Opportunity: No furniture! Let's practice nosework!
Husband response: Are you nuts?!?
After cleaning the carpets, letting it dry, took the opportunity of an empty room and I had a couple friends over and we practiced our nose work with eight dogs.
None of the eight had been to the seminar. So we started with just a line of boxes (of course I didn't get any photos of that...too busy making boxes line up and hiding toys/food pouches).
By the 3rd session, all the dogs were getting the game and we brought in a few things for distractions. Unfortunately, the dustpan I brought in had a bunch of crap in it and when I put it on the carpet upside down, we had to "take a moment" so I could vacuum up the mess. Then we got back to bizness.
Each pup caught on quickly.
We are still in the box stage, and the indoor stage. But it sure is fun.
All the pups seemed really happy to be working.