work on.

Kathleen V. for Now What Do I Do? Course

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