Webinars

Looking for an informative and interactive experience? Register for one of our live webinars, or order a pre-recorded version. You will be happy you did.

What exactly is Scent Work? What is all the hoopla about? In this webinar, we will discuss what Scent Work is, how it started as a dog sport and the benefits it provides for all dogs! We will also cover the various dog sport organizations you can choose from when trialing in this exciting sport.
You have been competing in Scent Work for a while. Perhaps you are even an instructor, or a Judge in another dog sport. You are seriously considering becoming an official with a Scent Work organization. But do you know all that goes into being one? We will go into all the considerations in this behind-the-scenes and super informative webinar!
You have been an instructor for a few years and have enjoyed playing Scent Work with your own dog. You are considering teaching Scent Work to your clients. It cannot be that hard, right? In this webinar, we will go over some of the considerations as well as a few of the resources you can look into to help develop the knowledge-base necessary to best serve your clients.
One of the most important elements to Scent Work training is the odor! In this webinar, we will cover how you may prep your odor in compliance with the requirements of various competition venues and tips on how to store the same, to avoid inadvertent contamination.
Sensitive dogs are those dogs who deal with environmental sensitivities, "stranger danger" or struggle and fall apart when posed with a difficult training learning problem. In this webinar, we discuss how to design your Scent Work exercises to specifically help these dogs be more successful. The main objective being building their overall confidence and ability to work out incrementally difficult training puzzles.
Is your dog reactive to other dogs or people? Are you struggling in keeping them under-threshold when it comes to practicing, or worst still, trialing? In this webinar, we will discuss how you can design your practice sessions to keep your dog in their "thinking" brain, instead of their "reactive" brain, thus staying calmer, more focused and on-task.
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.
When a dog is working out an odor problem, they seem to be doing a million things at one. An ear flick here. A slightly turned head there. How often have you finished running your dog in a search, only to have an onlooker say to you the infamous, "Why didn't you call it sooner?" question? In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of stepping back and reviewing as many of runs as possible. Doing so will help take your Scent Work training to the next level.
Are you feeling as though your Scent Work practice sessions are getting stale? Does the thought of having to scour the neighborhood for a place to practice not sound like your ideal cup of tea? In this webinar, we will discuss how you can set-up some creative and challenging, yet fair and fun searches right at home.
Maybe you are working with a training club or group who is interested in hosting a Scent Work trial. How exciting! One of the largest hurdles is trying to find a site for your trial. One that will have the space and elements you need...and an owner that will be open to welcoming hordes of dogs and handlers onto their property! In this webinar we will go over some tips that can help you secure that dream trial site.
You are getting ready for a Scent Work practice session with your dog. Immediately, you begin bringing in lots of items for your search area. Chairs. Buckets. Stuff. You run your dog, and notice that they are checking all the items, but are not really searching the entire space. What about the corners? What about the walls? A dread falls over you...is there a hole in your training?! We will give you some suggestions in this webinar about how you can avoid the "just stuff" trap.
How you start your search can have a significant impact on the results of your search. In this webinar, we will discuss how to plan your start line routine to give your team the best advantage. We will also cover training for threshold hides.
Scent Work is exploding in popularity across the United States as a sport, which is wonderful! More dogs sniffing. More handlers taking the plunge to trial. However, if you have never been to a Scent Work trial before, it can be daunting to say the least! In this webinar, we discuss some realities that go along with trialing in Scent Work.
A common complaint for people who are first getting involved in Scent Work is that it is boring for the handler. Not as fun and high-octane as agility! It is true that Scent Work focuses more on the dog, but that is part of the allure! In this webinar, we will discuss some ways instructors and handlers alike can ensure Scent Work practice sessions are more engaging for handlers and their dogs.