Category Archives: Scent work

Go Sniff! Then Please Come Back!

Please share this post whenever you see someone suggest to an inexperienced trainer that she use sniffing as a reinforcer on walks. Hey. You know that thing that seems like the perfect solution to problems with your dog when walking on … Continue reading

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Summer’s Turtle Diary

I was reminded again this week of the awesome olfactory capabilities of dogs. My dog Summer has a passion for turtles. Passion is maybe not the right word. Fixation, love-hate relationship. She wants to get them and chew them up. … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dogs and prey, Dogs' sense of smell, Predation, Scent work | Tagged | 6 Comments

High Speed Nosework

Just a little fun for the middle of the week. Clara can now find her ball anywhere in the yard in under a minute. I’m going to have to start burying it, or get a bigger yard. Or I know! … Continue reading

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Posted in Dog body language, Dogs' sense of smell, Play, Scent work | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments