11-09-2017, 02:58 PM
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I dabble in nosework with Chisum. We went to a training seminar, but he was too afraid to really do anything, so the instructor had me practice some of the basics with her dog. She suggested some online courses - I know Fenzi has one, but the one the instructor gave me was: https://www.onehappydog.com/shop/onl...osework-dec15/
I haven't yet started, though. Nor have I read any books. I started out just getting the basics - I struggled a lot with the physical maneuvering (holding a tin in one hand and a treat in the other is surprisingly difficult!). We did that for awhile, then I got him to seek out the tin every time I said "search" (when it was in plain sight), and then we started some really easy hides. I probably rushed it, but we'll never compete anyway so who cares. It's actually really fun to watch him sniff out the tin!