The sport of Scent Work celebrates the joy of sniffing, and asks a dog to sniff to their heart's content; turning your dog's favorite activity into a rewarding game. Its a terrific sport for all kinds of dogs, and is a wonderful way to build confidence in a shy dog. Scent work is a positive, challenging activity that allows dogs the opportunity to use their strongest natural sense in a way that's fun, engaging, and that builds and strengthens a foundation of trust between the handler and dog. It is a sport where teamwork is necessary, and the dog is the leader.
Dogs smell scent like we see color. As a dog is born knowing how to use their nose, our classes will not teach a dog how to follow scent so much as we will tap into your dog's natural desire to hunt and we will positively reinforce the hunting behavior with a reward system that your particular dog loves, such a s a highly-valued toy, special food or a lot of "atta boys".
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