We're delighted to be launching new online courses to enable you to teach your dog scentwork from the comfort of your home. The first course to launch is a skills mini-course
Scentwork Skills: Teaching 'Find Another' from Home
Have you mastered single hides and are introducing multiple hides and want to teach your dog to 'find another'? Or does your experienced dog re-visit previously found hides and need a refresher in the foundations? Then this is the mini-course for you! We'll show you how to teach this from your own home. Costing just £10, you’ll get 6 months’ access to the content.
This mini-course assumes that your dog has already been introduced to a target odour, has some basic value for that odour, and can do basic searches to find that odour (equivalent of Scentwork UK Level 1 or above). This is NOT a course in how to teach scentwork from the very beginning; this course is aimed at dogs who can do a basic single hide search and are looking to introduce multiple hides, or for more experienced dogs who might struggle with revisiting found hides and want to put some foundations in to address this.
In this mini-course we'll show you, using videos and accompanying text descriptions, how to teach your dog to work on and 'Find Another' using simple training games and exercises you can do at home, in your garden, or on your driveway. You'll need access to some items you can use to search, such as cardboard boxes, flower pots or random things from your garden shed, access to a small stretch of an exterior wall, and ideally access to an outdoor space you can use such as a courtyard or small garden. There is an exercise that uses two vehicles, but if you don't have access to two you can still complete the other exercises and your dog will still learn to 'Find Another' without this element.
Our Target Odour is cloves made to the Scentwork UK standards, but you can use any odour as long as your dog has value for it and already knows how to search for it (this course is aimed at dogs already successfully on an odour).
Scentwork Skills: Teaching 'Find Another' at Home mini-course
Are you starting to work on multiple hides and want to teach your dog to 'find another'? Or does your experienced dog re-visit previously found hides and need a refresher in the foundations? Then this is the mini-course for you! We'll show you how to teach this from your own home.
Cost: £10 for 6 months of access
Where: Sign up here
Instructors: Shelley Stubbington
Contact Shelley if you have any questions before signing up
"Its brilliant, my dog has gone from single finds to confidently finding 3 in just a few lessons. Would definitely recommend to all."
Joanne, Phoenix's owner
"It took me back to basics to reinforce the behaviours that you want. I didn't feel pressured that I had to complete lessons by a certain time. I enjoyed the fact that I could read the text and watch the videos. Thank you."
"Very well explained and exactly what I was looking for. Looking forward to the next one. Good value for money."