Welcome to the SECOND Scentathlon. Last year, during the start of COVID-19, Holly Bushard and I put on a huge on-line competition. It was fun. It was educational. It was too big. So this year, we have reimagined our concept and have decided to focus it on EDUCATION, FUN TIMES, and AMAZING DOGS…. Educationem, Fun Temporibus, Mirabile Canibus.
What is this thing and how does it work?
An exercise a day will be released on each of the first 4 days of the week for 2 weeks. You will receive a total of 8 exercises, 4 from Holly and 4 from Stacy.
- Holly Bushard’s Release Schedule: Saturday 5/1, Monday 5/3, Saturday 5/8, Monday 5/10
- Stacy Barnett’s Release Schedule: Sunday 5/2, Tuesday 5/4, Sunday 5/9, Tuesday 5/11
The exercise will be in the format of a video lecture which will include a description of the exercise, the theory behind the application and benefit, suggestions on how to modify the exercise based on dog experience, and a video demonstration.
You are free to post your videos in our special, exclusive facebook page for peer review
There will be 2 Live Q&A’s for participants where you can get all of your questions answered that may come up during your training sessions. The Live Q&A’s with Stacy and Holly will be scheduled for:
- Thursday 5/6 @ 9 PM Eastern
- Wednesday 5/12 @ 9 PM Eastern
There will be a final wrap-up Live event on Wedensday, 5/19 @ 9 PM Eastern
Let’s Be Kind, Supportive, Curious, and Invested! Let’s celebrate our love of the sport together! This should be a fun and inspirational two weeks!
Sounds great! How do I register?
Just click on the PayPal link!
Can I post videos of more than one dog?
Certainly! We do hope that you will also watch videos posted by other participants and comment!
Will Holly and Stacy be providing feedback on the videos?
No, however we do really encourage you all to provide peer feedback to each other!
Will there be prizes like last time?
Not this time. We felt that the real benefit of the event was in the educational value and we wanted to make sure that that didn’t get lost.
Can I work my beginner dog?
Sure! You can use any target odor including primary (hunting for a food or toy) or paired hides.
Once you register, please go to the Facebook Group in the link provided. Your membership will be approved within 24 hours. This is a DIFFERENT Facebook group than 2020.
Date & Time
Saturday May 1 – Friday May 14th, 2021
With a Special Closing Event on
Wednesday May 19th