Author: Jane Killion
Format: DVD, NTSC format
Running Time: 1 hour, 24 minutes
Release date: 2015
What could be more fun than to sit back and watch puppies use their almost miraculous gift of scent to solve problems? Scent is often overlooked as an important area of enrichment and that’s a shame as it’s the primary way that puppies relate to the world. There’s no better or more meaningful enrichment for puppies than scent games!
In this episode (originally broadcast live on September 17, 2015), Jane is joined by Ellen Griffin, tracking instructor at the Syracuse Obedience Training Club. Ellen, with her infectious passion for all things scent, guides you through fun and easy scent games that will enrich and delight any dog or puppy. Ellen has trained three dogs to their AKC Tracking Dog title and one to an AKC Tracking Dog Excellent title, and she is only second person in the history of the AKC to put a TD on a Bull Terrier, so she’s full of creative ideas not just for enrichment, but for motivation, as well.
The various games are demonstrated by puppies aged 5 weeks through 9 months, but the games are suitable (and fun!) for dogs of any age. And, if you want to go on to a performance career, this video will give your puppy a great foundation for tracking or obedience.