Game Breaking Scents for Training Dogs. - Gun Dog Supply

Dec 23, 2014 - We all know scent is important for dogs
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We know that certain scents may be linked with memories of past events, and even with positive or negative emotions. The fragrance of cookies baking, for ex-ample, may remind us of the good times we had at grandma’s house, many years ago. Throughout our lifetime, then, the smell of fresh-baked cookies may evoke a positive feeling. It’s not easy to correlate long-lasting emotions to past events in dogs, but it is certainly something to consider when we are dealing with a behavior problem that we can’t explain physically; could it be related to some household odor that was associated with a bad experience in the dog’s past?
calming scents for dogs – Nancy Tanner
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for dogs recovering from medical issues and dogs in their Golden years, still wanting to participate in a low impact highly enjoyable activity. Active dogs and retired sports competitors can also enjoy the mentally stimulating aspect of scent work. Reactive dogs can comfortably learn this sport due to the fun, controlled environment. Jun 13, 2013 - Posts about calming scents for dogs written by Nancy Tanner.
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TRAILING SCENTS -- Train dogs to quickly recognize the scent of the animals they are tracking in the field. Concentrated for maximum effectiveness.Though newborn puppies are essentially blind at birth, their sense of smell is fully developed and active. It’s a dog’s most powerful sense and the one we humans overlook the most. While we focus on what things look like, our dogs’ attentions center on a smorgasbord of scents floating through the air: what the neighbours had for dinner; which raccoon walked through the yard the night before; if the retriever across the street just got a bath.BREAKING SCENTS -- Breaking scents help stop dogs from trailing unwanted game. Keep a piece of scent-soaked cloth, sponge, or a scent pad attached to the dog's collar (every day for as long as necessary) until desired results are achieved. Another approach is to use the breaking scent BEFORE the dog develops an interest in unwanted game, especially in areas where game (such as deer) is common. We can't wiggle our nostrils independently. Dogs can. This, along with the fact that the so-called aerodynamic reach of each of their nostrils is smaller than the distance between the nostrils (see Figure 3), helps them to determine which nostril an odor arrived in. This aids them in locating the source of smells—we've all seen dogs on an interesting scent weave back and forth across its invisible trail.This is a simple way to engage your dog’s scenting prowess. It requires you to do nothing but place treats randomly around the home in the hopes that she will locate them by scent. Once she finds the first one (often by accident), she will quickly key into the possibility of finding others with her nose. Start by placing one or two treats down in full view, while she is out of the room. Then call her in. She will eat them happily and look for more. Repeat this process, but begin placing the treats in less obvious places; in a corner, just beneath a sofa or coffee table, or even partially beneath a doggie cushion. Place them while she is outside, or in another part of the home. Then simply let her find them on her own. You will soon see her scenting for them rather than looking for them. While wild dogs have to track and capture food every day, our dogs know they will find a meal in the same spot every day. But what if, when you called her for dinner one day, her bowl was in a different spot? The answer is simple: she would instantly begin looking for it. Try first placing it in the room next door; she will begin sniffing excitedly and find the scent-rich bowl in seconds. The next day, hide the bowl somewhere across your home and call her for dinner. It will take her a bit longer, but she will find it and wolf it down. Once you’ve established this game, move her bowl once or twice per week and make her hunt it down.