Combo Odors

Now that your dog has an understanding of what Birch, Anise and Clove are individually, it is time to show them the concept of combo odor hides. Otherwise known as "cocktail hides", this is when a single odor vessel will contain a multitude of scented cotton swabs of any combination, be it 1 Birch, 1 Anise and 1 Clove, or any combo therein.

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

COURSE DETAILS

NOTE: Material for this course will be released weekly starting on October 10th..

In this 6-week course, we will outline how you may introduce this concept to your dog and have them work out these interesting odor puzzles in all four search elements (Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Container). Furthermore, we will ensure your dog still understands the singular target odors are indeed valuable and worth hunting for!

We will stretch the dog with challenging exercises and reinforce their joy with fun and engaging exercise as well. Additionally, you will be prompted to design your own searches, pulling upon your skills as a handler and "baby trainer" in your own right to customize and individualize all the exercises. In short, fun will be had!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 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 5 novel containers (e.g. Tupperware containers, purse, 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 6 tins with holes

COURSE OUTLINE

The Combo Odors course is designed to provide the same exact learning experience we provided to our in-person group dog training classes in a virtual format. Same great quality with more flexibility and convenience!


Here is a quick breakdown of the types of topics that will be covered in this course:


  • Introducing Combo Odors

  • Advanced Searches: Interiors and Containers

  • Advanced Searches: Exteriors and Vehicles

  • Ensuring Individual Odors Hold Value

  • Blank, Inaccessible, Suspended and Converging Odors

  • Putting It All Together

SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?

Are you interested in competing? Some competition organizations provide for combo hide placements, particularly in the upper levels of competition. Therefore, you will want your dog to be familiar with this concept.


Are you looking for ways to further develop your dog's skills when it comes to hunting for a target odor? Really stretching their understanding, as far as combo odors and how they AND the individual odors are still valuable, is a wonderful approach to take.

Combo Odors

Online Scent Work Course

6 weeks

Combo Odors Auditor

$160.00

Course features:

  • Effective training methods.

  • Convenient virtual learning.

  • Access on all devices.

    • Mobile.

    • Tablet.

    • Laptop.

    • Desktop.

  • Access material at any time. 

    • Continual access.

    • No deadlines.

    • No cut-off dates.​

Dianna Santos

INSTRUCTOR NAME:

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

SHORT BIO:

The President of Online Dog Training, Inc. and Cyber Scent Work, Inc., Dianna is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Scent Work University. She is passionate about Scent Work and loves the benefits it awards dogs and handlers alike.

 

WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO OFFER THIS COURSE

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 offering is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.