A dog uses their sense of smell as their primary sense, meaning they navigate the world with their nose and are able to smell approximately 100,000 times better than humans. An example of this is how they can detect a teaspoon of sugar in an olympic sized swimming pool!
Scent detection is a low physical impact activity, making it perfect for all dogs, as it tires their mind, creating a calmness!
In the course you will learn the handling skills and process of training your dog to search for a specific scent and indicate their find to you. During the in-person classes you will have the opportunity to develop your dogs ability to search different environments and objects, and stay focused on indicating their find around different distractions.
You’ll have access to the online resources to help you develop this skill for 6 months. You’ll also have access to a facebook group in which you can post videos of your training, meet other owners engaging in the scent detection course and ask questions and receive feedback from the trainer.
You’ll not only come away from these classes with a happy dog that can locate specific scents or objects, but also with a stronger bond with your dog
Scent Detection is a perfect activity for any dog that has a nose! It is low impact making it accessible to old dogs and puppies, as well as giving your high energy dogs a good work out too!
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Language English
- Students 5
- Assessments Yes
Developing their skillset
Transferring the skill
Benefits of scent work