Detection training

Reinforcement Schedules

What are they? Why are they important to us as dog trainers? The information in this video is a bit incomplete. However, I am using this a starting point for a discussion. I will be working on this discussion in the next couple of posts.

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Develop Off-leash detection skills from day one

In detection training as in many projects in life, it is important to begin with the end in sight. I want a detection dog that is self-motivated and is operating independently under direction. I want to be able to direct the dog to a distant objective to search. With these two goals in mind, I […]

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Detection Sport Training

I had a great time meeting and training with everyone this weekend in Marion, NY. Special thanks to Debra Zappia of ProFormance K9 for hosting the event and Tim Vaillancourt for all his help.

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Scent Tube Carousel Construction

This video shows the construction of the scent tube carousel. This water heater pan measures 26 inches inside diamiter. Stay tuned for upcoming training articles on imprinting with the carousel. A trained detection canine must be discriminate and selective. She must identify target odor and selectively respond only to target odors. She must rely on […]

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Scent Tube Construction

We just held a seminar on nose work at our kennel in Fountain Inn.We had a good turn out and a good time, I will post some pictures and videos clips. We had quite a few questions on how to build the scent tubes. I created the scent tubes in the plumbing aisle of our local […]

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Scent Work Workshop

Pat Nolan will be conducting a 1-day training seminar on Scent Work at Dog Trainers Workshop, 207 Greenpond Road-Fountain Inn, SC 29644. When: Saturday, February 9, 8:30am-4:30pm*******************************************************************We will cover;1. What it means to “imprint odor.” 2. Why you do it. 3. How to do it. 4. Increasing your dog’s search intensity. 5. Increasing the length […]

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