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Building Reliable Commitment to Odor

I recently did a Facebook Live and wanted to share it with all of you!  Are you curious about the response, “It Depends”, when determining how to train your dog to drive to odor no matter what?  Are you confused about Trained Final Responses and don’t know what is best for your team?  This is a FREE video… I hope it helps!  Enjoy!

WORKSHOP THROUGH FDSA: WW139: Nov. 10 – Targeted Training: Structuring the Perfect Training Session for Nosework

November 10th – 20th on demand access

Trying to figure out what to train when it comes to Nosework is WAY more than just throwing out a bunch of hides. Why? Because WE aren’t actually the ones doing most of the training, the odor is! How we determine what to train and how to train it is going to depend on the most important player… your DOG! We not only need to know WHAT to train but we need to know HOW to adapt our training according to our dog’s personalities. Each of our dogs is an individual… if we don’t train them like individuals, we will never help them to be the most they can be.

This workshop will help you to figure out how to target skills, adapt searches to your dog’s temperament and then if this go south, you will have a way to stop and change things up!

The key to Nosework is not to set hides like the kitchen sink! We need TARGETED TRAINING!

In this workshop, you will plan and execute a training session… a TARGETED TRAINING session…. so that you can learn how to see results more quickly!

FDSA Workshops include:

  • On Demand Video Lecture
  • Working Spots submit video for review (2:00 video in this case)
  • Auditing Spots can ask questions in the forum
  • On Demand Video Review and Question Reponse

Watch here to view Video Trailer of the lecture in this workshop:

NOTE: All Working Spots sold out in under 2 hours!  There are plenty Auditing Spots left!  Auditing Spots are $29.95

Lecture Publish Date: Sunday November 10
Video Submissions Due Date: Sunday November 17 @ 12pm noon PT
Feedback & Questions Video Publish Date: Wednesday November 20

Creating a Thinking Nosework Dog through Search Setups Part 1

November 14th @ 9:00pm ET

In Nosework, the hides do the training. Placement and understanding the dog’s thought processes should determine how you set your hides. In this webinar, we will help to expand your approach to setting hides that will build your skills. A hide is not a hide is not a hide! Either you are building skills or you aren’t… which are you doing? Are you helping to sculpt your dog’s search behavior or following along for the ride? Are you helping your dog to think differently or is your dog settled in his ways? We will talk about all of these topics and give you ideas for building your dog’s skills in a way that stretches your dog, and in a way that respects who your dog is as an individual.

In Part 1 of this 2 part series, we will talk about dogs as cognitive creatures and how we can use problem solving to help our dogs build their ability to search out hides. Part 1 will cover the first two problem solving scenarios: Using Assumptions / Memory & Tricking the Eyes.

Memory is incredibly important strength in the Nosework dog. With memory, the dog understands context and gets clues as to where to focus the search in order to find a scent cone or the dog may use memory to know what hides have already been found. This strength can also work against the dog and increase your chance of a fringe alert! The key is in rebalancing the dog.

Memory (and hunting!) entails using both visual and olfactory cues. Both are critical, but when the dog is out of balance, it’s easy for the dog to draw incorrect conclusions. If your dog has a hard time working all the way to source, this could be your issue!

Note: Part 2 of this series will happen on Nov. 21, 2019 at 6pm PT (9 pm ET). While it is helpful to take both webinars in this series, it is not required; both webinars are created to stand alone as well.

Also Note: This is a webinar hosted through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, not through my own software.  If you can’t attend live, no problem!  You will have access to the webinar recording for a year.

 

Airflow and Hide Setting Implications of Inaccessible and Elevated Hides

November 19th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET

This webinar will satisfy your Inner Geek! We will explore air flow and the science behind our target odors in order to understand how hides behave and what we need to consider when we set hides in training.

If you are a trainer, student or judge, this information is critical. What do you take as a “Yes”? Can you anticipate what your dog will give you? We will cover all of this including impacts of weather and temperature. Expect visual aid examples (smoke, vapor, etc) and corresponding search examples using a dog.

