Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Video: Scent Training in the Car at Night
One of the many places we do scent training with Bo is in the car. Tonight, I worked him with a scent sample while a family member was driving. The goal is to teach Bo that a low scent in the car equals an alert, just as a low scent in the house equals an alert. Tonight, we practiced in a moving car when it was dark outside. Other times, we practice in a parked car and in the day light. I had to prompt him for his alert signal, which in the car is a paw on the seat back. Once he gives his initial alert, I reward him and then present the scent to him again and reward him for placing his paw on the seat.