A dog’s world is ruled by his sense of smell. To allow a dog to use his or her nose is to open oneself to the world of scent. The domain of scent is all about working with and learning from and about dogs. What could be better than to get to know your dog on his terms? Having the opportunity TO sniff may be just what the doctor would order to relieve doggie stress!
I’ve been teaching a variety of ‘search for scent’ games for a decade and a half now and continually see dogs’ eyes brighten up when the game is ‘on’! You can play scent games just for fun or compete for titles in the new sport of k9 nose work. To see if scent work is your cup of tea, come to one of my monthly Just Do It! Dog Day events in Berlin, MA. If you’re positive you want to do nose work, sign up for a nose work class in Brookline MA.
Meanwhile, check out my class videos below:
The Cooperative Dog ~ Introduction to Nose Work Class
The Cooperative Dog ~ Intro to Odor -First class
SCENT GAMES include a number of games such as Find It, The Shell Game, Find ‘Sam or Sally’ and many many more tricks & games. Different tasks require different training techniques such as scent pairing, scent matching and scent discrimination.
Sometimes, dogs SEE what they’re asked to identify! The video below demonstrates how unbelievably smart dogs are when we use modern dog training methods. If you’re wondering what the rave is about CLICKER TRAINING, this is just one example!
A Visual Match to Sample!