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bryan   Miami, Florida

6/25/2014 6:28:35 AM

I have a Boston Terrier 2 years old named Tobby, this dog gave me many problems. It ate my shoes, urinated in the room, the furniture stank. A teach my dog to behave with some training videos I found online. Pay 1 dollar for a trial period of 3 days. And 37 monthly payment, but worth every penny. My dog ??is very well behaved, and does not make those deviltries and I have taught him many tricks. This is the location where I found the training:

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Nickinchase   Tucson, AZ

12/8/2013 5:53:39 PM

So if anyone is still watching this tread I did this smell training. Started out with about 15 feet and went from sidewalk to dirt (no grass in Arizona). He smelled my hand and I let him out side. Immediately he picked up the sent. Started in the middle of the trail but wound his way back to the beginning then straight to the end. How long is recommended to do it with the food before I move on to the oil scents? My goal with this all is low sugar scenting. Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.

Nicki and chase

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Jeff   Andover, Minnesota

7/1/2013 1:05:27 PM

Fun article. There is a great activity & sport you can do with your pet dog called K9 Nose Work. It teaches pet dogs the skills needed to do scent detection work, but it's all for fun. Instead of having the dogs search for drugs, or explosives, or missing people, K9 Nose Work first uses food or a toy, then uses three target odors - cotton swabs scented with one of three essential oils, birch, anise, or clove.

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Vghk   lincol, Illinois

11/21/2012 4:38:31 PM

Does this work?


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tyler   owen, WI

5/24/2012 7:32:03 AM

I think it is ok. My dog is still having trouble with it what should i do?

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Don   Columbia, CA

3/6/2012 12:34:07 PM

I have noticed that my dog seems to use his sniffer a lot so what I do is take a piece of meat and hang it one the wall while hes in another room. I leave the sent on my hands so he knows what hes looking for let your dog out of the room. My dog has to learn to identify smells take your dog into a public place and let him smell around.

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TK   Decatur, IL

8/4/2011 11:51:53 AM

Where to start doesn't matter. Far enough away the dog doesn't sniff or eat before the process is started. You lead your dog to the starting point when your ready. So it really doesn't matter where that starting point is. You always need a start, sniff of a sock, starting point like here, etc. You simply need to show the scent and the desire for the dog to follow that scent. If your dogs stay is not that great, work on it. But in the mean time the dog can be in the house or car while you setup the playing field.

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Phillip   Knoxville, TN

7/17/2011 8:45:52 AM

Does it confuse the dog when you walk back to get your dog?

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Madi   Hutchinson, MN

7/14/2011 5:25:22 PM

I have the same question as Nacy, how far away from the dog do you crush the hot dog and the grass?


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Boni   Simsbury, CT

7/7/2011 9:21:03 PM

i cannot find anything on the internet to really teach me how to bring my dog to the level she needs to be at. She can find anyone or anything. How can I use her, or get the police or someone to use her to find what they want. I have already done all and , for an example, I went to a restaurant where my brother was, who she knows. She jumped out of my car window and sat at the door of the place. Whoah, think I have to really get her into finding lost kids. She already brings me my cell phone, or finds keys, whatever. I was shocked she knew he was in there. Any suggestions?

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Nancy   Laguna Wood, CA

6/4/2011 9:07:29 AM

I like your easy-to follow steps; however, where do you do the initial crushing of hot dogs into grass to get scent of hot dog on bottom of your shoe? next to where dog is in "stay"

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Madison   Phoenix, AZ

5/30/2011 5:47:49 PM

I would love to try that but my boxer will take off if she sees a squirrel or cat!

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Lee   Montgomery, AL

12/15/2010 4:38:42 AM

My name is lee booth I own and operate Booth Kennels and I scent train all of my dogs and I am very good at training my dogs to find and locate the target and I really think this training is good for all dogs.You can visit my website and see my dogs and my methods at

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janet   bethlehem, PA

10/12/2010 4:22:26 AM

good article, thanks

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Sam   Houston, TX

10/5/2010 2:13:37 PM

Thank you for this article. Since it is hard to have someone "educate" you on the specifics (don't think many people are interested in doing this for fun), we guessed and by accident we guess right. The article was perfect in ease of finding the info., ease of understanding it, and put us in a whole new world of the dog =0) Again, Thank you.

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Sandra   Buena Vista, CO

7/2/2010 10:19:43 AM

Thank you for taking the time to post this. I work for our regional Animal Shelter and am hoping to teach a few of our dogs how to follow scents for Search and Rescue.

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jarrel   augusta, GA

6/29/2010 8:40:03 PM

it w0rk s0 g00d

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dillon   cameron park, CA

5/24/2010 11:17:34 AM

it worked so good!

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lilly   islamabad, PA

5/21/2010 7:02:28 AM

i will just go & try it out.

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