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ladyjubilee
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Thank you.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
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SEL wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:17 pm
The next scent work class starts towards end of March and I'm debating going.
Have you considered online classes? I am not much of an online learner but I just took the nose work class at Fenzi Academy and it worked very well for us. I think if you have training background its a good option.
Patty and Ice

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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ladyjubilee wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:12 am
We had to make the decision about Peanuts today.
So sorry for your loss. :-(
Patty and Ice

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SEL
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Tell us about yourself: I live in Arizona and have an 8 year old female DS and 2 to 3 year old male DS mix

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ICE wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Have you considered online classes? I am not much of an online learner but I just took the nose work class at Fenzi Academy and it worked very well for us. I think if you have training background its a good option.
Thanks, I'll check that one out! I have looked at scentworkuniversity.com, but not Fenzi. I think the online classes are a good option for right now.
Idna (8 yrs) & Laszlo (2-3 yrs) in AZ

ICE
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Tell us about yourself: I have a 12 week old dutch shepherd that my trainer got for me to train in schutzhund. This is my 1st dutch shepherd, I have always had german shepherds. Currently, I have 4 dogs.

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Thanks, I'll check that one out! I have looked at scentworkuniversity.com, but not Fenzi. I think the online classes are a good option for right now.
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For the nosework classes they have a teachers assistant in a facebook group. That allows you to get video review and answered questions with taking a bronze level class. I personally feel like the silver or gold spots are way over priced but bronze is very affordable and the TA gets you extra help.
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ladyjubilee
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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What do you do with nose work once the dog learns it?
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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SEL
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ICE wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:18 pm
For the nosework classes they have a teachers assistant in a facebook group. That allows you to get video review and answered questions with taking a bronze level class. I personally feel like the silver or gold spots are way over priced but bronze is very affordable and the TA gets you extra help.
That's not bad for the bronze level, $65. Are you taking more classes on Fenzi? Going for an ORT? I'll have to get some supplies, including the odor kit. I have boxes already though.
Idna (8 yrs) & Laszlo (2-3 yrs) in AZ

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SEL
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ladyjubilee wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:39 pm
What do you do with nose work once the dog learns it?
You can go for an ORT (odor recognition test) and when the dog is ready, can compete in a trial. Although right now all NACSW ORTs and trials have been cancelled up to mid May. A lot of AKC events are being cancelled right now too. I found a list here: https://www.akc.org/sports/event-cancellations/
Idna (8 yrs) & Laszlo (2-3 yrs) in AZ

ICE
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ladyjubilee wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:39 pm
What do you do with nose work once the dog learns it?
You can trial for titles if you want to or just continue to practice and challenge your dog and yourself. It's harder than you think to find new and challenging hiding spots.... :lol:
Patty and Ice

ICE
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SEL wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:11 pm
ICE wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:18 pm
That's not bad for the bronze level, $65. Are you taking more classes on Fenzi? Going for an ORT? I'll have to get some supplies, including the odor kit. I have boxes already though.
I looked at scentworkuniversity - wow - pretty expensive... I am going to take the next class and will probably continue on as there seems to be so much to learn. I might trial with AKC I am entered in a June trial but I have not done any blind hides yet. I need to feel confident that I can read him correctly.
I didn't by a kit - I use a toolbox and bought tins from amazon and drilled holes in them and bought my oils from my usual Essential oil company, you can get glass jars at Walmart or even the dollar store. If you are on facebook check out "black hat nosework products" he has some neat stuff. I have bought containers and the tiles from him.
Patty and Ice

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SEL
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ICE wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:22 pm
I looked at scentworkuniversity - wow - pretty expensive... I am going to take the next class and will probably continue on as there seems to be so much to learn. I might trial with AKC I am entered in a June trial but I have not done any blind hides yet. I need to feel confident that I can read him correctly.
I didn't by a kit - I use a toolbox and bought tins from amazon and drilled holes in them and bought my oils from my usual Essential oil company, you can get glass jars at Walmart or even the dollar store. If you are on facebook check out "black hat nosework products" he has some neat stuff. I have bought containers and the tiles from him.
Thanks for the info. I think I'll pick up supplies at Walmart. I'll check out that "black hat nosework products" also.
Idna (8 yrs) & Laszlo (2-3 yrs) in AZ

