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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. Let's check the other boxes." IF the team...

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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...

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Scent Cone Size Matters!

Scent Cone Size Matters!

You will find as you start to really watch your dog searching, that the size of the scent cone will vary based on the type of hide. Air Flow is the largest driver of Scent Cone Size Air Flow is the largest driver of Scent Cone size. For instance, a hide in high wind...

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The Art of Timing the Verbal Mark in Nosework

The Art of Timing the Verbal Mark in Nosework

I’ve been wondering lately, WHAT drives the difference between a dog who truly understands how to work to source and a dog who fringes. In a recent webinar I covered all manner of fringing (“Fringing” is what we call alerting on the edges of odor or not near the...

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