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At some point when you are tackling a search with blind hides, you will call a false alert. When trialing, this can mean the difference between earning a qualifying score or not. Thus, false alerts carry a ton of negative associations with Scent Work handlers.

What causes handlers to call false alerts in the first place? What was their dog doing that made them call "Alert" in that given moment? Was there some sort of communication breakdown between the dog and handler? What happened and how we can prevent it from happening again in the future?! We will answer these questions, and more, in this webinar.

The final part of this 4-part webinar series, in this webinar we will delve into the common causes for false alerts seen in Vehicle searches and what can be done in training to avoid false alerts. Suggestions offered will apply to BOTH ends of the leash.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.

Cause and Cure of False Alerts: Vehicle Searches Webinar


Do you struggle with blind Vehicle searches, where false alerts abound? Learn the common causes and possible training solutions in this webinar.

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos


Cause and Cure of False Alerts: Vehicle Searches Webinar
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Are you training in Scent Work? At some point, you are likely to tackle a blind search, where you do not know where the hides are. Be proactive, learning the common pitfalls to avoid that can lead to a handler calling a false alert in a Vehicle search.

Do you struggle with Container searches? See if you or your dog are falling into the some of the featured pitfalls and what you can do in training to counteract those.

Are you competing in Scent Work trials? Ensure you and your dog are doing all you can to avoid calling false alerts!

Are you an instructor? Garner some tips and ideas of exercises to implement in your own program to best prepare your canine and human clients.

Dianna Santos


Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

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The President of Online Dog Training, Inc. and Cyber Scent Work, Inc., Dianna is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Scent Work University. She is passionate about Scent Work and loves the benefits it awards dogs and handlers alike.

Dianna Santos


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

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