Scent work

Discussion in 'Obedience' started by Anthony Abrao, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Anthony Abrao

    Anthony Abrao Registered Users

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    There isn't a forum dedicated to the discipline of scent work. Should there be? Meh...not for me to decide.

    I am interested. Is anybody else?

    I've got goals for Captain to earn titles in obedience, and recently i have decided to add scent work. Is it too much? I do most of our training at home by watching youtube, reading articles, and reviewing forum posts. There doesn't really seem to be much for scent work, though. There are a couple dog clubs nearby that host the events, and so they also host the training courses. I'd rather enroll in an online training course like what Fenzi offers. Is there anyone who has experienced their scent work/nose work classes?

    I'm ready to spend money to obtain supplies. I dont want to buy too much even though i know i will likely use it all in the long haul, nor do i want to buy too little and not be able to effectively train. It'd be great to be able to discuss this with some more people who have experience in this area of dog sports.

    Thanks!
     
  2. J.D

    J.D Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    I started scent work with Toby before his treatment and hope to get back to it. We did two weekend workshops which gave me the tools to be able to practise at home. No equipment needed just little bits of cloth in a jar with cloves.
    Obviously very basic but good fun. Dogs seem to love it.
    The benefit of classes is there are lots of distractions which you would have if you take it further.
    I’m guessing you aren’t in the UK so no point offering suggestions but good luck and keep us posted how you get on.
     
  3. Anthony Abrao

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    No, we are in the US. I am more than willing to read through whatever recommendations you have; i'm sure there will be some tips that are useful, and there is possibly others who are near you which will find even more usefulness.
     
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