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Skill Building for Elevated Hides

Whatever venue your dog is searching in there are going to be times when hides are set above your dog's nose. Don't wait until your dog is at the highest levels of competition to start training for elevated hides! In this course we will break down elevated hides so that you can start practicing them at any level and be confident in reading your dog when you start to see these types of hides in competition.

Course Details

The goal of this course is to teach the dog how to source an elevated hide and to teach the handler how to call Alert! with confidence. 

The course includes at least six different ways to practice elevated hides in order to show the dog as many scent pictures as possible. By setting up these searches at home and observing their dogs, handlers will learn to read what their dog looks like when working through an elevated hide. 

Don't wait to start practicing elevated hides - start working on them today!

Meet Your Instructor

Lori Timberlake

NACSW Program Instructor

AKC Scent Work Judge
UKC Certifying Official
USCSS Judge and CSD
Summit-Level Competitor
Certified International Dog Parkour Instructor
Owner of Do Over Dog Training

Should I Take This Course?

Do elevated hides stress you and your dog out? Never fear, Lori Timberlake here! This course will outline ways you and your dog can shift from dreading elevating hides to mastering and loving them.


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

What You Will Need for This Course

  • 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

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

We're Privileged to Share This Course With You!

Scent Work University is fortunate to have Lori grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Lori Timberlake.

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    Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.


    Full access to all course materials

    Full access to Student FB Group

    Submit homework and videos

    Detailed review from instructor


    Session Starts May 3rd

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


    Full access to all course materials

    May have 1 video reviewed

    Email support from instructor

    Go through the material at your pace


    Rolling Enrollment

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


    Self-taught option

    Full access to all course materials

    May add video reviews for a fee

    May add email support for a fee


    Rolling Enrollment


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