Power of Semi-Blind Hides Webinar
Power of Semi-Blind Hides Webinar

Power of Semi-Blind Hides Webinar

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You've heard that if you want to be a better handler and get ready to trial, you MUST train using blind hides! In other words: you will have no idea where the hides are when your dog goes into the search area. But is this really the best way to go about it?


When we are talking about a "blind" search, we mean that both the handler and the dog do not have any prior knowledge of where the hides are located. In essence, both the dog AND the handler are being tested. These tests are what trials are all about, but what about training? Trialing and training are two completely different things. Every time you call "Alert", and you get a "No", that is another deduction from your confidence bank which is NOT a good thing.

In this webinar, we will dive into why solely relying on blind searches could actually backfire and how leveraging the power of using semi-blind searches could be a better approach. Not only can using semi-blind searches benefit yourself as a handler, it can also greatly benefit your dog!


Dianna L. Santos




Are you interested in competing in Scent Work trials? You've probably heard that you will need to work on blind searches in your training to prepare you for trial. In this webinar, we will explain the power and benefits of using semi-blind searches instead and how using this approach can be beneficial to both you and your dog.

Are you an instructor? Take this webinar and get some tips on how you can setup your practice sessions and explain to your clients the benefits of using semi-blind searches in training.


Scent Work University is fortunate to have Dianna grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this webinar is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.


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This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

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