Dogs are amazing!  They have amazing noses and the ability to detect or use scent.  A dog’s nose is 100,000 times better than yours!  Even your pup has this amazing ability.

And scent work can be very rewarding for dogs!

So, let us talk about getting started on how to teach your dog to track!  Because any dog can be taught this skill… even if your dog doesn’t know much basic obedience yet!

German Shepherd, Blood Hound, Belgian Malinois, Dachshund, Shih Tzu… breed doesn’t matter.

My experience comes from both teaching Service Dogs how to find lost items (like their owner’s dropped or missing cell phone or the remote) and it also comes from learning from seasoned and skilled trainers who trialed and titled in Schutzhund.  And, it comes from going to classes taught by expert police dog trainers and others whose jobs insist on good tracking!  I have…

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