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Want Change? Make Change!

Want Change? Make Change!

Sometimes in the sport of Scent Work (Nosework), we go to a trial and it's not perfect. Perhaps the trial lasts a few hours longer than expected. What is your response? What do you DO? I'm an AKC Contractor. As a part of my responsibilities I act as an AKC...

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Blocking and Acquisition of New Odors

Blocking and Acquisition of New Odors

Every so often I hear handlers say, "My dog doesn't like Anise".  As a trainer and a (former) scientist, this sounds odd.  However, I think there's a rather looming potential cause to this phenomenon.  It's called "Blocking" (Kamin, 1968).  Blocking, with respect to...

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Crazy Canine to Calm Cool and Collected

Crazy Canine to Calm Cool and Collected

Just this past weekend I was trialing Brava.  I was running low on treats and she started to bark at me.  Incessantly.  She wanted her turn and she wanted it NOW!  I do admit to not being at the top of my game that run and her AKC Excellent Containers search went down...

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