I am posing a question mid week just to see what people understand or perceive about classical conditioning.
My question is when the dog hears the Bell (after being classically conditioned) does the dog physiologically react in anticipation of food OR...is it reacting is if food is there??? www.silverstatek9.com
K9s Talking Scents
Episode 2 has dropped... On this episode I interview the founders of K9 Nose work. Amy Herot and Jill Marie Obrian. We discuss how the program begin where we are at currently and what the future is. We also go over understanding the program better and clearing up misunderstandings or misconceptions. Lots of other great info as well...I enjoyed this interview very much.
With only a few spaces left on our first Scentwork of 2019 we have been busy taming the Scentwork Mice and preparing the catnip! Does your dog like to sniff? Would you like to hone your search skills and reinforce the teamwork between you and your dog? Come and join us, you will learn the theory of how dogs scent, how to scent up your article for a successful search and practice your detecting skills. Open to all abilities (dogs and handlers) http://www.scentworksouthwest.co.uk/workshops #scentwork#searchdogs#dogtraining#funwithyourdog#supersniffers#snifferdogs#scentdetection
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Many of the effects of terrain and weather on dogs are the same as the effects on humans: performance suffers in extreme weather conditions.
Wind has more effect on scent than any other single factor. Wind produces what is known as a “scent cone” that will vary according to the strength of the wind. The scent cone will be narrowest at the source of odor and become wider as it travels downwind from the source. The width of the scent cone depends on the amount of scent and the wind speed – the faster the wind, the more narrow the scent cone is likely to be.
A strong wind can disperse the overall scent so much that although dogs may indicate the presence of target odors, they may not be capable of pinpointing the location.
Dogs from all disciplines are trained to detect the scent, and then work up the scent cone until they find the target odor. They will normally pick up the scent downwind from the target and work back towards it. For that reason, side winds and headwinds are the most desirable wind condition for dog teams.
Today I started snoot-school with @yesgooddog. Mandy put my nose to the testing with putting yummy treats in hidey boxes. I ate the treats and then i killed those sneaksy boxes. Next I had to find treats on a chair. That was too easy so Mandy had to ask the sellotape to help with stickings to try and trick me, I was too clever, not one treat escaped Enids nose. Snoot-school was so much fun, my sniffer needs a nap.
This morning we had the absolute pleasure of staging a training scene for Police dogs Oscar and Enzo, these two are drugs dogs who work keeping our railways safe. Thank you to my lovely clients for taking part and having drugs planted on them! Oscar and Enzo did amazing finding all of them and we all had so much fun with them. #police#policedogs#drugsdog#snifferdogs#training#dogsofinstagram