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Wed, Jul 24


TailWaggersK9Sport Inc

Intro to Scent Detection Level 1 (Odor, Containers and Alerts) (1)

Do you have a 'sniffer' dog? Can your dog work through challenges to find an odor he likes? Maybe the sport of scent detection is for you and your dog. Scent work is great for building confidence in dogs. Dogs of all ages can take part in the sport 'You can teach an old dog new tricks!'

Intro to Scent Detection  Level 1 (Odor, Containers and Alerts)  (1)
Intro to Scent Detection  Level 1 (Odor, Containers and Alerts)  (1)

Time & Location

Jul 24, 2024, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

TailWaggersK9Sport Inc, 573 Lubitz Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W6, Canada

About the event

Dogs are renowned for their exceptional sense of smell, but did you know you can engage in scent detection competitions? Scent Detection has become one of the rapidly growing K9 sports. Whether you aim to compete or simply want to delve deeper into the capabilities of K9s, this session offers a chance to explore further.

In essence, scent detection tasks dogs with identifying an odor and then signaling to the handler once it's found! As the dog advances, the hides (where the odor is located) become more intricate, requiring the handler to assist the dog and decipher the situation.

Scent detection necessitates dogs to concentrate on their sense of smell (their nose) and navigate through distractions. It offers mental stimulation and can boost dogs' confidence. This sport is ideal for older dogs or those with injuries hindering them from other activities.

The Benefits of Nose Work for Your Canine Companion

  • It’s engaging! K9 Nose Work provides mental and physical stimulation, helping active dogs expend their energy. 
  • It’s versatile! You can set up searches anywhere that your dog can access.
  • It’s suitable for all ages and breeds!
  • It’s safe for reactive dogs! (Initial classes would require handler to take video audit spot. At trials and roaming classes dogs are securely crated in a vehicle between searches in classes, ensuring no interaction or contact with other dogs).
  • It boosts confidence! Nervous or timid dogs will learn to trust their instincts and gain confidence through this enjoyable, self-rewarding activity.
  • It enhances the bond with your dog! Your connection with your dog will strengthen as you observe their behavior, understand their cues, and rely on their instincts.

TailWaggersK9Sport provides training across various levels and holds scent work trials.

Life can get hectic, especially in Canada where we eagerly await the Spring and Summer seasons for outdoor activities. Ourweekly classes allow you to have time between training sessions for practice, walks, or to relish summer activities. 

Level 1 training focuses on ensuring that our dogs recognize the desired odor (imprinting), involves container searches, and teaches how to indicate findings.


Dogs must be house trained 

Dogs over 6months only

Dogs should be dog to dog and dog to human friendly (please contact us in advance if this is not the case)

Minimum of 3 dogs required to hold the class, max 6 dogs

Cost $135 per working dog (4week course)

Jul 24th, 31st and Aug 7th, 14th (scent classes move to Monday evening in the fall)

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