Bringing Home SMTx2

Bringing Home SMTx2

I have a really fantastic Facebook group where I share all of my travels. It’s kind of like me and almost 500 of my closest friends. (Stacy Barnett’s EPIC Nosework Travels). I started the group last year when I did my first cross country road trip. My...
Getting the Most out of a Lesson with a “Pro”

Getting the Most out of a Lesson with a “Pro”

Nosework (which is the same as “Scent Work”) as a competitive sport is exploding! We are seeing a huge increase in participation all over the world. Different programs are popping up, each with their own “flavor” of this most special sport that originally started over...
It’s not about the Title…

It’s not about the Title…

I have four dogs and they all do Nosework. Their talents are all different and they have all taught me something special about this journey that we’re are on. Each of their journeys is different, but one is no less special than the other. This weekend I had the...
Feed that dog!!

Feed that dog!!

The ramifications of a variable reinforcement schedule for Nosework dogs I noticed a strange phenomenon when I was judging recently that really stuck with me! In the event of more than one hide, I noticed that some handlers were choosing not to reward their dog until...
My Dog Lies!

My Dog Lies!

“My dog lies!”… I hear this all the time when I’m judging and teaching. When I’m judging, I see a dog indicate on the correct box. The team apparently has a history of mistrust because the handler will tell the dog “You lie....
You Get What You Practice!

You Get What You Practice!

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. ~ Commonly misattributed to Albert Einstein. Einstein may not have actually said this quote, but it’s pretty fabulous and poignant anyway. I’ve been thinking about...