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January 23, 2022

Basic Scenting Techniques with Liz and Fred

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Written by: liz kover

There are different schools of thought when it comes to service dogs for children with autism. Some organizations’ philosophy is that an autism service dog’s repertoire should include search and rescue skills, as autistic children tend to wander off. The organization 4 Paws 4 Ability, for example, trains their dogs in scent tracking specifically for this purpose. While the organization I work for, Good Dog Autism Companions, has a different perspective and therefore a different training regimen, I am working with Fred on some very basic scent detection, just so he has a foundation in this area.

 
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