Finding out your dog's scent articles size
Here are ways to find out the right size for your dog's
Your obedience instructor
Your obedience instructor is the best person that can help you find out the right size of scent articles for your dog.
Using our scent articles samples
We always bring our scent articles samples when attending dog events. Your dog will be able to try them out to see which size would be best for him/her.
Using your dog's Open dumbbell
It is also possible to find out the size of scent articles using your dog's Open dumbbell.
Here are the measurements to be used:
- Measurements of the sides (ex.: 2"X2", 2.5"X2.5")
- Length of the dowel. The measurement has to be taken between the 2 sides where the space is the widest.
Below is a picture of an Open dumbbell with an arrow showing where to take the measurement of the length of the dowel for the scent articles.
Single dowel or double dowel?
This choice will be made according to your dog. It is very important that your dog is comfortable when picking up the article from the ground.
Since dogs are already used to pick up the Open dumbbell which is single dowel, majority of dogs will be comfortable with single dowel scent articles.
Experience has shown us that 90% of dogs will be comfortable with single dowel scent articles.
Here are a few examples that double dowels are needed:
- Dogs with very long nose (ex.: Collie, Borzoi, etc...). The length of the nose makes it so that the dog can not pick up the scent articles from the ground comfortably. Double dowel scent articles gives more "space" from the ground to the dowel.
- Dogs that do mouthing. In some rare cases, having double dowel scent articles will prevent mouthing for some dogs.
If you need more help or information, do not hesitate to contact me.