Wondering If Scent Work Is For Your Dog?
The beauty of scent work is any dog with a nose can take part. It helps with lots of common problems in pet dogs.
🙌🏼 Terrible teens - when dogs reach adolescence it can appear as if you’re back to square one again, and even new unwanted behaviours start to appear. Allowing access to express natural behaviours will prevent your dog from becoming self employed and making their own fun.
🙌🏼 Rescue dogs - it’s been scientifically proven that there are actual chemical changes in a dogs brain when taking part in scent work. Endorphins are released, helping the dog to overcome trauma and lead a more optimistic life.
🙌🏼 Elderly dogs - around 80% of dogs over the age of 8 are in some form of pain. Scent work is very low level requiring not much movement. It provides lots of mental stimulation keeping the dogs brain active, taking care of their overall mental well-being.
🙌🏼 Reactive dogs - giving the dog a job to do that helps build their confidence, and helps them to feel safe and calm when around certain stressful triggers (such as other dogs) is very beneficial to reducing reactivity.
Using scent work as part of behaviour modification benefits all dogs. Allowing a dog to express their natural desires is mentally challenging, mentally rewarding and gives them a purpose. It builds confidence, optimism and will also strengthen your bond even further in the process, as you work as a team throughout.
📞 If you think this is something that could benefit your dog, then get in touch today. We offer 121 packages and scent detection classes for pet dogs.