Mon, Nov 06|
Intro to Scent Detection Level 1 (Odor, Containers and Alerts) - Evening Session
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!'
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
TailWaggersK9Sport Inc, 573 Lubitz Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W6, Canada
About the event
We all know that dogs have an amazing ability to detect the most subtle of smells, but did you know you can compete in this? Scent Detection is one of the fastest growing K9 sports. Whether you want to compete or you just want to understand more about the K9s ability - this session will give you the opportunity to find out more.
Putting it simply scent detection challenges the dog to locate an odor and then to communictae to the handler that they have found it! As your dog progresses the hides (location of the odor) become more challenging requiring the handler to play a part in helping the dog and interpret a situation.
Scent detection requires the dog to focus their attention on the olfactory process (their nose), and work through distratcions. It provides mental stimulation, and can help build confidence in dogs. It is a great sport for older dogs or dogs with injuries that prevent them taking part on other activities.
TailWaggersK9Sport offer training at multiple levels as well as trials in scent work
Level 1 - will focus on ensuring our dogs understand the odor that we are looking for (imprinting), will be working on container searches, and building alerts.
(We are restructuring our scent work classes - if you are not sure which level to join please contact us with your scent work experience. Level 2 may not follow directly after level 1).
Dogs must be house trained
Dogs over 6months only
Minimum of 3 dogs required to hold the class, max 6 dogs
Cost $125 per working dog (4week course)