One of the many great things about Scent Work is it allows our dog to practice problem-solving skills and work themselves out mentally. However as a handler it can sometimes be challenging to take a step back and truly allow our dogs to stretch themselves mentally. In this webinar we discuss the types of exercises we can pose to help our dogs, and ourselves, to obtain more mental tenacity!
For many dogs, being posed with a challenging problem can be stressful! They may stress up (barking, grabbing toys and shaking them, etc.) or stressing down (disengaging from the activity, attempting to leave the area, etc.). These types of reactions can be extremely problematic when we are talking about Scent Work! Instead of coddling our dogs, we should incrementally introduce them to more and more challenging odor puzzles for them to work out on their own. This will help them strengthen their mental tenacity and ability to successfully tackle challenging problems.
In this webinar, we will highlight how you can set these type of exercises up, how to ensure you are not interfering or holding your dog back and that your dog is making progress and still loving the game.
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Should You Take This Webinar?
Does your dog get frustrated when faced with a difficult odor puzzle? Get some ideas on how you can design your exercises to allow your dog to be successful and develop improved mental tenacity.
Are you a Scent Work instructor? Help your students see the value of taking a step back and allow their dogs to truly learn and work out these problems.
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