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Power of Semi-Blind Searches

Starting with Food: The Whys and The Hows

There are a ton of different schools of thought when it comes to Scent Work. One of them is introducing the dog to the overall concept of Scent Work by having them hunt for food alone. We will discuss the why's and how's of this methodology in this webinar.

Webinar Details

Scent Work, at it's core, involves having a dog hunt for a particular odor in specific search elements. To be successful, the dog must be able to work through a variety of odor puzzles.

However, odor is odor. While it is true that Birch, Anise and Clove may be used in competition, food also has odor. Therefore, we could very well introduce the dog to the overall concept of Scent Work using food!

In this webinar we will outline the thinking behind this approach, the benefits of it and how dog and handler teams can then progress to hunting for more than just food alone.

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What This Webinar is NOT Designed to Do:

This webinar is not intended to get into a debate about which training method or philosophy is "better" or "worse".

There are lots of different ways to get to the same goal. We will simply be discussing one of those ways.

Webinar Outline

  • Why Start With Food?!
  • Why It May Be a Good Choice for Some Dogs and Handlers
  • How Dogs and Handlers Progress

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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