Body language plays an important role in nosework.

Your Body Language:
Where are you in relation to your dog?
What are you communicating to your dog through your…

  • Posture? Stand up!
  • Leash Tension?  Class vs. Trial
  • Heart Rate?
  • Respiration Rate?

Your Dog’s Body Language:
What is your dog communicating to you?

  • Is he a methodical searcher or a whirling dirvish?
  • Does your dog rely on your for support or is he an independent searcher?
  • Does your dog need to scan the entire search area first, or does he dive right in to searching?
  • Is your dog “checking in” with you?
  • Can you identify when your dog has picked up odor?