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 Post subject: Scent detection training
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:02 am 
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Does anyone else do scent secretion training. I've only had one class so far and Blackberry had fun. I feel a little lost training at home

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 Post subject: Re: Scent detection training
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:25 am 
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Do you mean "nosework" as opposed to "tracking"?

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 Post subject: Re: Scent detection training
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I love doing scent work with my dogs, as well as using it in classes that I teach. I either let them search for food by scattering treats, or I let them search food or toys around a room or hidden in flower pots or other objects. The dogs love it and it tires them out nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: Scent detection training
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We :hp Nosework in my house! It can be tricky to train at home though as it usually requires more time in set-up than other sports. Hobbes loves it though, if Nosework is what you mean by Scent detection. Tracking is a big hit for Hobbes too.

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 Post subject: Re: Scent detection training
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I've done lots of scent detection (nosework) training. I don't find it tough to set up at all - in fact, one of the great things about it (at my house) is the lack of equipment and set up needed. I just hide the odour and let the dogs find it. We do interior searches, exterior searches and container searches.

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 Post subject: Re: Scent detection training
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I just found this post again, and I did mean detection not secretion lmao!!, and yes nose work not tracking (although we currently do both) I was so lost when I started scent detection/nose work but we sorted it out. I wasn't sure what I was looking for in order to reward my dog. I think it was looking for the change in behaviour that confused me. In any event we have that sorted out. I find the set up for interior and exterior easy, but container searches/luggage searches are a pain in the butt. :gig

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 Post subject: Re: Scent detection training
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I always start my dogs with the things they love. That way, they find it easy and fun to search for them.


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