So there are two ways to look at this;

YES, Taku was correct that the trash can was the source of the odor, he just couldn’t get his nose on it = payment

NO, Taku was too far from the trash can and he *could* go around and put his nose on it if he tried harder.

Neither answer is wrong. In this exercise we WANT Taku to go around and try harder to get to source. Why? Because when you don’t know where a hide is located, we WANT Taku to try hard to find source because it helps YOU to feel confident to know where it is. 🙂

Also – as a side note – nothing you did wrong – but edges of trash cans can be very hard for dogs to source because of how much the odor travels around the lip, around the trash bin and even INTO the trash bin. Very tricky to work and Taku did a good job. 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training