Tuesday night students celebrating Beth Johnston's NW3 title with her amazing Standard Poodle, Ernie. Tuesday night class would like me to tell the Thursday night class "Nyah-nyah! We can celebrate, too!"
I totally forgot to post Zodi's NW3 achievement to this page so in case you missed it, Zodi earned her first NW3 title in Knoxville, MD on Oct 30th. She was one of only 2 dogs that passed that day showing what a great foundation she's received by following the principles taught to me by [...]
Dobby did an excellent job of finding the hide on the arm of this chair. He used the pooling odor in the corner and the odor spreading along the wall to figure out the hide was on the chair. Then he carefully detailed the chair until he found source. This was a tricky hide [...]
Tucker came to me for a Nosework lesson back in 2013. When he came into the building he was shivering in fright but soon he had forgotten his fear and was happily searching for food. This activity provides so many benefits for dogs (and cats, too) that now some veterinary behaviorists are using it in [...]
Hank is new to searching for target odor so we mostly pair with food so the dog understands that the drive to odor is what pays, not the indication. The indication develops naturally over time and the handler learns all the antecedent behaviors making them experts on reading their dogs. (Don't you just love the [...]
"The importance of smell in the life of my dogs, has changed the walks we take. I have to honor the need to sniff and ferret out information about their environment. I can’t snatch them off “sniff-time” any more than I would snatch the newspaper out of someone’s hands while they’re reading. " Read the [...]