The Nose Knows – Almost Wordless Wednesday

Does my dog Honey have snow nose? Or am I just seeing pink that’s there all year around? You tell me.

The Puppiness Project – Fun Builds Confidence

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever. When Honey’s nose gets going, her phobias shut down. […]

New K9 Nose Work Instructions – Try It Today

Last week I had some serious computer problems that really threw off my rhythm. I’ve always said that if I were a superhero, I’d be Inertia Girl–once I’m started, I can’t stop. But once I stop, I can’t start. I apologize for getting a week behind in posting nose work instructions. If you’ve been following […]

Introduction to Nose Work – A Video of What It Looks Like

I looked at quite a few videos demonstrating nose games and saw all kinds of interesting things. One family kept tossing boxes when their puppy took too long to find the treat. Another kept giving hints. And some of the videos are of more formal training classes with a definite intention to go onto more […]

Introduction to K9 Nose Work

If you’ve been reading Something Wagging This Way Comes for a while,  you know that Honey has been taking a K9 nose work class at the local SPCA. I’ve written about it here, here, here, and here (or search for “K9 Nose Work” in the search section of the sidebar to see the titles and […]

Another Funny Dog Video from Smack the Pony

Funny dog video coming up soon. But first an announcement. Last week I promised to post some information about setting up K9 nose work games in your home based on the class Honey and I were taking. Unfortunately, snow postponed our last class so I’ll be posting something after the next class. Keep watching. Maybe […]

K9 Nose Work – What’s It Good For?

Last night we had our 5th (out of 6) session of K9 Nose Work and Honey still loves it. When it’s her turn to search, Honey goes tearing down the hall to the sniffing room door before looking back to see if I’m with her. As I put my hand on the door handle, Honey […]

K9 Nose Work – Focus and Do One Thing at a Time

Honey failed last night. She tried to do more than one thing at a time.  Then found she couldn’t do anything well. Last night Honey had her fourth K9 nose work class. We’ve advanced from hiding treats in boxes for her to find and now Honey is expected to find treats randomly hidden in a […]

K9 Nose Work – Honey’s Second Session

Do you ever stop to think about how your dogs smells? No, I don’t mean after he’s rolled in a pile of rot. How does he find something with his nose? And how is his sense of smell affected by changes in the temperature, wind direction, and even distractions in the area? Honey has started […]

The Nose Knows – K9 Nose Work

I can never walk far enough or fast enough to tire a dog. But if there’s a lot to smell? Ahhh, that’s another matter. I’ve learned that when Honey comes home tired from a walk, it’s entirely due to the work she’s put into catching all the scents on the ground and in the air. […]

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