Lesson 10 of 23
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Choice game


  • 2 identical pots, but only one containing fresh target scent


Can be fiddly so practice without dog first!

  1. Hold pots in hands and offer both to dog at same time
  2. When they sniff the pot with target scent, click and reward
  3. Ignore false indications (when they sniff the incorrect pot)
  4. Switch hands
  5. Keep repeating! 
  6. Eventually you will see the dog actively making a choice

This is very brain-power intensive for our dogs, so ensure we give them plenty of rest and water breaks. 

Start to drop your scent pots into different containers – pipes, flower pots, magnetic tins and see which ones they find easiest/most challenging.