Kimberly Buchanan

I’ll let others respond with their thoughts but I wanted to interject that this is a case of giving the dog lots of EXPOSURE to different scenarios; Strong odor, weak odor, newly placed, aged, near lingering, pooling, high wind, no wind, hot, cold, dry, damp, tins, tubes, vials, boxes, misc. containers, etc. You get the picture. The idea is to help the dog understand how to work odor no matter the conditions. We cannot always predict how odor will work at a trial or in what running order we’ll be assigned. It shouldn’t matter as long as your dog has been exposed to all types of hide vessels and worked problems with different odor strengths and aging and weather. You keep practicing with your dog so they can earn a PhD in Scent Detection and you can trust they have the answers to the questions. 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training