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Training for Blank Areas Webinar

Blank searches don’t need to be scary! We will discuss theory, training techniques, and building observation/decision making skills.

Webinar Details

While blank searches are usually considered an “NW3” concept, they can be important at every level of the dog’s development. We get very used to “a search means find the odor” and forget to observe the dogs clearing areas and learn what not finding odor looks like. Natalie will discuss Searching vs. Finding, the Whys and Hows of blank searches, and address many of the common questions and concerns. We will talk about blank searches of all types, not just interiors!

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Should You Take this Webinar?

  • Are you getting ready to compete in Scent Work? Get ideas on how you can train the concept of blank search areas to your dog while still keeping the game fun!
  • Are you a Scent Work instructor? See how you can introduce this concept to your own students while ensuring the dogs are set-up to succeed.

Webinar Outline

  • Searching v. Finding
  • Whys and Hows of Blank Searches
  • Blank Searches Are About More Than Interiors!
  • Common Questions and Concerns

Meet The Speaker:

Natalie McManus

Natalie McManus

Scent Work Program Instructor

Natalie's Credentials


AKC Scent Work Judge

USCSS CSD and Judge

K9 Nose Work® Camp Instructor

Scent Work University is fortunate to have Natalie grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this webinar is created by, owned by and the rights to the content are reserved to Natalie McManus.


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