Building Endurance in Scent Work Course

Building Endurance in Scent Work Course

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Regular price $160.00
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  • Student Session: March 4th.
  • Advanced Topics Program
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

Scent Work is an exhausting activity for the dog, both mentally and physically. Therefore, we must consciously train to build upon our dog's endurance, especially as we prepare to enter the higher levels of competition. In this course, we will outline how you can get your dog comfortable with routinely finding 8, 10, 15 or even more hides within a single search area!

COURSE DETAILS

One of the easiest ways to ruin the Scent Work game for a dog is to over-face them with problems that are too difficult and too mentally and/or physically challenging. This makes perfect sense! If something used to be lighthearted and fun and now results in your brain hurting and your body feeling spent and sore, you are not going to like that activity much anymore!

Our goal with this course is to outline a variety of exercises which will incrementally increase your dog's endurance, while giving you the tools necessary to ensure the game stays fun for them. After all, you need for them to maintain their drive and enthusiasm!

PREREQUISITES

Dog must know odor (Birch, Anise and Clove). Same exercises may be done with primary alone if the handler chooses.

SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE

Do you want to improve your dog's overall endurance as it comes to Scent Work?

We will discuss how you can do this fairly and effectively with your dog, both with searching for a larger number of total hides, more challenging hides, more complex search areas and more!

Are you interested in competing in Scent Work trials?

These events, even at the lower levels, require a certain level of mental and physical endurance from your dog. We will walk you through how you can build both in this course.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • How to Build Endurance Fairly
  • Multiple Hides and Searches Areas
  • Hit the Goal of 10 Hides
  • Pacing the Search
  • Keeping It a Game
  • Reaching 15 Hides and Beyond

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 10 novel containers (Tupperware containers, purses, 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 10 tins with holes

Owner and Lead Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos grants Scent Work University license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform.
All of the content in this online course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

STUDENT ENROLLMENT

An intensive learning experience, you will submit weekly homework and video assignments to the instructor to review and provide feedback on.

Includes:

- Full access to all course materials.
- Access to Student Facebook Group.
- Submit homework and videos.
- Detailed review from instructor.

AUDITOR ENROLLMENT

Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.

Includes:

- Full access to all course materials.
- Go through the material at your own pace.
- May have 1 video reviewed by instructor.
- Email support from instructor.

WATCHER ENROLLMENT

Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your own pace and add video reviews when needed.

Includes:

- Self-taught option.
- Full access to all course materials.
- May add video reviews for a fee.
- May add email support for a fee.

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