We will cover all three types of Inaccessible Hides:

  • Inaccessible Due to Containment
  • Inaccessible Due to Reach
  • Inaccessible Due to Elevation

Don’t miss it!

Can’t attend live? No problem! As long as you pre-register you will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

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Creating a Thinking Nosework Dog through Search Setups Part 2

November 21st, 2019 @ 9:00pm ET

In Nosework, the hides do the training. Placement and understanding the dog’s thought processes should determine how you set your hides. In this webinar, we will help to expand your approach to setting hides that will build your skills. A hide is not a hide is not a hide! Either you are building skills or you aren’t… which are you doing? Are you helping to sculpt your dog’s search behavior or following along for the ride? Are you helping your dog to think differently or is your dog settled in his ways? We will talk about all of these topics and give you ideas for building your dog’s skills in a way that stretches your dog, and in a way that respects who your dog is as an individual.

In Part 2 of this 2 part series, we continue to build our dog’s problem solving skills. In this part, we transition to covering the dog’s ability to work the search area in 3 dimensions. Part 2 will cover the second two problem solving scenarios: Using Geometry & Spatial Problem Solving.

A part of cognitive learning is understanding and applying patterns. We can utilize geometry and hide placement in order to mold and shape the dog’s search approach. If your dog needs to be more methodical, look here! Ideally, we utilize hide placement rather than handler intervention to encourage a logical approach to searching.

Spatial Problem Solving is all about toggling between eyes and nose in order to assess and react to the environment in order to find the hide more quickly. As our searches get more complicated, the more the dog is challenged to work out spatial problems. Can your dog work around objects to find source? When the dog initiates the spatial problem solving, the result is a faster, cleaner find and more joy on the dog’s part for solving the puzzle!

Note: Part 2 of this series will happen on Nov. 21, 2019 at 6pm PT. While it is helpful to take both webinars in this series, it is not required; both webinars are created to stand alone as well.

Also Note: This is a webinar hosted through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, not through my own software.  If you can’t attend live, no problem!  You will have access to the webinar recording for a year.

 

NEW!! Past webinar recordings for a select few topics are now available for purchase

 There are a few topics that I will likely not revisit but are VERY useful.  I’ve decided to make these recordings available for purchase on a trial basis.  Webinar recordings are taken from a past Live event.  Slides, videos and Q&A from the Live event are included.

Training Handler Scent Discrimination

Are you interested in trying Handler Scent Discrimination in wither AKC or UKC but you don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you HAVE started and you’d like more complicated games to play. This webinar will cover both! Stacy will take you through how to train and master handler scent discrimination including covering the science of the human odor scent cone!

$25.00 payable via PayPal

Conquering the Challenges of Training Nosework at Home

Do you train Nosework primarily at home? Or do you practice during the week when not at class? This webinar will cover the challenges of working at home. How do you handle residual odor? What about proper odor handling? Can’t get motivated? What do you do with the other dogs when you train? Ack! So much to think of! Get your questions answered in this webinar.

$25.00 payable via PayPal   

Pee No More! Addressing Urination in Nosework Searches

Do you worry that your dog will pee in a search area and wreck your changes of qualifying? Do you have an intact dog and worry that he will “mark” while you try to search? In this webinar we will analyze what urine COB’s and sniffing looks like compared to target odor. We will also discuss what to do in the event of your dog marking during a training session and how to avoid the situation to begin with!

$25.00 payable via PayPal   

Box Smashers Anonymous

Box Antics!! Learn how to head box smashing off at the pass. Initial training and reformation will be discussed. Learn how to avoid box smashing and how to fix the issue once developed. Avoid those faults!!

$25.00 payable via PayPal   

Curious about what a Webinar Recording LOOKS like?  Take a look at a short clip taken from “Pee No More”.  Each webinar recording averages around 1.5 hours long!

NEW!! Webinar Gift Certificates

Do you struggle with what to buy for that special Nosework enthusiast?  Gift certificates are now available for purchase!  

Did you receive a Gift Certificate? It’s super easy to redeem…  when you sign up for a webinar, simply enter your Gift Certificate code in the spot for “Promo Codes” in Eventbrite.  See you there!