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    • #6024
      Kimberly Buchanan
      Keymaster

      “Stay in your own lane!”
      Vehicles

      In this exercise you will begin with 3 vehicles aligned side-by-side, their fronts/rears at the same approximate location:
      Vehicles-3 in a row

      Start simple with one hide at the far side of the middle vehicle.

      You can change the configuration of the vehicles so the vehicle with the hide is in a different alignment with the other vehicles:

      Vehicles-3 in a row-2Vehicles-3 in a row-4Vehicles-3 in a row-3

      Change the location of the hide and go back to the original configuration.Vehicles-3 in a row-a

      Then you can change the configuration of the vehicles so the vehicle with the hide is in a different alignment with the other vehicles:

       

      Vehicles-3 in a row-2aVehicles-3 in a row-1aVehicles-3 in a row-3a

      OPTIONAL: Change your start position from one side or the other, depending on what the wind is doing. Add more hides. Or get creative and place the hide on a different vehicle and experiment with the vehicle alignment!

      Have fun! 🙂

      (Remember, unless you have questions about the details of your lesson, START A NEW TOPIC to discuss your searches!)

      Kimberly Buchanan
      Joyride K9 Dog Training

    • #6057
      Kimberly Buchanan
      Keymaster

      Hint: The wind speed and direction are going to be important in this exercise!

      Kimberly Buchanan
      Joyride K9 Dog Training

    • #6060
      Terry Wright and Kai
      Participant

      Kim do I ask questions about this lesson here?

      Terry Wright

    • #6061
      Kimberly Buchanan
      Keymaster

      Yes! 🙂

      Kimberly Buchanan
      Joyride K9 Dog Training

    • #6062
      Terry Wright and Kai
      Participant

      ok, I have done this exercise and I’m not sure the reasoning for moving the vehicles and keeping the odor on the same vehicle in the middle. Using the front and back of the middle vehicle. Does the whole things have to do with what the wind is doing to the odor?
      Not sure that makes sense or not…
      Thanks

      Terry Wright

    • #6063
      Kimberly Buchanan
      Keymaster

      YES! That is it exactly. If the dog is getting the hide immediately then that’s great! They’re working the wind and the pattern easily. Not all dogs will “get it” so fast, depending on the other variables. This is where you would share what is happening by starting a new thread. 😉

      Now change your start position or change the alignment of the vehicles. Or change which vehicle the hide is on. In this lesson I would stay with the alignment side-by-side so you don’t change too many things at once. What you’re looking for is how the dog uses each of the surfaces and spaces between the vehicles as well as the wind to get to the hide. Is there any variable that makes it more challenging for your dog?

      This lesson might need to be done in different weather conditions and/or different wind speeds and direction in order to fully work thru the scenarios.

      Depending on how the air is moving the scent, dogs might SKIP over the source chasing odor as it moves around the vehicles.

      As always, experiment and get creative with different kinds of vehicles, different sizes and different heights. Odor will move differently around high profile vehicles than it will with very little space below. 🙂

      Kimberly Buchanan
      Joyride K9 Dog Training

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