Skill Building for Elevated Hides Course
Skill Building for Elevated Hides Course
Skill Building for Elevated Hides Course
Skill Building for Elevated Hides Course

Skill Building for Elevated Hides Course

Regular price$230.00

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Whatever venue your dog is searching in there are going to be times when hides are set above your dog's nose. Don't wait until your dog is at the highest levels of competition to start training for elevated hides! In this course we will break down elevated hides so that you can start practicing them at any level and be confident in reading your dog when you start to see these types of hides in competition.

Course Details

The goal of this course is to teach the dog how to source an elevated hide and to teach the handler how to call Alert! with confidence.

The course includes at least six different ways to practice elevated hides in order to show the dog as many scent pictures as possible. By setting up these searches at home and observing their dogs, handlers will learn to read what their dog looks like when working through an elevated hide.

Don't wait to start practicing elevated hides - start working on them today!


Lori Timberlake

Should I Take This Course?

Do elevated hides stress you and your dog out? Never fear, Lori Timberlake here! This course will outline ways you and your dog can shift from dreading elevating hides to mastering and loving them.


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 Read Elevated Hides
  • Boxes on Chairs
  • Wall Hides
  • Clothesline Hides
  • Pole Hides
  • Awkward/Hard to Get To Hides
  • Suspended and Ceiling Hides

What Our Clients Have to Say

I love the handouts, they're really helpful moving forward with exercises as this course isn't intended to be completed in 6 weeks. Michelle W.


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

Get started today to achieve your dog training goals!