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Common Pitfalls When Training Scent Work

When we are training Scent Work, especially in the beginning, there are some common pitfalls everyone should be mindful of and avoid. We cover five common pitfalls in this 90-minute webinar.

Webinar Details

As with all dog training, there are lots of schools of thought when it comes to how to train Scent Work. However, regardless of your preferred method, there are some common pitfalls we all need be mindful of and avoid.

In this webinar, we will discuss 5 common pitfalls to steer clear from:

  • Dogs creating a negative association with the odor.
  • Dogs making assumptions about what the game is really all about.
  • Dogs having limited endurance and tenacity in working out odor puzzles.
  • Dogs becoming too heavily reliant on their handlers to sort out a given odor problem.
  • Handlers projecting where the "correct answer" is.

Webinar Length


Should You Take this Webinar?

  • Are you training in Scent Work? Make certain you are aware of these pitfalls and avoid them as best as you can!
  • Are you a Scent Work instructor? See if you can incorporate the suggestions into your own lessons to help shield your students from falling into these pitfalls.

Webinar Outline

  • Why Dogs Can Create Negative Association with Odor
  • Does Your Dog REALLY Know What the Game is All About?
  • Baking in Limited Zeal to Search
  • Find it For Me Human!
  • Its...Over...THERE!

Meet Your Instructor:

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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