What to listen for:
“I've had lots of people ask me questions about, should you train your dog to tell you that nothing's there. And I was like, no, you should be good enough…Lee knew there was nothing there. But this is the protocol that we use. So we have to do this. And I absolutely don't believe in training your dog to tell you that odor is not available.”
Today the Dames of Detection - Robin Greubel, Stacy Barnett, and Crystal Wing - recap their two-part series with Lee Laubach, a professional detection dog handler and Nosework judge. The episodes in this series are #88 and #89. If you haven’t yet, feel free to give those a listen first!
In today’s chat, Robin, Stacy, and Crystal dive deeper into the world of Nosework, exploring the many external elements that can influence a dog's detection ability. From weather impacts to the significance of training dogs to search for specific odors, they leave no stone unturned. They emphasize the importance of connection both on a dog and trainer level and in community in both Arson dog training and beyond.
Intro to Recapping the Chat with Lee (02:24)
Becoming a Nosework Judge and Certifying Officials (03:53)
Dog Training, Certification, and Weather Impact (08:56)
Dog Training and Search and Rescue Work (13:48)
Scent Work (19:23)
Safety Protocols (23:36)
Dog Training and Behavior (28:12)
The Importance of Community (33:45)
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