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Scent Detection

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$220.00 - On Sale

Prerequisites: Completion of Foundation Skills at When Hounds Fly. Please note this class is only open to alumni who have completed Foundation Skills class.

When Hounds Fly is pleased to offer Scent Detection classes. Have you wondered how dogs are trained to detect bed bugs, specific flora and fauna, or contraband (narcotics, explosives, etc.)? In this class, we will teach you how to train your dog to be motivated to search for, detect, and indicate they have found a specific scent.

The class curriculum is organized around preparing your dog to participate in a Designated Odour Test (DOT) and the target odour we will default to is Wintergreen.

Basic equipment and supplies for training are included in the class fees:

Four vented containers
Odour Tin and Storage
Supply of Wintergreen Q-Tips
Tweezers and Gloves


Handling and preparing scent, scent tins, and cold and hot boxes
Building motivation to conduct search work
Building commitment to remain and indicate the detection of the target odour
Practicing for your Designated Odour Test (DOT)

Number of Classes: 5
Maximum Number of Dogs Per Class: 4

Pape Village
Saturday February 2nd at 1:00pm

February 2nd, 9, 16, 23, March 2nd

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