Taking you and your dog to new heights!Upcoming Webinars
Join us for an educational webinar without ever leaving home! Stacy offers webinars most weeks.
Webinars cost $19.99 and you receive access to both the live webinar and a recorded version, so you can rewatch it later.
July 2nd, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET
Did you know that the Nosework dog searches with a lot more than his Nose? In fact every dog with the cability of sight will search with their nose AND their eyes! Depending on the dog and his preferences within the Prey Sequence, this tendency may fall along a pretty wide spectrum! Dogs search with both because it WORKS… However, in some dogs this can really cause some training challenges including object obsession and fringe alerts. Learn how to challenge your dog’s assumptions!
The Use of Pressure in Handling the Nosework Dog Effectively
July 9th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET
In Nosework, we are taught to “give the dog space” and “don’t crowd the dog”. Do you know why that is? Sure, the dog can source more effectively, but why? The answer is in how our dogs react to proximal pressure, applied either by the handler OR by the environment. As Nosework handlers, very often the key to a successful search is in not only being able to read the dog, but to also read the search area and handle in such a way that we enable our dogs to be as effective as possible. This is achieved by the understanding and judicial use of pressure. Learn handling techniques aimed at taking the “push” out of handling so that the dog can work effectively. Learn to spot pitfalls in handling or in search areas that might lend themselves to missed hides, or “Finely Tuned False Alerts”. The magic is in PRESSURE!
Mastering Elevation in Training and Trialing
July 12th, 2019 @ 2:30pm ET
HIgh hides are both more difficult than we think and easier and less complicated than we imagine! The key to building the skill is by training a CONCEPT and then affirming the dog’s confidence in solving elevated odor. Marker words can be powerful here but you have to use them in the RIGHT way or you risk confusion! In this webinar we will cover how to introduce high hides and progress the training. We will also learn when our dogs are correct by predicting air flow and then by watching the dog’s search behavior. If you compete in a venue with elevated hides, this webinar is a MUST SEE!
Sun and Shade: Convection Currents & Temperature Differentials in Nosework
July 16th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET
One of the most educational type of searches that we can set for our dogs include puzzles that leverage the sun and the shade. Outdoors you can get significant lofting and odor movement depending on the wind speed and direction. Indoors, temperature differentials create Convection Currents and drive the majority of air flow that we encounter. Learn how to recognize these situations and how to create them in order to challenge your dog! Both scent theory and practical application will be covered!