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Patterns CSI to Novice Detection Webinar

Search patterns will vary but they share a common goal of providing organization and a systematic structure to ensure that no items or productive areas are missed. Learn how hide placement, search area context, and reward history matters in building a dog who is organized and thorough as they search.

Bill Gaskins

Bill Gaskins


Deliberately using hide placements, and reward history, can drive search dog behavior using context clues to generalize to environmental/contextual cues and search productive search areas they’ve received rewards at before. The dogs past experience paired with motivation to work, will increase the likelihood that they will search areas without any input from their handlers. Then the handler’s role is to learn to manage the search and support their dogs as they search.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.




Does your dog ping-pong around the search area? Perhaps introducing the concept of patterns, through the use of thoughtful hide placement and reward history, will help.

Are you a Scent Work instructor? Having as many tools in your toolbox as possible is the best way to help your clients! Know how to introduce the concept of patterns and see how you can incorporate them into your curriculum without cueing the handler to take over the search from the dog.

Patterns CSI to Novice Detection Webinar
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Bill Gaskins


Bill Gaskins

Scent Work Instructor

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The proud owner of Integrity Nose Worx, Bill is an approved Scent Work sport Judge who brings over 20 years of experience of working in the military as a Law Enforcement Specialist Military Working Dog Handler.

Bill Gaskins


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