According to Angelica Steinker, DogNostics instructor, “The intent of our program is to provide professional trainers with the tools they need to offer a great class to the customers that focuses on exercising a dog’s natural talent and ability for experiencing the world through its nose.”
Canine experts believe that dog training is more effective and beneficial when it taps into a dog’s breeding and natural inclinations. Dr. Randy Kidd, DVM, PhD writes in Whole Dog Journal (November, 2004), “The dog’s nose may be his most powerful organ and it is certainly one of the most dynamic of all animal systems, with activities that range from basic smell detection, to sensing fear, to memory, to emotions, to mate- and pack-selection, on to a genetic history carried from one generation to the next.”
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) also advises on their website that boredom and excess energy are two of the most common reasons for behavioral problems with dogs but exercise through play, especially play that targets a dog’s natural needs and abilities, can be one of the most effective ways to cure boredom and burn up surplus energy.
Steinker says, “Our instructor program teaches methods that are based on current science using all force-free methods so the training will focus on sharpening a dog’s natural tendencies that may become a little rusty with our modern lifestyle. Programs like “Fun Scent Games” is not only a great workout for your dog but it is a fun activity that dog owners can share with their canine best friend providing a fantastic physical and mental workout for the family dog.”
For more information on DogNostics eLearning programs visit www.DogNosticseLearning.com or ask your local dog trainer about training programs suitable for the breed of your dog.