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Welcome to the Podcast! What The Dog Nose: WTDN Ep. 1

Welcome to episode 1 of What The Dog Nose! This is the pilot episode where you will learn a little bit about me and how I got started in truffle hunting with my dogs. In future episodes, you can expect to learn about canine scent detection (sniffer dogs), listen to truffle hunting stories, and gain insight into the dynamic relationship we share with animals. Each episode will also include a Games & Observations segment so you can apply what you learn. Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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Shifting the way people relate to and partner with animals

I believe we are continuously in conversation with our dogs. You might not be aware of the dialogue you are having with your dog but that’s what I’m here to help you with!  Our relationship with animals goes deeper than body language and behavior analysis. I believe you understand much more about your dog than you know! Most of us have had a special moment with our dogs or another animal.  You may remember a moment that seemingly defied time and space and you felt total peace and congruence with an animal.  It may have been a quiet moment of synchronicity, a gut feeling that led you down a specific path, or an unmistakable sign to help you with a decision.  Whatever it was, you felt it and it had an effect on you, on your dog, and on your partnership. I believe in teaching more than the mechanics of training behaviors.  Our feelings, intentions, and reactions matter in our relationships with dogs.  Communicating with a dog with that depth of authenticity yields profound results. I want to restore your belief in the magnetism that drew you to animals as a child. It’s more than the love of animals that
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Noses For Nonprofits: Learn Scent Work & Benefit Animal Rescue

Yes, that’s right!  You can learn about scent detection while contributing to a nonprofit.  At the beginning of 2018, Wagnificent K9 Truffle Dogs, LLC launched an online scent detection dog training program that benefits animal rescue! Throughout January and February, we recorded training videos, lectures, and demonstrations all about sniffer dogs. We took the camera behind the scenes with scent detection dogs, including truffle dogs and winery dogs, to show you first hand what it’s like to work in partnership with a dog. We discussed the benefits of scent detection work to research, the culinary industry, business owners, and, most importantly, the dogs. We highlighted the amazing world of sniffer dogs and then we outlined the exact steps you can take to teach your own dog. This year’s presenters ranged from Washington State to Melbourne Australia and, thanks to today’s technology, we were able to bring everyone together in one online community. Here are just a few of the topics we published: Truffle hunting with dogs out in the forests of the Pacific Northwest Cooking with truffles Training detection dogs for research and application in a practical setting Sniffer dog foundation training and canine enrichment games Truffle dog training from
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Cultivating Connection

A beautiful thing happens when MacGyver wakes up from a nap.  He seeks me out.  He seeks me out to be with me.  Every time he does this it reminds me of how I would seek my mother after a nap.  I just wanted a hug.  No reason other than that sweet moment between dreaming and full wakefulness.  MacGyver approaches me in his partial dreamtime state and asks to "be" with me. There is no agenda.  We are in a beautiful state of "being" with one another.  Nothing more than the sweet perfection that is that moment.  Nothing less than the sweet perfection that is that moment.  And then we enjoy more moments as they come.  We let go of the moment that just passed and enjoy another.  It's a chain, you see.  Moments are just one snapshot in time.  Sometimes they are magnificently constructed and leave us reminiscing about the feeling.  Other times they are subtle movement through space and time with two spirits in a congruent state of "being".  Neither is holding onto the last moment.  Neither is looking ahead to the next moment. He rarely sticks around for long.  Often after a few pets and snuggles where we