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Problem Solving in the Foundation of Sport Detection

Length: 4 Hours, 23 Minutes, 05 Seconds • Released 04-09-2019

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Ericka Duggan is the head trainer at the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in California and she teaches two separate courses on sport scent detection.

Here are the questions covered in this stream:

  • Do you keep your gear outside the area where you potty the dog?
  • How do the dogs know what they’re looking for prior to coming in?
  • What age do we start training?
  • Depending on the dogs food drive, could it be a 30 second session?
  • Do we need to worry about residual odor?
  • Do you not include barn hunt in the detection sports?
  • Is there a transition from inside to outside for training?
  • Will this training transfer to other areas of scent detection?
  • How many scents can a dog discriminate against?
  • Do you keep the start line the same every time?
  • Should I use a search command right in the beginning?
  • Are there some dogs that won’t accept a collar?
  • Obedience for detection dogs?
  • Why should I keep my hands out of my pockets?
  • Can you teach a dog to alert on a different scent in a different way?
  • How many searches do you do during the week with clients?
  • What does a combo of odors mean?
  • What’s the average timeline for training from beginning to competing?
  • Why do we change the order of the dogs going?
  • Why is my dog shaking during searching?
  • What if my treats are frozen going into a training session?
  • Will I always need to stop doing obedience with every dog?
  • If you’re going to bring a dog back into training, where would you start?
  • When can I remove the bowl from training?
  • When do I start adding in back pressure?
  • How do you keep the dog from pawing at the drawers?
  • What if a dog is sensitive to back pressure?
  • When do you stop baiting the bowl?
  • Can I setup my own training schedule?
  • How much should I open the drawer when you add level 2?
  • Does the leash count as training gear even if it’s a different leash?
  • Will my dog be disqualified for jumping on things?
  • What do I do for people aggressive dogs?
  • Can the command be change after the clicker is installed?
  • How many reps is too many?
  • How much should I open the drawers?
  • When the dog comes back out from the blind, do you recommend a behavior cue?
  • Why are we doing so many repetitions at spot one?


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Problem Solving in the Foundation of Sport Detection

Posted: 04-09-2019 • Length: 4 Hours, 23 Minutes, 05 Seconds
Categories: Dog Sports, Leerburg Training Videos, Working/Sport Dog Training

Ericka Duggan is the head trainer at the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in California and she teaches two separate courses on sport scent detection.

Here are the questions covered in this stream:

  • Do you keep your gear outside the area where you potty the dog?
  • How do the dogs know what they’re looking for prior to coming in?
  • What age do we start training?
  • Depending on the dogs food drive, could it be a 30 second session?
  • Do we need to worry about residual odor?
  • Do you not include barn hunt in the detection sports?
  • Is there a transition from inside to outside for training?
  • Will this training transfer to other areas of scent detection?
  • How many scents can a dog discriminate against?
  • Do you keep the start line the same every time?
  • Should I use a search command right in the beginning?
  • Are there some dogs that won’t accept a collar?
  • Obedience for detection dogs?
  • Why should I keep my hands out of my pockets?
  • Can you teach a dog to alert on a different scent in a different way?
  • How many searches do you do during the week with clients?
  • What does a combo of odors mean?
  • What’s the average timeline for training from beginning to competing?
  • Why do we change the order of the dogs going?
  • Why is my dog shaking during searching?
  • What if my treats are frozen going into a training session?
  • Will I always need to stop doing obedience with every dog?
  • If you’re going to bring a dog back into training, where would you start?
  • When can I remove the bowl from training?
  • When do I start adding in back pressure?
  • How do you keep the dog from pawing at the drawers?
  • What if a dog is sensitive to back pressure?
  • When do you stop baiting the bowl?
  • Can I setup my own training schedule?
  • How much should I open the drawer when you add level 2?
  • Does the leash count as training gear even if it’s a different leash?
  • Will my dog be disqualified for jumping on things?
  • What do I do for people aggressive dogs?
  • Can the command be change after the clicker is installed?
  • How many reps is too many?
  • How much should I open the drawers?
  • When the dog comes back out from the blind, do you recommend a behavior cue?
  • Why are we doing so many repetitions at spot one?

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