Master Dog Trainer, Nate Schoemer, Talks Scent Detection and Truffle Dog Training

Nate Schoemer Master Dog Trainer Talks Scent Detection and Truffle Dog Training | Episode #07

In this video podcast episode, I talk to master dog trainer, Nate Schoemer about truffle dog training, scent detection training and many other foundational principles to do with dog training including; free shaping, obedience training tips, positive punishment, rewarding your dog and much more.

Nate has a fantastic YouTube channel, which you should definitely check out. The dog scent training video series he has is amazing and I highly recommend it.

If you enjoy this episode, let me know in the comments and I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:03:09 Who is Nate Schoemer? – His dog training background
00:19:32 Nate’s decision to start YouTube
00:22:32 Ben’s passion for truffles and dogs
00:27:22 Scent Detection
00:35:30 Positive Punishment and the Four Quadrants of Operant Conditioning
00:40:55 Correcting your dog the right way
00:49:15 Search and Rescue dog training
00:50:50 Rewarding your truffle dog
00:54:50 When to start scent detection work with puppies
01:02:29 What should you reward your dog when it finds truffles?
01:06:25 Physical cues and putting behaviors on command
01:09:16 Teaching the indication when truffle dog training
01:10:50 When should you move your dog training into the field?
01:12:39 Shadowing an experienced truffle dog
01:18:30 Rushing your dog training progress
01:24:00 What is free shaping in dog training?
01:38:00 Repeating the command multiple times

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