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Exteriors: Exciting or Excruciating




Dianna L. Santos

As we embark on our Scent Work training journey, the prospect of tackling exterior searches with our dogs can be incredibly exciting! However, as we progress along our sniffing journey, we may find the challenges thrown at us by the environment become too much to deal with! Suddenly, exterior searches morph from this exciting venture to something that is excruciatingly painful and fraught with countless pitfalls!

Podcast Episode Transcript

In this podcast episode, Dianna discusses why this happens and how we, as handlers and trainers, may adjust our outlook to reinvigorate our love and appreciation for this challenging search element.

You may be interested in checking out these resources focused solely on tackling exterior searches:

Conquering the Environment in Scent Work Webinar

Exteriors and Field Trips with Primary Course

Exteriors and Field Trips with Birch Course

We have also been incredibly fortunate to host a slew of highly talented instructors as of late, be certain to check them all out:

All About the Box: A Detailed Look at Container Searches Webinar and All About the Box: Part 2 Webinar with Dana Zinn

Threshold Hides: From Terrible to Terrific Webinar with Michele Ellertson

Fearless Open Areas with Confidence Webinar with Judith Guthrie

Odor Concentrations Webinar with Judith Guthrie


Coming soon!

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