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Steve and Jen White - Dog Training

Steve and Jen White - Dog Training

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  • Sat 25 Feb ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 26 Feb ’12, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Creative Hospitality, Tasman Street, Wellington


All Ages

Saturday 25 Feb 2012 - Scentsational! The keys to fun and reliable scent work

Ever seen a dog that seems to just live for the next "nose hit"? Such a scent-obsessed dog could care less about what his human is doing, wants, or where she's going. That's because, with more of their brains devoted to smell than to sight, dogs are hard-wired to be more olfactory creatures than visual ones. This jam-packed day will show you how to enhance your relationship with your dog as you both have fun exploring the "scentsational" world around you.

Steve and Jen will show you:
* Exactly why scent propels dog behaviour
* How to turn the drive sniff to your advantage rather than fight it.
* Fun scent games
* How to make a lucrative career out of your dog's obsession for all things stinky
* How some common scent training methods and games can actually interfere with efforts to train a reliable scent work dog, and what you can do about it.

3 x working dogs for this session. Instructions will be supplied to prepare both you and your dog for this session. Places are allocated in order of confirmed bookings.

Sunday 26 Feb 2012 - Hydration intensified tracking training (HITT)

19 out of 20 dogs who take the American Kennel Club’s Variable Surface Tracking test fail. Steve and Jen will not only explain why, but will give you a principle-based approach to tracking training. People the world over are turning conventional tracking training on its head as they use HITT to train tracking dogs for sport, Search and Rescue, and Police K9.

You’ll learn:
* How to train dogs to track on hard surfaces such as asphalt first.
* Why grass is the last surface you should train.
* How to use the 80/20 rule to make sound training decisions.
* How to systematically conquer surface changes, cross-tracks, delays, and harsh conditions.
* A simple, effective way to make your dog love to indicate on articles.

Unlimited number of dogs can attend the HITT workshop.

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