I just love to work Maggie, a Russell Terrier, in Nose Work. She’s a natural hunter and has great energy. One of the things I taught her is that sometimes the source is out of her reach. She’s an 8 inch dog, so anything over 2 feet high is over her head. So, this blog is about how I taught Maggie to reach for high sources and the game that we love to play when she finds it.
Notice that Maggie took awhile to locate that hide, it was not an easy search for or her, or for my tall dogs, either. If I would have gone in and rewarded her before she stopped searching, she would begin to look to me for help when the hide is out of her reach. Looking to me for help in Nose Work is exactly what I don’t want my dog to do. The next search I do with her will be easier and lower to the ground, I’ve done quite a few elevated hides with her and I don’t want her to begin to think that Nose Work is hard, because it’s not, right?