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How you Introduce Multiple Hides MATTERS!

How you Introduce Multiple Hides MATTERS!

Are you building GOOD HABITS or BAD HABITS? Too many folks believe that 1 plus 1 equals 2. Not so! We want to build a search dog that follows the behavior chain: Encounter Odor, Source Odor, Encounter Odor, Source Odor, and so on... but depending on HOW you introduce...

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The Incredible Sourcing Secret: 3D Searches

The Incredible Sourcing Secret: 3D Searches

Perfect Sourcing is a goal of every Nosework handler, yet I find in talking to people that the understanding of what sourcing is and how to really achieve excellence isn’t well known. All too often people confuse “precision” with pin-pointing and they focus all of...

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Final Responses: The Full Stop on Sourcing

Final Responses: The Full Stop on Sourcing

What truly IS a Final Response? A Final Response is an intentional behavior given to communicate to the handler that the dog believes that criteria has been met so that the handler will produce a reward. That's all it is... Final Responses are fraught with danger. But...

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What about those Warm-up Boxes?

What about those Warm-up Boxes?

If you are newer to competing in Nosework or Scent Work, you will certainly come across those cardboard boxes set aside for your use prior to your search. Have you ever wondered about whether or not it makes sense to use them or HOW you should (or should not) be using...

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