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Scent Detection Foundation - Online Dog Training Course
Scent Detection Foundation - Online Dog Training Course

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Learn how to motivate your dog to love searching for scent detection. Build engagement and focus. We'll set you up for success and you'll have fun from the very first session.
  • Next class starts October 1, 2019. Learn to train your sniffer dog, whatever your dog's age or level. We'll show you how, from fun foundation games with puppies, through imprinting target odor, to indication training. You'll get one year access to all materials. Prices are in Canadian dollars, so it's a great deal for our American customers (depending on exchange rates, that's approx. $75 US).

    Our Scent Detection Foundation course breaks skills down into easily achievable components. Components are trained separately at first, then combined together, to create
    bombproof scent dogs that can search anywhere:

    It's important to train your indication and engagement away from odor, where mistakes are "inexpensive" and won't adversely affect drive for odor.

    *Build engagement - use fast, simple, games to transform your relationship with your dog so he wants to work with you
    *Fun, motivational games harness natural drives and build intense desire to search
    *Play Using Food - How to use food effectively
    *Toy Play - Many students think their dogs don't like to play with balls, until they try our method to build drive for chasing 5 balls, without worrying about retrieving. If your dog doesn't love it, we'll show you how to play with food stuffable toys you can buy or make with what you have at home
    *Reward events - combine rewards effectively and you'll both have more fun
    Attention - we'll show you how to train your dog to pay focus on you even if you say and do nothing, as well as a teaching attention on cue
    Focus - Learn to teach your dog a focussed stare, so you'll know exactly where the hide is. We teach indications away from odor in only a few minutes a day, inspired by Scandinavian Working Dog Institute protocols. Your dog will learn to ignore handler movement, distracting words like "alert" to maintain focussed attention
    *Impulse control - by default, your dog will learn to ignore placed, dropped, rolled and thrown food and toys until you use the cue to "get it"
    *Boundary Games - send your dog to a concrete table, matt or crate, independently at a distance, awaiting further instructions. This distance work helps prepare for independent searches and indications
    *Environmental distractions - systematically introduce one appropriate challenge at a time so tests will be easy
    *Build your bond with your dog and completely transform your relationship - We'll help you to succeed every step of the way, starting from day one
    *Don't work harder. Play harder to set your dog up for success in scent detection, tracking, hunting or dogsports
    *You'll totally change your relationship with your dog and gel as a team.

    Once rewards and foundation behaviors are established, you'll learn the best way to introduce your dog to target odor, motivate him to search systematically and find the precise location of source (the highest concentration of target odor). We will show you the complete process of imprinting. We start the process at 5 weeks of age with our litters, but it's never too late to learn scent detection! Follow the proven protocols we use to train all ages and abilities of dogs at our classes. It's easy, fun, and anyone can do it.
    *We'll show you how to setup your own lab at home, using a minimum of 8-12 cardboard boxes and what you have at home
    *We'll show you how to reward properly, so the dog stays at the source

    *You'll teach your dog to recognize the target odor of your choice, or a cocktail of odors
    *Your dog will enjoy searching for odor from the very first session, and motivation will build over time
    *Your dog will learn to find the precise location of source. No more fringe alerts or "not close enough"
    *You'll learn to reward properly, at source, on time, to establish clarity and rapidly increase understanding
    *Avoid future problems such as fringe alerts (close but not at source) and aggressive alerts (box crashing, digging, biting, and retrieving), by setting up perfect scent detection practices, right from the start
    *Our foundation course will help you to prepare for scent detection tests, work, certification or nosework competitions (UKC, AKC, CKC, Sniffing Dog Sports, SDDA, K9 ABC Games, CWAGS), handler discrimination or tracking/trailing

    You'll be invited to our private Facebook group to discuss your foundation training, when it's convenient for you.

    From bed bugs to birds, from narcotics to nosework, Hunter's Heart motivational scent training has helped hundreds of teams to reach their potential since 1999. Learn more at: https://nosework.huntersheart.com/about-2/

    If you're not 100% satisfied, let us know within 7 days and we'll refund your money.

    Please click the tabs on this page for technical specs and extended info, for what you'll need, what's included and what's not included.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Carla at webmaster@huntersheart.com or (403) 813-9831 (Calgary, Canada).
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