After associating the odor of birch with yummy treats, we go back outside to revisit exteriors and vehicles with odor. We slowly increase the number of hides that are odor only. The last two classes, we add the type of scenario you would find if you took an ORT (Odor Recognition Test). In these tests, 12 identical boxes are set out in front of the judges. You have 3 minutes to take your dog through them to find the ONE box that has the odor in it.
The Sport: This exciting, detection-style sport develops a dog‘s natural scenting abilities by using the dog‘s curiosity, desire to hunt, and love of toys, food, and exercise. Eventually, there will be Odor Recognition Trials and Titles, but you can already do fun nose work at home using minimal supplies.
- Jacqueline Reardon, ANWI (Fridays)
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