Training detection dogs is a fun and rewarding thing for both humans and dogs alike. There are countless odors that dogs are trained to detect including drugs, explosives, counterfeit money, people, cadavers, peanut butter, cell phones, cancer, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Training dogs to detect odor taps into the dog’s strongest sense, smell. The dog’s nose is thousands of times more powerful than ours, essentially they see with their nose. I’ve done other video lessons on teaching scent detection. this one is a little different. In this lesson, I focus on the dog doing what’s called a passive indication. This would be used more likely to indicate explosives, but the fundamental skill is essential for all detection.
Now, you may wonder why train your dog to detect odors when you don’t want to work in this line. Well, there are so many fun games that you can play with your dog using scent training. There are many dog sports including MONDIO RINGSPORT as well as AKC NOSEWORK and obedience that tap into the dog’s ability to smell.
Giving your dog this skill will last a lifetime, scent training is fun and I promise your dog will love it!
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