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003 - Pee-Pee Routine


In this solo episode, I discusses the importance of having a pee-pee routine for competition dogs, especially for our scent detection and nosework competitions. I share my (unfortunate) personal experience with my own dog marking in a search area and the negative impact it had on his confidence and motivation. This pee-pee talk is somewhat of a motivational talk for you, while I also emphasize the need for predictability and how this reduces handler anxiety. It's a win all around! I also provide step-by-step instructions on how to teach a pee-pee routine, which will help every scent work competitor. Have a listen and let me know what you think! I would love to save someone from making the same mistakes I did! Hope this helps :)

In this episode we discuss:

00:00 Introduction: The Importance of a Pee-Pee Routine

02:13 The Negative Impact of Marking in the Search Area

04:30 The Impact on Other Dogs and Trial Environment

08:01 Steps for Teaching the Routine

16:11 The Benefits of Early Implementation


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pee-pee routine, scent detection competition dogs, marking, nosework search area, predictability, scent detection handler anxiety, confidence, motivation, step-by-step instructions, consistency in scent work

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