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Power of Semi-Blind Searches

Power of Semi-Blind Searches

You've heard that if you want to be a better handler and get ready to trial, you MUST train using blind hides! In other words: you will have no idea where the hides are when your dog goes into the search area. But is this really the best way to go about it?

Webinar Details

When we are talking about a "blind" search, we mean that both the handler and the dog do not have any prior knowledge of where the hides are located. In essence, both the dog AND the handler are being tested. These tests are what trials are all about, but what about training? Trialing and training are two completely different things. Every time you call "Alert" and you get a "No", that is another deduction from your confidence bank which is NOT a good thing.

In this webinar, we will dive into why solely relying on blind searches could actually backfire and how leveraging the power of using semi-blind searches could be a better approach.  Not only can using semi-blind searches benefit yourself as a handler, it can also greatly benefit your dog!

Webinar Length


Webinar Outline

  • What are Blind Searches Really?
  • How a Blind Search in Training Can Backfire
  • Using Semi-Blind Searches
  • Watch that Confidence Bank of Yours!

Meet The Speaker:

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

Dianna's Credentials




AKC Scent Work Judge

USCSS CSD and Judge

AKC CGC and Trick Evaluator

C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator

Associate Trick Dog Instructor


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