Scent Detection Class
Basic Scent Detection - Level 1
Starting on Friday October 29, 2021 at 12:00pm (Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 & Dec 3) - Sorry this class is now full
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ANY dog can participate in this class, no prerequisite training or experience is required! Classes are 6 weeks and are $130+HST.
Basic Scent Detection - Level 2
- must have attended Basic Scent Detection Level 1 within the last few months
Starting Monday December 6, 2021 at 8:30pm (Dec 6, 13, 20, Jan 3, 10 & 17 - no class Dec 27) - Spaces still available in this class
Basic Scent Detection - Level 3
- must have attended Basic Scent Detection Level 2 within the last few months
Basic Scent Detection Level 1
Basic Scent Detection Level 2
Basic Scent Detection Level 3
Quinte Canine offers multi-level scent detection classes and various detection workshops. We also host Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA) Designed Odor Tests (DOTs) and a semi-annual Sporting Detection Dogs Association sanctioned Scent Detection Trials. We encourage and participate in both SDDA and Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) scent detection.
Whether you are looking for a fun activity to focus mental energy or to participate in the sport of scent detection, anyone can enjoy the sport! The dogs in this event learn to search and find specific target odors in hidden locations. Students build confidence to work up to competing with their dog in the detection trials such as those with the Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA) or the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Any dog can participate in this class, no prerequisite training or experience is required!
Building not only your dogs confidence, but your handling confidence is important and being able to work with you, no matter what your experience or learning style is, is very important. We want to ensure both you and your dog are having fun! Fun, positive and motivational methods are used. We like to individualize the activities for each handler and dog. Scent work will promote confidence in the dog and provide intense mental stimulation. Sport scent detection is done by all types and breeds of dog.
In the Basic Scent Detection Level 2, we will work on efficient room searches, high hides and more detail and distractions. In Basic Scent Detection Level 3 we learn vehicle and exterior searches.
Once a dog is ready, we encourage our students to try testing themselves at a Scent Detection Trial, which is an official test of the sport where dogs can earn titles.
Once a team has complete the 3 levels of class they are welcome to join our Advanced Scent Detection Group (aka Super Sniffers) to join additional training class times (practices) and dates at various locations, ask questions, plan trial carpooling, get to know each other better, share fun stories or training bloopers and just have fun!
At this time, with dog training remaining an essential service, we are not required to participate in the vaccine passport system, unless for workshops or trials. But, as we all know, the government can (and does) change policies quickly. It is important to understand that if vaccine passports are required by the government in the future during dog training classes, all students will need to show valid proof of vaccination. Those unable to provide proof of vaccination can still participate via virtual means.