Puppy Scent Work
Your puppy has an amazing sense of smell. They also seem to have an endless supply of energy! Why not give them a game they can play that will tap into that nose of theirs, give them a mental and physical outlet and help build their confidence?! Scent Work will help you achieve all of this and more!
Scent Work is the civilian version of what police and military dogs do out in the field. While we will not be finding bad guys, bombs or drugs, we will be working to help our puppies use their amazing sense of smell of work out various odor puzzles.
In this 6-week course, we will have your puppy find food, otherwise known as primary, in a variety of container and interior searches. While similar to our Introduction to Scent Work course, we adjusted all of the exercise in this course to keep in mind our puppies are only babies!
This means all of the exercises were broken down into smaller steps, we utilize play and potty breaks and strive to ensure your puppy doesn't get overwhelmed. After all, our goal is to have Scent Work be one of your puppy's favorite games. We do not want them to sour to the game or make any unintended negative associations during their fear periods.
So get ready to have tons of sniffing fun in this course!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
collar (flat or martingale)
harness (back-clip) (optional)
leash (6'-8') long line (10'-15')
treats (high-value and smelly)
crate or area your puppy 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 Puppy Scent Work 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:
Sniffing for Treats
Assessing and Building Confidence
Introduction to Elevation Hides
2 Hides, 4 Hides, 6 Hides WOW
Container v. Interior Searches
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
Do you have a puppy? This course can be a wonderful way to give build their confidence, work them out mentally without straining them physically.
Are you interested in eventually competing? A solid foundation is key. Whether you want to compete in a NACSW™ trial down the road, or with AKC, UKC, USCSS, PSD, C-WAGS or SDDA, the principles covered in this course will get you started right!
Do you just want to do something fun with your puppy? Scent Work is where it is at! Easy. Fun. Engaging. Simple. No burdensome or heavy equipment to buy. No need to stress about the amount of time it takes. 5-15 minutes a day, two or three times a week. That's it.
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.
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