Geo-Sniffing

Games

Beginner: Geo-Target
Difficulty:
  • Hold a decoy in one hand and the scent pod int he other.
  • Say, find it!
  • When the dog touches their nose, or paw to the scent pod give a treat.
  • Mix them up and repeat.
Novice: Shell Game
Difficulty:
  • Place pods in a row on the floor
  • When the dog paws or boops the pod, reward
  • Mix pods up, repeat
Intermediate: Fence Findo
Difficulty:
  • Hide pod along a fence line
  • Say “Find It”
  • Reward when they find it
  • Repeat
Intermediate: House Hides
Difficulty:
  • Start with a small room for the search zone.
  • Don’t let your dog see you hide the pod.
  • Place the pod on the floor in an obvious spot.
  • Set a piece of food next to the pod (something smelly, like meat)
  • ¬†Tell your dog to “Sniff Sniff, “Find It” or “Search.”
House Advance
Difficulty:
  • The pod is the middle of the room on the floor in an obvious spot
  • The pod is near or partially under objects on floor (still visible)
  • Place the pod The pod is above the dog’s chin AND near or partially under something (still visible) the floor in an obvious spot.
  • The pod is fully hidden under objects on the floor
  • the pod is above the dog’s chin AND fully hidden
Advanced: Geo-Sniffing
Difficulty:
  • Hide the pod outside
  • Say “Find It”
  • Show them the general area
  • Reward when they find it
  • Repeat
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