NW510: Scent Puzzle Sampler

Instructor: Stacy Barnett

Course Details

Do you struggle with having a plan for your training?

Do want to "work on it all?"

Do you need direction to decide what to train?

This class will be a "sampler" of different scent puzzles...  For each puzzle, we will discuss:

  • Scent Theory
  • Hide Placement
  • Strategies for Effective Training

Get ready for lots of fun, effective training! 


Registration will begin at 11:00am PST.

There are no scheduled sessions for this class at this time. We update our schedule frequently, so please subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.

Enrollment limits: 12 gold, 15 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze level class, you can sign up any time during the registration period.


Week 1:  Pooling Odor...  at and away from source

  • Introduction to Pooling Odor
  • Pooling Odor Search Styles
  • Pooling Odor Scent Puzzles
  • Handling Strategies for Pooling Odor
  • Training Strategies for Pooling Odor

Week 2:  Temperature and Pressure Differentials

  • Pressure Differentials
  • Temperature Differentials
  • Pressure / Temperature Differentials Scent Puzzles
  • Pressure / Temperature Differentials Handling Strategies
  • Pressure / Temperature Differentials Training Strategies

Week 3:  Inaccessibles!  Degrees and Types

  • Accessible vs. Inaccessible Hides
  • Types of Inaccessible Hides
  • Inaccessible Searching Behavior and Styles
  • Inaccessible Hide Scent Puzzles
  • WHat Consitutes a "Yes" with Inaccessibles
  • Training Strategies for Inaccessible Hides

Week 4:  Elevation...  the highs!

  • Introduction to Elevation
  • Teaching Elevation Initially
  • What Constitutes a "Yes" in Elevation
  • Alert Styles with Elevation
  • Elevation Scent Puzzles and Training Strategies

Week 5:  Close Convergence

  • What is Converging Odor
  • "Find Another"
  • Converging Odor Search Styles
  • Identifying Multiple Scent Cones
  • Converging Odor Scent Puzzles

Week 6:  Lots O' Hides

  • Lots O' Hides - 3 Hides
  • Lots O' Hides - 4 to 6 Hides
  • Troubleshooting Converging Odor

Prerequisites and Equipment

Gold participants should be able to work multiple hides, however there are no specific titling requirements.


Brand New Course February 2017

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