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Clarity with Markers

Clarity with Markers

One of the most powerful and quick things that you can do for your performance is to increase the clarity of your communication by cleaning up your markers.  In this lecture we will talk about (1) the power of a clear marker, (2) what are the qualities of an...

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The Five Types of False Alerts

The Five Types of False Alerts

I was inspired to write this blog because of some self reflection that I had at a recent trial. Our False Alerts are very rarely the "fault" of the dog. Fault is a word that I use loosely here because honestly, it's not a False Alert unless the handler utters the...

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Are you a Cheap Handler?

Are you a Cheap Handler?

Did I get your attention with that headline? I hope I did! There is an epidemic out there and it's an epidemic of great proportions. All over the Nosework community, there are CHEAP HANDLERS. A Cheap Handler doles out reinforcers to their dog like they won't be able...

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Hide and Search Analysis: Search #1

Hide and Search Analysis: Search #1

Last night I did a walkthrough review with my Coaching Community and we covered a VERY cool search from a recent trial. The search had some really interesting hide placements and challenges due to air flow. I was so jazzed about it that I thought that I would turn the...

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