Its been awhile but I had posted to ask how to make find it games outdoors more difficult. It was suggested here to try out nosework, which we have and its been fun. Got some little magnetic tins and essential oils etc. We've been doing this on leash and off. Off leash is just putting him in a down and going off where he cant see me to hide the tin, walking back to him and releasing to hunt for it. He absolutely loves it. Well, he got really good and finding the tins fast. What I've realized he is doing, is as soon as he's released to find the tin ( on or off leash ) he puts his nose to ground and is following my tracks to the tin. It's pretty amazing to me. He puts his nose down and I can watch him follow the path I walked straight to the tin. Fast. Too easy. He still loves it but its alittle boring for me- not much actual searching going on, just straight to the tin.
So what do y'all think I should do from here? Its needs to be more challenging again. Does it sound like we should be doing more with the actual track to make it more fun? I need some advice and ideas!