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Introduction to Scent Work



Introduction Class to Scent Work Goals: This class will give students an introduction to Basic Scent Work. The goal is to learn the basic elements of Scent Work. This is a beginner class.

Classes will focus on teaching and encouraging the development of your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt for food and/or toys. The activities of box work and object searches helps your dog build confidence, burn both mental and physical energy, and helps handlers find out about their dogs’ scenting abilities. Class will be limited to 6 participates. Bring lots of treats, a favorite toy, and a worn sock. Dogs not working are required to be crated.  

2 sets of the DHLPP vaccine ("puppy vaccine") prior to starting class.  Rabies vaccination is required at 6 months.  A titer is sufficient for vaccination status.

Dogs must have completed STAR Puppy, Basic Obedience, have a CGC or  have a title in another sport. 

Dogs must be attentive to their handler, have an excellent recall, work well around others and tolerate being crated for certain portions of the class. (Handlers should expect to crate their dogs when not working in the ring). 

  • A nonrestrictive collar or harness (prong collars, head collars, or e-collars will not be permitted).
  • A 6 foot leash (no retractable leashes).  
  • Dogs may not wear their tags while in the search ring.  
  • All attachments to leashes (poop bags, flashlights etc.) must be removed before class.
  • Bring high value treats with a strong odor, in an airtight container (jar, tin, etc.).
  • Clickers are encouraged but not necessary.
  • Your instructor will forward additional information before the night of the first class.

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