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The Four Compass Points of Scentventure

Let’s get started! In the following videos I’ve rounded up some of the Scentventure challenges that will give you a quick win and get you started on your road to success. 

All the activities in Club Dogwood focus on one of the Scentventure Compass Points. The Compass Points form the backbone of everything we do – think of them as the four pillars of a happy and healthy life for you and your dog.

#1 Scentwork

Sniffing, searching, scenting and finding is naturally highly rewarding for dogs. Nervous dogs increase in confidence, and anxious or overly excited dogs become calm and focussed. Dogs who are normally highly distracted by the environment learn to search with no loss of focus on the task in hand.

#2 Environment

Obstacles in your home, garden or walks are repurposed for adventure. Work on balance, coordination, strength and endurance. The result is physical fitness and wellbeing, calm confidence and a feeling of safety. 

#3 Exploration

Dogs are naturally curious. Humans tend to dislike this curiosity and train our dogs to be more passive. Providing new smells, new sounds, new tastes, new textures and new environments for your dog to explore taps into their natural doggy instincts and makes them calmer and happier. 

#4 Partnership

Spending time together and working as a team builds trust, confidence, love and creates a feeling of safety, which are essential to strengthening the bond you have with your dog. This improved relationship creates a dog that’s more focused on you and ignores the many distractions out there.

That’s my rescue dog Lao in the Scentventure logo – he was the inspiration behind Scentventure. And hey, if it worked for Lao and his behavioural issues, it can help your dog too!

I’m looking forward to helping you on your journey.

Speak to you on the 1st February! For now, learn to Speak Your Dog’s Language! You’ll find the course waiting for you in your account.

Your Scentventure Guide,