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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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RECREATIONAL SNIFFING

Why recreational sniffing is not a waste of time

One of my favourite activities is to find new places to visit with my dogs. It’s something I crave during lockdown. I love the change of scene. The fun of experiencing a novel route, whether following (or trying to follow) predetermined paths. Or going off piste and exploring new woods, beaches and estates brings so …

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search factors

A year of search factors to use in your searches

In this, my third blog in the series on search themes, I’m going to talk about search factors. These are some of the specific factors and choices you can make when planning your searches. Each has it’s own pros and cons, depending on your goals. Your dog might not be ready for inaccessible finds or …

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