Lesson 10: Building Resilience


Scent work is a powerful tool for enhancing dogs’ resilience and well-being. This lesson explores how scent work intersects with resilience-building, offering insights and strategies for empowering dogs to tackle challenges with confidence.

Participants will explore:

  • The psychological and physiological benefits of using scent work for resilience, including stress reduction and cognitive stimulation.
  • Core components of resilience in dogs, such as problem-solving abilities and adaptability.
  • Specialised scent work techniques for resilience, including scent discrimination tasks and environmental barriers.
  • Progressive training methods to build confidence and coping skills.
  • Applying scent work principles to real-life situations, addressing anxiety and fearfulness

By the end of the session, you will have practical tools to use scent work as a transformative tool for building resilience in dogs, promoting their ability to thrive in various situations.

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