Varying Odor Concentrations
Ensure your dog understands how to work out odor puzzles regardless of odor concentration with this short, fun course!
Many Scent Work handlers who are interested in competing wish to do so in a variety of competition venues. However, each venue may use a specific type of odor preparation which means hides used in trial may have varying types of odor concentration. If a dog has only been exposed to Odor Concentration A but not Odor Concentration B, they may struggle at trials where Odor Concentration B is used.
In this 4-week course, we will outline ways to to introduce our dogs to the concept of hunting for Birch, Anise or Clove using varying odor preparation techniques and odor concentrations. The focus will be on working in the four traditional search elements: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Container and the course will conclude with a set-up teams may use as a mock trial of sorts.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
flat or martingale collar
back-clip harness (optional)
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
Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
minimum of 6 tins with holes
Assessment and Testing Current Skills
Interiors and Containers with Varying Odor Concentrations
Exteriors and Vehicles with Varying Odor Concentrations
Mock Trial Set-Up
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
Are you interested in competing in several Scent Work venues? Ensure your dog's hunting skills are solid across the board, regardless of the odor concentration that is used.
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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