4 Week Course
Self Study Only
Want to improve your dog’s nose work skill? Time to improve your hide placement! Before every training session you should have a plan on how this session, and the placement of the hides will increase your dog’s nose work skill. Thoughtful sessions that are set up for a win for the dog make for happy dogs and happy handlers. There is nothing worse than setting up hides that are too difficult, discouraging, or worse, unsourceable. This is the class we take a look at training plans and how to get from where you are now in your training to where you want to be.
Week 1: What’s your training plan? We take a look at how important training plans are. What are you setting up for a training scenario and why? How to make sure that your hide placement gets you where you want to go.
Week 2: Confidence building by thoughtful placement. How to measure the difficulty of a training scenario and adjust your hides accordingly. How to place hides that help worried dogs, by identifying what worries them first and adjusting our hides and training session.
Week 3: Multiple hides that build up and not wear down a dog. How can you practice multiple hides and yet maintain a dog’s desire to search? What if your dog gets slower and slower? Hides that increase speed and training that increases search desire.
Week 4: Tricky scenarios and how to handle them. Height, crevices, channels and inaccessibles can either be a fun puzzle for your dog to work out, or an unsolvable problem. Make them a fun puzzle with skilled placement that challenges but does not discourage your dogs hunt.