How to Socialize your Puppy

How to Socialize your Puppy

Puppy socialization is something I think about a lot because I’m a trainer and I run puppy socialization classes here in Victoria BC. But what socialization is, and how it can be accomplished is at the forefront of everything I do because I think it is misunderstood...
How to Play the “Shell Game” in Nosework

How to Play the “Shell Game” in Nosework

Mabel – NW1 – Containers 2.JPG Edit Delete Recently I had a friend over to do some nosework. She has two dogs. I have two dogs. Three out of four dogs failed the container search because they alerted on a distraction instead of the target odor. What was so...
How to do the Running Bunny in Nosework

How to do the Running Bunny in Nosework

In the sport of nosework (or scent detection) dogs search for a target odor that has been secretly placed in each of the four ‘elements’.  Dogs must learn to search containers (like boxes or suitcases), interior spaces, exterior spaces and vehicles.  In a nosework...
Nosework FAQs

Nosework FAQs

Mabel – NW1 – Containers 2.JPG Edit Delete Nose work, scent work, scent detection, sport detection….. …..It doesn’t matter what you call it – it’s a sport for pet dogs, based on real life bomb, drug or contraband detection. What are the dogs searching for,...
Every Dog Needs A Job

Every Dog Needs A Job

Aug 23 Celebrating Dogs (1).jpg Edit Delete Dogs are not just soulful eyes, stomachs and fur….they've got brains too! Every dog needs a job and dog sports are a great way to employ your dog and his/her mind. Check out this event “Celebrating Dogs in...