Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

Regular price $145.00
  • Trial Official Program and Handler Skills Program
  • Length: 3 hours
  • In-Depth Learning Experience
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

The purpose of this seminar is improve our understanding of how odor moves so we can improve our skills as a handler as well as a trainer.


This seminar will cover many factors that affect odor movement, from the weather to the structure of the object a hide is placed on and the placement of that object within a search area. You will learn how to apply this knowledge when setting hides and when handling your dog in training and competition.

Our seminars are designed to closely mimic in-person intensive learning experiences without the need to travel, take time off of work or get a dog or babysitter! Enjoy all the learning without any of the hassle.


"This information is an excellent way to start to understand how odor moves.  This is a very good seminar, one of the best ones I have watched." - Cliff E. 

"The detail...I loved all different categories that [Laurel] covered and actually demonstrating where the odor is moving with either the smoke, or arrows covering inside outside, shade, sun, high, low, corners all categories. I have listened to it once and just watched, then I listened again and have taken notes and then I will listen again without watching to get all the info into my brain." Terri G.


In this seminar, Laurel will cover the following:

  • Wind
  • Temperature Differences
  • Temperature Differences: Sun v. Shade
  • Surface Differences
  • Indoor Airflow
  • Room to Room
  • Humidity
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Differences in Objects
  • Stack Effect
  • Aerodynamics and Turbulence
  • Odor Trapping
  • Small Changes Big Difference
  • Airflow Around Buildings
  • Airflow Over Terrain
  • Search Area Boundaries
  • Access to Search Plume
  • Corners
  • Elevation
  • Elevation Types
  • Tips for Training and Trialing


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This seminar is appropriate for handlers of any experience level who want to develop a deeper understanding of the factors that influence odor movement, set more thoughtful hides, and provide better support to their dogs.

Scent Work Instructor

Meet the Instructor: Laurel Scarioni

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Go through the seminar material at your own pace, enjoy continual access and refer back to it as often as you like. Watch replays of recorded Q&A sessions with the speaker.

- Continual access to seminar material
- May add-on Q&A session at any time

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