NOTE: Course material released weekly starting March 7th.
Your dog has completed the Introducing Birch and Exteriors and Vehicles with Birch courses. They are now ready to tackle some more advanced concepts and field trip searches!
In this 6-week online course, we will introduce your dog to some of the very same concepts they may encounter at trial while getting them familiar and comfortable hunting in a variety of locations. The latter is essential if you want to successfully compete! Throughout the course, we will leverage the power of pairing to keep your dog's enthusiasm high as they tackle these more complex odor pictures.
Simultaneously, we will hone your skills as both a handler and trainer, ensuring you are mindfully and thoughtfully designing your practice sessions and improving your handling skills so you may be the best teammate possible for your dog.
What You Will Need
- 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!)
- earthquake putty or GlueDots
- Birch (“Sweet Birch” aka Betula Lenta)
- minimum of 3 tins with holes
Should You Take This Course
Have you and your dog graduated from the Introducing Birch and Exteriors and Vehicles with Birch courses? Then you should be ready to take the plunge to tackle some more advanced concepts!
Are you interested in trialing? Show your dog some of the very same odor puzzles they may encounter at a trial and ensure they are able to hunt anywhere!
Do you want to have fun with your dog? That is the name of the game! We will be focusing on how you can keep this fun for you and your dog, how to properly leverage all possible reinforcers, keep their enthusiasm high and more!
The Exteriors and Field Trips with Birch 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 each week:
- Real-World Searches
- Sun, Shade, Wind and Weather
- Tackling Potty and Critter Areas
- Noises and Distractions, Oh My!
- Multiple Hides and Multiple Search Areas
- Taking Searching On the Road
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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