Dave Kroyer Nosework Seminar Sunday, 9/18/22, page 10
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See An Illustrated Explanation of Nosework for Those Unfamiliar with It
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This seminar focused on efficient searching, accurate indications and reading the dog’s indication (whatever that indication may be). In Dave’s method, the indication is a sit or down – or reaching up on high hides to get as close as possible – and staring at the hide until released by a clicker or spoken “yes,” at which time the dog goes away from the hide to the owner to receive its reward. All of us in Sheridan use that indication but some seminar participants don’t.
After lunch, we worked on containers. In competition, Novice and Advanced Container classes have 12 containers in a straight line. Superior classes have 16 containers in 2 rows; Master & Elite classes have up to 24 containers in any arrangement and contain multiple hides and distractions. Dave, as usual, set up much harder exercises than we would encounter in a trial. The first one had containers in a straight line; the second had several rows of containers and pipes; and the third had containers arranged in three circles.
Searching containers arranged in circles
back to the container search in multiple lines (page 9)
back to the container search in a single line (page 8)
back to the Novice & Superior Vehicle Searches (page 1)
back to the first part of the Elite Vehicles Search (2 cars, page 2)
back to the 2nd part of the Elite Vehicles Search (first truck – #206 – 1st hide, page 3)
back to the 3rd part of the Elite Vehicles Search (first truck – #206 – 2nd & 3rd hides, page 4)
back to the 4th part of the Elite Vehicles Search (second truck – #201, page 5)
back to the 5th part of the Elite Vehicles Search (third truck – #203, page 6)
back to the 6th part of the Elite Vehicles Search (fourth truck – #204, page 7)