What happens outside of the search is just as important as what happens in the search. If a dog is stressed, anxious or over-excited while waiting to search - that can affect what happens in the search. A stressed, anxious or over-excited dog can also affect the other students in class, both human and canine.
Not setting up an effective training space can also impact time management. Have you ever monitored how much time it takes for a team to get from the search area to the waiting area and for the next team to get from the waiting area to the search area? How much time is being wasted in your class that could be put towards everyone getting one more search in? It’s important to do this effectively with everyone’s safety and well-being in mind.
In this segment, we will also talk about how you can work with some dogs that may not be appropriate for many classes but can thrive in your classes with the proper set-up and management in place. In addition to the above topics, we will cover the following in this segment:
Types of Dogs in Your Classes
Setting Up Your Crating Space
Entering and Leaving the Search Area
NOTE: This module is an additional resource to the Teaching Scent Work Seminar by Dianna L. Santos and Lori Timberlake.
This seminar module has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.
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NACSW Program Instructor
Meet the Instructor: Lori Timberlake