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Beginner Scent Detection
September 13 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm$210.00
This class begins September 13 and runs every Monday at 7:45pm for 6 weeks.
Beginners scent detection class is a six week program will introduce you and your dog to the game of hunting for and finding a target scent. We will focus on the foundational skills for both dog and handler allowing you both to hon your skills and teamwork to successfully find the target scent. We will be working indoors hunting in and around containers as well as some regular house hold objects in an environment that helps your dog to develop scenting abilities.
Our approach uses treats/food to build enjoyment and motivation for the game of scent work. Teaching your dog to hunt for and find a target scent will provide mental stimulation for your dog helping to build self confidence and provides a positive learning experience promoting a desire for more learning and challenges within our dogs. In addition, these foundational skills can be used to both develop fun games and activities you can enjoy with your dog all year round as well as introducing you to some of the basic foundational skills required for further training to compete in scent detection with either the Canadian Kennel Club or Sporting Detection Dog Association.
There are no perquisites for this class. As long as you are interested in learning more, and your dog has a noise, you both can learn and enjoy scent detection games. Who knows, you might even want to start and work towards competitive scent detection.