One of the many wonderful things about Scent Work is as an activity, it is a perfect fit for reactive dogs. However, if you are an instructor and are offering group in-person Scent Work classes, do you know how to set-up and run these classes to ensure everyone is safe and all the dogs may succeed? We will walk you through some suggestions in this webinar.
Having any number of reactive dogs in your class requires that you take certain safety procautions. Not only do you have to be mindful of how the dogs will be staged in between searches, how will you ensure all the dogs will be comfortable during the search itself? For instance, if you have a reactive dog student who is in the middle of their search, and another dog in the class starts barking, this could derail this dogs ability to do the exercise. Depending on the severity and basis of their reactivity, it can cause them to either explode or shutdown...as they are heading to a hide...and thus having a single learning event that Birch, Anise or Clove, or Scent Work overall, is scary or stressful. This could be catastrophic, and is only one potential possibility. With that in mind, this webinar is designed to give instructors a few suggestions on how they can better set-up their group in-person Scent Work classes to ensure all the dogs can be successful and safe.
- It All Starts With the Staging
- Suggestions for Setting Up the Search Area
- Common Pitfalls to Avoid
- Why an Eye on Safety Must be Paramount
We are delighted to announce that this webinar is approved for 1.5 CEUs through CCPDT and KPA!