Top speed to top search dog


Does your dog do everything at top speed? Does she lack concentration and self control? How would it feel to be able to set up an activity where she learns these skills for herself?

Baggage searches give your dog the opportunity to sniff for rewards (which you KNOW she loves to do!), while discovering that if she is too fast, too distracted, she simply won't find what she wants.


Search specific skills are also a wonderful way to add to your scentwork skillset and have more fun working with your dog. This course will teach you and your dog how to search baggage, i.e. suitcases, handbags, rucksacks, etc., systematically and successfully.

The lessons will help you to think about how much scent the dog is likely to access according to the type of bag and how to maximise or minimise the scent picture. This will equip you with the knowledge of how to set the correct level of challenge according to your dog's scentwork skills.

Following my baggage search protocols, you will take your dog from basic baggage searches with empty bags and easy to access finds to advanced searches with fully packed, closed bags.

What's in the box


This course includes detailed video presentations on starter, advanced and postal searches. You get online and downloadable course notes and a graded quiz to ensure your learning is on track.On completion you will receive a graduation certificate.


Even better, your dog will have learned that speed isn't everything, and that you, the handler, can be a great supporter during these complex searches. You will learn how to give your dog space to work. And your observation skills will receive a wonderful boost as you learn to really look at what the dog is doing and telling you.


Learn starter searches
baggage
and advanced searches
and even postal searches

Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Baggage searches
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  Bonus search
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'How to teach your dog to search . . .'

Bundle of four topic specific courses


This baggage searches course is only available as part of a four course bundle. Each of the courses concentrates on a specific topic. But together they form a natural group, all strengthening and building on the foundation work you've already done. All four courses are suitable for any dog who has already learned to search for a specific scent for fun.

(If you've not done that yet, you can learn how on my Teach your dog to sniff course, or the Puppy Scentwork or Senior Scentwork courses.)

Postal searches


As an added bonus, I've included a lecture on searching postal bags, another search to add to your skillset. Postal searches are deceptively tricky. I will teach you how to build your dog's confidence. From starting with just a few empty bags to searching a whole pile of stuffed sacks, your dog will love these searches.