Interiors and Field Trips with Birch
Intro to Odor Program
Dianna L. Santos
Has your dog graduated from the Introducing Birch course? Are they ready to take their skills to the next level? Wonderful! In this 6-week online course, your dog will learn to tackle more advanced interior searches and how to search in field trip locations - FUN!
Enrollment options explained here.
Your dog aced the Introducing Birch course and now you are ready to continue on with your sniffing journey. Let's up the ante by having your dog tackle more advanced interior searches and even taking the show on the road!
We will continue using the pairing training method, to ensure our dogs continue their positive association with Birch.
Including field trip exercises will also ensure our dogs understand they can truly play the sniffy game anywhere! This is especially important if you are ultimately interested in competing with your pup in formal Scent Work trials!
By following the K9 Nose Work® training methodology, not only are we giving your dog a strong foundation so they my be successful at a NACSW™ trial, but they will be successful competing with other Scent Work competition organizations as well!
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
Have you taken the Introduction to Birch course or similar course? Now that your dog has an understanding that Birch is indeed a worthwhile and valuable scent to hunt for, you can now delve into more advanced and complicated interior searches.
Are you interested in competing in Scent Work? If this is the case, then you DEFINITELY want your dog to understand that they can indeed play the sniffy game anywhere. The field trip exercises in this course will be immensely helpful.
Are you already competing and noticing some issues? We will be utilizing pairing in this course, focusing on helping the dogs understand how to work these advanced interior hide puzzles. Doing so can help inject a level of confidence and enjoyment back into the game.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS COURSE
collar (flat or martingale)
harness (back-clip) (optional)
long line (10'-15')
treats (high-value and smelly)
crate or area dog can wait while you set-up your searches
boxes (minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes) (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
plastic lid (from a yogurt or similar container)
earthquake putty or GlueDots
The Interiors and Field Trips with Birch 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 each week:
Threshold, Corner and Converging Odor Hides
Stuff v. Environment Hides
Playing with HVAC and Airflow
Elevated and Suspended Hides
Blank Searches and Inaccessible Hides
Taking Your Sniffing On the Road
Dianna L. Santos
Owner and Lead Instructor
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.