USCSS: Hide Placement for Trial Course

USCSS: Hide Placement for Trial Course

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Regular price $80.00
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  • USCSS Program
  • Length: 2-3 hours
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

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!

COURSE DETAILS

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

Are you a trial official with USCSS or another Scent Work competition organization?

Ensure you know all the factors that you should consider when you are designing a search area for a Scent Work trial. Are you a Scent Work handler, trainer or competitor?

We can all benefit from having a better understanding on how to set-up our training search areas, what factors affect odors, etc.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Philosophy of "More=Less" Explained
  • Climate Considerations
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Placement Tips
  • Correct Alert Parameters
  • Problem Solving and Pitfalls to Avoid

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Read over the most recent version of the USCSS Rules.

Scent Work Instructor

Michelle Doram

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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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