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NOTE: General promo codes are being discontinued as of August 1st.  Promo codes earned as a part of a prize or raffle will continue to be honored.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

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!

You Can Train It! Pattern Training for Close Convergence

February 26th, 2020 @ 9:30pm ET

Missing Hides? Systematic pattern training is the key to close convergence in a blind situation. Why lose points?

In the beginning of our trialing, the hides are set fairly far apart. If we don’t know how many hides there are, we at least know a range. As we advance, the search areas get larger or more complex, the challenges increase, the time pressure grows, and the parameters for what we can “expect” completely disintegrate! Now, you can find yourself in a situation of close convergence. Can you handle it?

Oftentimes this means missed hides. Missed hides may then cause the handler to tighten too much and in the next trial, they might over handle or mismanage time. Wouldn’t it be great to put the responsibility more on our dogs?

This webinar is all about systematically setting hides in a way that will help the dog to start to search immediately after finding a hide. We will start basic and build the capability to integrate this patterning approach into our larger searches.

Can’t attend live?

No problem! As long as you pre-register you will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

For more Webinar FAQ’s: https://scentsabilitiesnw.com/webinar-faq/

NOTE: When you sign-up for this webinar, the link to the LIVE webinar will now be available on your Eventbrite confirmation as well as in your email from AnyMeeting. If you don’t receive this information, please first check your Spam folder and then email me at severnswb@hotmail.com. After the webinar, I will email you a new link to view the recording… I will send this both via Eventbrite AND through my own email system.

You Can Do It! Confidence Building Strategies for Nosework Dogs

March 4th, 2020 @ 9:30pm ET

Nosework is an incredible activity for building a dog’s confidence… but only if you go about it the right way!

Dogs are Emotional animals… what that means is that when we train them, it’s not all about skills only! Nosework itself is touted as a “Confidence Building” sport. However, if we don’t address the dog’s emotional state and if we don’t approach training from the perspective of building confidence, it just won’t work that way.

In this webinar, we will talk about what is necessary in order to develop confidence, how to assess the dog, and strategies and tactics for setting the dog up for success.

We will answer questions such as:

  • How do you know if your dog CAN search at any given time?
  • What ratio of interiors, exteriors, containers, etc should you train?
  • What about rewards? What if my dog isn’t naturally “foody”?
  • What is the role of hunting for food? If I didn’t start that way (or even if I did), how do I maintain the dog’s confidence?
  • What is the best way to introduce novel environments?
  • What about proofing? Should I do it?
  • How about Alert? What if I’m having trouble reading my dog?
  • And More!

Can’t attend live?

No problem! As long as you pre-register you will receive a link to the recording afterwards.

For more Webinar FAQ’s: https://scentsabilitiesnw.com/webinar-faq/

NOTE: When you sign-up for this webinar, the link to the LIVE webinar will now be available on your Eventbrite confirmation as well as in your email from AnyMeeting. If you don’t receive this information, please first check your Spam folder and then email me at severnswb@hotmail.com. After the webinar, I will email you a new link to view the recording… I will send this both via Eventbrite AND through my own email system.

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.

NEW!!! The Nuts and Bolts of Scent Theory

Are you enthralled with Nosework and want to be more competitive or increase your Q rate? Understanding Scent Theory is critical! When we handle, we really are NOT just a “dope on a rope”…. knowing a little about Scent Theory will help you to set better hides, interpret your dog and work a search area more effectively!

$25.00 payable via PayPal

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!