Talking Dogs Scentwork®

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papillon searching box

Why not all boxes are equal. How to choose which to crave & save and which to ditch!

Boxes aren’t a requirement for scentwork. The environment will always provide opportunities for hiding scented articles. But adding cardboard boxes to the search environment is a cheap, flexible and smart way to help you set and achieve training goals. But not all boxes are equal. Some provide many more options than others. Today I want …

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Ettie searching bricks

Talking Dogs Scentwork® ticks all the boxes, and more!

You know that I love Talking Dogs Scentwork®. I love everything about it. It’s whatever you need it to be. Perhaps you are stuck at home, isolating, shielding, confined due to health issues. Maybe you take your dog to work with you. She could be keeping you company in your van or truck or snoozing …

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always learning and growing

Don’t waste your great start. Keep learning, keep growing.

So you’ve taught your dog to find a specific scent. Job done. Or is it? It can be if you want to stick to the very basics of scentwork. Your dog will enjoy it but at best it is likely to become humdrum and predictable. And at worst it can become frustrating and stressful. Don’t throw …

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7 things that make lab fed up

7 things our scentwork dog wished we didn’t do! And how to avoid them.

Scentwork is teamwork. Working as part of a team requires vigilance to ensure that we are working efficiently. Checking in with our teammates and assessing our contribution is part of the process. This is no different when our teammate is a dog. Here are 7 of the most common ways that we can mess up …

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