Beginner/Intermediate Scent Detection
Suitable for dogs of any age, this sport is fun and engaging. Although some basic obedience skills are useful it is not necessary for puppies. Dogs will be imprinted on essential oils that are used in CKC and SDDA competitions. The beginner group will focus on Imprinting on scent, alert/indication to the scent, effective search patterns, techniques for wall and container searches and building drive and excitement for searching. The Intermediate group will progress to more challenging container searches and begin interior and exterior searching skills.
This is not a class for dogs with serious aggressive or reactive issues. Private training is available for dogs not suited to group classes.
Preregistration is required and space is reserved once your $50 non-refundable deposit is received.
Cost: $120.00 + HST, 6 weeks of classes
Day & Time: Saturdays 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Classes start September 7th
Training a Solid Indication Workshop
You and your dog will learn the foundations for teaching a trained final responses (indications) for scent detection. We use a variety of methods (both play and food) on a neutral odour in a systematic order. The dog develops muscle memory which can then be transferred to your scent detection (odours). You and your dog should have some experience with learning and training together.
Date: October 20, 2019
Time: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Cost; $50 (tax included) Space is reserved once payment is received.