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“Bad Handler” game for Nosework

This is a cool game that we play occasionally in one of my Nosework classes. You have to gradually build up to the “REALLY bad handler” you see me being in these horrible photos. Sorry about the quality, had almost no light in the training area this night - had to convert these to monotone to see what’s happening.

The game involves acting like a bad handler by not allowing the dog to go to odor or by pulling him off odor. You start with very very gentle leash pressure and build to the strong leash pressure. The dog learns to resist being pulled off odor and that makes them extremely resilient to our bad handling in trials (or, am I the only one who ever does bad handling??).

Boon is dragging me to odor here. His resilience to being knocked off odor by my movements has grown by leaps and bounds.









Last run, really dragging me.



Of course, you don’t play this all the time but it’s a great skill builder for trials.

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We play bad handler games a lot, too! Great training tools. So cool that you and Boon are loving Nosework!


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& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E L1I NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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