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Scenting Part 2: Putting Your Big Human Brain on Hold

By |2022-11-09T14:30:04-08:00November 9, 2022|Behavior & Training|

The most eager student I currently have a flock of eager students who are anticipating their first ORT (Odor Recognition Test) this fall. All of them have been with me since foundation classes, tossing meaty treats in boxes, and now they are fine tuning the look of a Trained Formal Response on birch, anise and clove. They have learned the hard way not to crowd their dogs. They can analyze the flow of odor based on wind direction, moisture in the air and sun on concrete. And they are appropriately quiet during the searches [...]

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For dogs, their nose truly knows

By |2019-01-07T15:52:57-08:00January 7, 2019|Blog, Other, Volunteers|

Shelters are often noisy, hectic and scary places for most of the 3.3 million dogs that enter them each year in the United States. Concern about the well-being of shelter dogs prompted a number of scientific studies, which conclude that offering dogs an opportunity to use their noses eases stress, reduces excessive barking and improves sleep. In my role as a behavior consultant and certified nose work instructor for Marin Humane, I’ve witnessed the extraordinary impact a simple sniffing session can have on a highly stressed, overwhelmed or under-stimulated dog. After just one round of sniffing [...]

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