At a recent K9 Nose Work trial, I witnessed competitors allowing their dog to urinate on a building within 12 feet of the warm-up boxes as well as allowing their dog to urinate at a staging area.
I wondered if those handlers thought about the consequences of that simple action. Did their dog urinating influence the dog teams that followed?
4 reasons why you should not allow your dog to urinate in non-designated areas at nose work trial:
Tracey Costa, CPDT-KA, CNWI
Dog trainer, K9 Nose Work fan, Nose Work trial host