Whenever an official sets a hide at a trial, it should be a thoughtful and well-planned process in an attempt to pose a particular odor puzzle to each dog and handler team.
A course geared toward all trial officials, especially those with United States Canine Scent Sports, you will learn how to ensure each hide is successful at your next trial!
Trial officials should not simply be saying, "Look, a flat surface to stick my tin, yay!". Rather, officials should evaluate how the various considerations will affect their hide placement. These include, but are not limited to, weather, air flow, environmental considerations, the number of hides to be placed and the level of the trial. We will cover each of these in this course as well as pitfalls for officials to avoid and tips to ensure their trials are successful.
Competitors will also find this course incredibly helpful in outlining how they should set-up hides in their own practice sessions, and what to consider the next time they walk up to the start line.
CEUS OF USCSS OFFICIALS:
Auditors: 3 CEUs with United States Canine Scent Sports
Watchers: 1 CEUs with United States Canine Scent Sports
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"This is what I was asking for in one of my other comments. I like all the detail for the CO in what to consider when setting hides and of course this helps instructors too. Doing so many sniff n go's, starting the Cyber Scent Work Traditional & Games and instructing it's nice to make sure you are considering the right hides based on the conditions, interior (I never thought about if its a few people vs 25 kids in a space how distracting that could be to the dog's nose). This is just what I was looking for to be a better hide setter and validate what you know and learn new things too." Terri G.
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Scent Work Instructor