Patterns: CSI to Novice Detection Webinar
Patterns: CSI to Novice Detection Webinar

Patterns: CSI to Novice Detection Webinar

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Searching any area starts with searching deliberately and with purpose. Search patterns will vary but they share a common goal of providing organization and a systematic structure to ensure that no items or productive areas are missed. Deliberately using hide placements, and reward history, can drive search dog behavior using context clues to generalize to environmental/contextual cues and search productive search areas they’ve received rewards at before. The dogs past experience paired with motivation to work, will increase the likelihood that they will search areas without any input from their handlers. Then the handler’s role is to learn to manage the search and support their dogs as they search.




Bill Gaskins of Integrity Nose Worx


Does your dog ping-pong around the search area? Perhaps introducing the concept of patterns, through the use of thoughtful hide placement and reward history, will help.

Are you a Scent Work instructor? Having as many tools in your toolbox as possible is the best way to help your clients! Know how to introduce the concept of patterns and see how you can incorporate them into your curriculum without cueing the handler to take over the search from the dog.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.

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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.
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.

Kathleen V.
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.

Denise M.
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!

Pat G.
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 much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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