Confidence is a challenging concept… it’s a matter of balance… knowing your dog and setting your dog up for success. This Podcast explores how we assess confidence and how we determine how to build it.
What is confidence and how do you build it?
by Stacy Barnett | Apr 25, 2020 | Podcast | 8 comments
Thank you for this cool description of how to build a dog’s confidence. I have a few questions in relation to what in your opinion it is best to help the dog, if you accidentally make a search that is too difficult, how do you help his dog best? Do you interrupt the search? or do you go closer to the scent, perhaps looking at the location of the scent? and in that way does the dog tell that the smell is here? or do you put a treat on top of the scent?
I prefer to cheerfully remove the dog and make the hide easier…
Definitely needed this to help my boy and start working in different environments as he as you said confident at home. Going to back up the hide and up the environment. Thank you
Thank you for these podcasts, very helpful. LOL >>> cattle shoot, so true!
Thanks for the clarification and explanation! Possible to have this in written form so I can save it?
Thank you for sharing your expert advise. It will not only help me in the Olympic scentathalon, but will aid me in further training my 3 yr old mini aussie for trials
Great podcast, I like the analogy you used with the kids learning math. Just another thing to consider when setting searches. Oh, Labradozer. That was me, ; )
Excellent explanation. All true. Thank you.