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Puppy & Junior Introductory Scent Course

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Puppy & Junior Introductory Scent Course

£55.00

The dog’s sense of smell is the best asset. Yet we don’t use it as we should and some classes and courses focus on obedience & agility too much. Some dogs may not enjoy obedience as it’s not a natural exercise and is very disciplined. For scent work, we can use obedience and use the dog’s innate ability to search for practicing off-leash work or long-line work. At the same time, you’re socialising your dog and working with the dog.

In this course, we look at a variety of topics that you can easily do with your dog with the correct know-how and guidance. We cover:

  • Man trailing.
  • Tracking
  • Scent work
  • Kong detection work on the focus wall.
  • Obedience and socialisation.
  • Introduction to new scents for mental stimulation.

This is a course if you like to learn new skills and build up your dog’s potential.

 

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Course Information:

Cost: £55.
10% Off for those on attended previous courses.
Duration: 4 weeks.
Day: Sat, 1100 – 1200
Dates. Nov 19 – Dec 17
Places available:
Limited to 4 places to ensure instructor-to-student ratio.
(3 places available now).
Location: Willingham Woods, Market Rasen
Notes: We will send out joining instructions and an information pack prior to joining the course to help prepare you for it.

Aim:
To teach the owner how to use their dog’s nose and keep them stimulated throughout their development.

Objectives:
– Explain what the olfaction system is?
– Demonstrate the dog’s innate ability to scent.
– Explain & demonstrate how to implement marker training for scent imprinting
– Explain & demonstrate indication development on a focus area.
– Outline methods of training the dog to search.
– Explain & demonstrate what a scent pad is?
– Demonstrate how to handle a dog on a 100-meter track.
– Explain & demonstrate how to teach your dog to do man trailing using a scent article and runaway
– Demonstrate obedience and environmental training.
Week 1 – Insight training
  • – Equipment needed
    – Types of scents to train your dog on.
  • Methods of scent imprinting:
    • Scent pads
    • Scent recognition
  • Indication training & development
  • Man trailing introduction:
    • Scenting item
    • Swabs
    • Runaways
    • Scent discrimination exercises
    • Environmental training
  • Clicker training
      •  Timing
      • Approximation
      • Setting goals

 

  • Week 2 – Tracking/trailing/air scenting
    Initial stages.
    o Tracking
    o Trailing.
    o Air scenting.
  • Indication development
  • Scent discrimination training:
    o Kong
    o Introduction to other scents
    o Boxes & Luggage.
    o Ball reward vs food reward.
    o Ball and roll method.
Week 3 – Indication training & building up the track/trail distances.
– Focus wall training
– Kong activity games to teach other disciplines.
– Obedience to scent work
– Marker training to help build up indication work
– Introduction to 2 leg tracks and trails.
Week 4:
– Finding the kong in a focus wall, area, vehicles & box
– Track/trail 1- 3 legs
– Basic Obedience
– Marker training drills including clicker work
– Scent work equipment
Rosette issues and certificate. Training materials were provided and a free clicker.
10% off for those previously attended courses and a key worker.

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