Kirby is a 10 week old Belgian Malinois.
He will start his Nosework career this week.
Dani will be starting him using our Pairing Tins. https://k9nwsource.com/shop/pairing-tin-great-odor-pairing-starter-kit/
(Our Pavlov’s Classical Conditioning / Introduction Plates would work just as well.) https://k9nwsource.com/shop/pavlovs-classical-conditioning-introduction-plate/
First he will “hunt” for his meals having been divided between 4 Tins with an EMPTY Slider. Building up to 12 Plates … still EMPTY Slider. Plates should be in a line down a hall way or hugging a wall to help him find each plate and not skip any. If he starts to skip plates we will back track to a lesser number of plates.
When he is successfully finding every “Plate” we will load 1 BIRCH -Q Tip into 3 of the 12 plate sliders. If there is no aversion to the Birch we will add ANISE next. First only one Slider will get ANISE until we see there is no aversion to the new Scent. Building up to having 3 BIRCH scented Sliders and 3 ANISE scented Sliders. Adding Clove in the same manner. Lastly a Combo 1 – Q of Each odor per Slider.
Kirby will HUNT for one meal each day. Transitioning to using a healthy treat instead of his kibble to be used mid-day when he goes to 2 meals a day.
Look for videos here as KIRBY progresses