Perfect Patterns: Vehicles
Online course you may access anywhere
High-quality dog training instruction
Perfect patterns: vehicles is a comprehensive course for anyone interested in learning how to train vehicle searches for nosework competitions or enrichment.
This course will cover the relevant theory and practical exercises that will teach you how to pattern train your dog to work vehicle searches efficiently and thoroughly.
Over six weeks, we will cover teaching the dog how to identify vehicles as important objects in the search area, how to handle straight lines and corners, multiple vehicle searches, strategy, advanced problem solving and hide placement, and blind searches.
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
This course is perfect for absolute beginners who have no experience or competitors looking for an edge.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS COURSE
flat or martingale collar
back-clip harness (optional)
10-15' long line
minimum of 1 vehicle
if your dog is on primary: LOTS of small, non-crumbly treats that YOUR dog finds rewarding and/or a high-value toy your dog LOVES!
if your dog is on odor: scented q-tips (Birch, Anise, Clove) inside odor vessels (tins, tubes, straws) and way to secure your hides (Museum Putty, Glue Dots, etc.)
around 8 markers of some kind (cones, soccer dots, pinecones, cups, water bottles - anything that can be placed on the ground and function as a visual marker)
The Perfect Patterns: Vehicles course is designed to provide the same exact learning experience Michael has provided in his in-person group dog training classes, just 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:
Scent Work Instructor
A much sought-after speaker, trial official and instructor, people look to Michael due to his extensive expertise and excellent approach that enable dog and handler teams to better achieve their Scent Work training goals.
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