Reader Question Answered Volume 1-making straws

Recently a reader asked how to make the odor straws and what they are used for. My reply was. "The straw is designed to hold one or two qtips of odor to keep them from being exposed to dirt etc... Using a straw will help you in the early lessons to ensure your dog understands to alert to the odor not the tin or straw. In later training the straw is sometimes easier to hide than the larger tin.

In addition, to make the straws "To make the cuts to help the odor come out just pinch the straw flat and snip the side (a small snip) with a scissor in a couple of places.” The photo below shows a finished snipped straw.

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