Blog Blip: Rewarding a Blank Search

I’ll be doing a series of short blogs – a blip in your day when the extra time we thought we all had is now full with ALL THE THINGS being offered and shared online due to COVID-19. Hope you have a minute in your day for a glimpse into my training...

Blog Blip: Delivery of Reinforcement at Source

I’ll be doing a series of short blogs – a blip in your day when the extra time we thought we all had is now full with ALL THE THINGS being offered and shared online due to COVID-19. Hope you have a minute in your day for a glimpse into my training...

Blog Blip: How Valuable is Odor to Your Dog?

I’ll be doing a series of short blogs – a blip in your day when the extra time we thought we all had is now full with ALL THE THINGS being offered and shared online due to COVID-19. Hope you have a minute in your day for a glimpse into my training...

Blog Blip: End of Search Hide Pick-up

I’ll be doing a series of short blogs – a blip in your day when the extra time we thought we all had is now full with ALL THE THINGS being offered and shared online due to COVID19. Hope you have a minute in your day for a glimpse into my training thoughts!...

Raising Dogs

Having dogs is a lot like raising children. I know how some people hate the term “fur babies” and I remember my dad never wanted my dogs referred to as his “grand dogs”. What we do know, is how much our dogs are loved and considered members of...

The value of a trained behavior at source

Yep, that’s right, I’m talking about a trained indication!!! For many dogs and handlers, teaching a clear behavior at source – otherwise known as an indication or final response – can be very useful for our dog’s understanding and for handlers to...

Time is on your Nosework side

With increased access to nosework/scent detection trials, new teams are out in droves competing in this very fun sport! I am delighted to see teams who were competitive in other sports, specifically agility, finding the joys of nosework. They are drawn to the...

You got that one – A Nosework Blog

“You got that one” A familiar phrase you’ve probably heard or used during an advanced nosework search. It’s what we might say when our dog goes back to a found hide. Although there are different approaches to handling found hides, the most common one...

What is your dog’s search recovery time?

I was talking with someone today about blasting dogs and missing thresholds. We both had tried or advised starting further back from the start to help with checking the start area more thoroughly. It works. They get to blast and then settle into the search many feet...