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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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24 indoor search themes to inspire you throughout the year

Sometimes it can be difficult to think up different scentwork searches. Especially when you are confined indoors. Or have run out of inspiration. So I’ve written a series of three blogs, one a week for the next three weeks, that will give you 12 months of ideas and 60 suggestions that you can mix and …

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15 ways dog trainers get scentwork training wrong. And how to avoid making the same mistakes.

I have concentrated the last ten years on teaching scentwork over everything else. And as a result I have learned lots! I’ve learned how to teach scentwork in such a way that I can’t recall any dog and handling coming to any of my workshops and failing. Every team has understood the task and achieved …

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How to make a scentwork starter kit (without a mouse!)

About a year into running workshops, I started selling the TDS Scentwork Starter Kit. These kits comprised a storage tin, a packet of dried catnip, a scentwork mouse and instructions for how to introduce your dog to the scented toy. If you’re eagle eyed, you might have noticed that the kits have been out of …

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