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Post by ladyjubilee »

ICE wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:13 pm
You can trial for titles if you want to or just continue to practice and challenge your dog and yourself. It's harder than you think to find new and challenging hiding spots.... :lol:

Actually, I face the same challenge. We're running out of places for my son to hide when we send Bramble to find him. Yesterday I unthinkingly had him hide in a spot Bramble isn't supposed to go. She isn't really ready to push the envelope that way yet so she ended up freezing.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

ICE
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Tell us about yourself: I have a 12 week old dutch shepherd that my trainer got for me to train in schutzhund. This is my 1st dutch shepherd, I have always had german shepherds. Currently, I have 4 dogs.

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ladyjubilee wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:54 pm
ICE wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:13 pm
You can trial for titles if you want to or just continue to practice and challenge your dog and yourself. It's harder than you think to find new and challenging hiding spots.... :lol:

Actually, I face the same challenge. We're running out of places for my son to hide when we send Bramble to find him. Yesterday I unthinkingly had him hide in a spot Bramble isn't supposed to go. She isn't really ready to push the envelope that way yet so she ended up freezing.
It is kind of sad yet funny that we get in such slumps unable to think of new exciting things and end up doing the same ole same ole.... Good for Bramble to think it through and not go into a spot she's not supposed to go... :DSangel:
Patty and Ice

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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She did do good. Eventually she'll need to do that purposeful disobedience thing when she looks for him, but she's not there yet.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Life is no longer "normal" and we may be a long way from a return to normal - if ever.

Radar is loving the fact that I am home all day.

My wife is out of work, but I am still working for now...from home. Don't know how much longer that will last given I work in the travel industry.

Just a few random thoughts. How's everyone else doing?
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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I'm working from home, which I am able to do whenever I need to. Bramble thinks this means I have lots of time to play with her, and is only now starting to realize that when the laptop is out, we aren't playing.

Overall, though we are doing pretty good. Because two members of the family would be at high risk, we've only gone out once, and that was a ride to the drive thru to support local business.

My son, who normally doesnt watch tv, watched the Americas Top Dog finale. Then signed, "More" at the end. He really liked watching them jump, and kept signing, "go, go, go"

Yesterday, after work, I went to work on Bramble's touch training, I do when I feed her. We alternate between using her supper as a training time and a hand feeding time (by my son). Last night he decided that he was going to train her and not just feed her. He had did a great job with just a little support holding her target then rewarding her, and she responded well. He really enjoys being a "dog trainer" and is a bonus with her training. Our goal is for her to retrieve items for him based on his body language (not a sign but specific movement.)

But otherwise not much going on. Hope everyone stays safe.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

Tim91118
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Think of your life before Bramble and how much she has changed you and your son’s life.
Tim

ladyjubilee
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Tell us about yourself: Sharing life with Bramble Dutch Shepherd mix (?) and Casper Whippet/Pit Bull (????) mix

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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I know, it's been wonderful. Just the relief of knowing when a migraine is brewing is a blessing, but add in their relationship and it's just great. Though she gets scared of him sometimes, they are normally like two peas in a pod.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
Location: NC

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SEL
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Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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I work from home anyway so it's a good thing right now. All the schools are closed here now (I assume everywhere else too?) so my daughter is home. I'd like her to do other things besides play on the computer, but it's sometimes hard to get a kid to actually do schoolwork! Or even if she'd be more interested in training Laszlo, that would be great.
All the restaurants and bars closed too, except delivery and take-out still available.
We're not going out anywhere unless we absolutely have to right now.
I hope everyone is okay and staying safe.
Idna (8 yrs) & Laszlo (2-3 yrs) in AZ

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Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

Re: During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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