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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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What’s in the tin? How to make the perfect scentwork tin.

Your scentwork tin is an essential piece of kit. This is where you scent up and store articles. As you can see, the tin has a dual purpose. Placing the articles into the tin alongside the target scent gives them time to soak up the scent ready for searches. And then by using the tin …

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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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How can scentwork help shelter dogs find new homes?

I first came to live in Cambridgeshire to start a new job in a large animal shelter. The 50 acre site was a temporary home for (most of the) hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, pigs, and more! My position as behaviourist meant that I was able to visit other branches and learn …

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