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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsignalfire View Post
    Lancer's using a ball reward now and doing super well with it on interiors/exteriors. I messed up somewhere along the way with boxes though, because he thinks that "pawing at all boxes" results in getting the ball now, and not actually focusing on scents... so I might have to go back to pairing with food for that?

    Also, I'm wondering how do I even find local mock ORT's? I'd ask our trainer, but I kinda feel like she prefers us to be 100% ready before we even attempt an ORT... so I'm going to do it secretly if I find one. LOL
    If you have friends who train, why not just do your own?

    As for your pawing, what would happen if you put the boxes on benches or chairs and worked them? That way, he would know that the pawing isn't paying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainingjunkie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsignalfire View Post
    Lancer's using a ball reward now and doing super well with it on interiors/exteriors. I messed up somewhere along the way with boxes though, because he thinks that "pawing at all boxes" results in getting the ball now, and not actually focusing on scents... so I might have to go back to pairing with food for that?

    Also, I'm wondering how do I even find local mock ORT's? I'd ask our trainer, but I kinda feel like she prefers us to be 100% ready before we even attempt an ORT... so I'm going to do it secretly if I find one. LOL
    If you have friends who train, why not just do your own?

    As for your pawing, what would happen if you put the boxes on benches or chairs and worked them? That way, he would know that the pawing isn't paying?
    I totally would if I had friends around doing nose work. I'm kind of on my own, I just have barely acquaintences, and they're busier people than me.

    I'm not very sure what you mean, but he jumps on the chairs/benches to paw on them. I've been starting to fix this problem since only yesterday though, by starting from two or three boxes again and rewarding without waiting for his reaction yet, and it seems to be working.

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Well, I think I'm switching to a different trainer who seems much less busy, and they do mock ORTs and mock trials! YAY

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    Tyson and I haven't been in class for almost a month and class tomorrow is looking iffy (the instructor won't drive in ice or snow), but we practiced a little last night. I've been concerned that he's not making any association with the odor and just returning to places he's been rewarded or nosing all the containers and hoping for a reward.

    After our session, we were in the laundry room (where some of our training stuff - including our NW kit - is stored). He walked over to the partially open odor kit and started nosing it! Of course it could have been just because it was a strong odor, but I quickly found some treats and rewarded heavily. It was nice to have some tiny bit of encouragement.

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Ugh, I need to get back into this. I mean, I haven't 'quit' or anything and I've done some very quick and informal hides every now and then. But I should do it more because Sor loves it so much. I am being selfish... I currently have a jigsaw puzzle going on the coffee table and when Sor searches he tends to sweep surfaces with his face and knock things over

    But congrats trainingjunkie on your accomplishments from earlier in this post. And it's super cool that you guys are doing this! I actually signed up for a nosework course in the only place within a hundred mile radius that teaches it (and uses R+ training), and they just closed down. So I am out of luck!

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Canyx View Post
    I actually signed up for a nosework course in the only place within a hundred mile radius that teaches it (and uses R+ training), and they just closed down. So I am out of luck!
    I think nothing beats having a good instructor as a 2nd pair of eyes and building strong foundation, but I've heard good things about the online fenzi course! They're like crash courses, but I guess you learn a lot of good info. :P

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    What do you mean by saying that Fenzi classes are Crash Courses?

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by trainingjunkie View Post
    What do you mean by saying that Fenzi classes are Crash Courses?
    They're 6 weeks courses that give you a lot of info and training to do, which is usually what crash course means haha.
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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Tyson and I had a great NW class. I was a little nervous because it was our first class since December 10 and we've only practiced once. Then I was really nervous because the first search was an unpaired hide (set up like an ORT except we knew which box had the odor).

    Well, he was (I think) the second fastest dog to find the odor! Then he was the first (maybe only) dog to find one of the hides in the lobby and he dragged me to a hide I didn't even know about. I was telling him all done and the instructor said, "No there's a hide under his nose."

    The only bad thing was that the dogs were crated fairly close to each other. When we were packing up, I took the sheets off his crate and he barked at the dog next to us.

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Hank and I got our NW1 a few months ago. (Oct? Nov?). We got 2nd place overall and he was a total rockstar. Sadly any find a local ort for clove and anise so may be a bit before we trial at level two.
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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Awesome job! Have videos?

    Sorry to hear about the ORT. Are you willing to do some driving to get it out of the way?

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    Re: A New Nosework Thread

    Tyson and I had a really good class today. I'm still shocked that he's able to find unpaired odor. More importantly he was able to watch other dogs work and walk around the room (I only let him watch when they were at least about 10' away). The only time he seemed upset was when the boxer was galloping back and forth through the hides.

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