Re: Scent/find it training?
Aloha, You do not need a scented, just a toy or ball she likes. At first, I made Rasa, sit and stay and I put the ball within sight and let her go "find it". This actually only took 3-4 "dry runs" until she caught on to look for something and now I cannot hide anything without her finding it fast. Under cups on high shelves, behind boxes, etc ... you name it. Another thing we do is fetch, but always I throw it into high grass (4-5 feet tall) and she retrieves it but only after 3-8 minutes of searching. She goes nuts with enthusiasm. It is amazing on how fast a GSD will learn something they actually want to learn.