by Rob Hewings
Scent Training for Every Dog
by Rob Hewings
Publisher: First Stone
Publication Year: 2019
Format: Trade Paperback
From the back cover:
“Scent dogs are happy dogs! Scent training, so long the preserve of the specialist, is now one of the fastest-growing canine sports, enriching the lives of the dogs that take part.
Scentwork taps into a dog’s natural behaviour and is the means of providing a rewarding occupation with a very special feel-good factor. It rehabilitates rescue dogs, gives misunderstood dogs an outlet for their energy, and allows companion dogs to find a focus and spend quality time with their owners.
In this book, Rob Hewings, a former police dog handler and instructor – and now a passionate convert to positive dog training – shares his unique methodology to get you started on your scentwork journey.
Drawing on his wide-ranging experience, Rob explores the world of canine scent and explains how we can harness this extraordinary ability. He gives detailed practical instructions, starting from teaching a dog to identify target scent right through to conducting a full-scale search.
Packed with trainer’s tips, details of making your own scent studio, scentwork games to play and troubleshooting solutions, Scentwork Training for Every Dog is the complete guide for those who want to get started in scentwork, for enthusiasts who want to hone their skills and get that competitive edge, and for instructors who are introducing new pupils to the wonderful world of scent.”
|20.9 × 16.4 × 1.1 cm