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Join Stacy Barnett and Christina DeJuan, in our Seeing Through a Dog’s Nose lecture, the fourth in a series. In this webinar you will learn that the key to training an efficient and effective search or nosework dog is to systematically expose the dog to as many scenarios as possible. We can use odor to teach the dog what to expect and how to draw conclusions. In the beginning of the dog’s training, he learns that following the scent plume of an essential oil back to the source of the scent, results in a reward. Training helps him to truly understand how to work odor. Over time and through the proper exposure, the dog learns how to “connect the dots” and make the proper assumptions that result in a “hide” being found more quickly. After all, this IS a timed sport! Learning Objectives: The aspects of Scent Theory that influence how odor moves; Knowing when your dog is correct…. Challenging the perspective of “precision.” How we can manipulate the search in order to make a search more or less challenging, How we can challenge our dogs assumptions in such a way that they can learn by discovery, and, What do we do if odor acts in ways that we don’t predict?
Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Stacy Barnett and Christina DeJuan, PhD
Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar