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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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jrt Ella on her 7th birthday

Why we must not write off our senior dogs. And how to keep them healthy and happy for longer.

Ella, my Jack Russell Terrier, turned 7 on the 2nd January. As she was a rescue I don’t know what her actual birthdate is, so I chose the 2nd Jan. A celebration at the start of the year.  Senior threshold For many, 7 years old is the threshold for seniority. Look at dog foods, age …

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lab face under Christmas wrapping paper

How to turn Christmas rubbish into scentwork gold!

Christmas can be a messy affair. And with even more need for online shopping and presents having to be posted, this year could produce more rubbish than usual. But look again, from your dog’s perspective. And suddenly what you see as Christmas rubbish turns into scentwork gold. Treasure Look closely at what you actually have. …

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