Susanne Howarth

    To me, “basics” include several things:

    1. All the stuff we should have learned in our first 6 months of nose work training;
    2. All the stuff we did learn at that time but have now forgotten (or decided we were big kids and could ignore!); and
    3. How all that stuff can (or should NOT) be adapted for our more experienced dogs.

    Some other topics include:

    1. Hide Placement 101: where and how to place hides; spacing of hides (for different purposes).
    2. How to create a plan for training.
    3. How to prepare for a trial.
    4. When to focus on a single specific objective; when to move on and/or just vary the practice.