Scent Detection Class
Basic Scent Detection - Level 1
Monday June 6 at 2:30pm (Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 & Jul 11 & 18 - no class July 4) - still spaces available in this class
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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.
Dog in this class should feel comfortable in a crate or pen in new a location.
Basic Scent Detection - Level 2
- must have attended Basic Scent Detection Level 1 within the last few months
Thursday June 23 at 11:00am (Jun 23, 30, Jul 14, 21, 28 & Aug 4 - no class Jul 7) - still spaces available in this class
Tuesday July 12 at 5:30pm (Jul, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9 & 16) - still spaces available in this class
Basic Scent Detection - Level 3
- must have attended Basic Scent Detection Level 2 within the last few months
Thursday May 26 at 4:30pm (May 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) - Just 1 space available in this class
This class is offsite and the locations of each class are determined closer to the class start date (all classes are within a 20 minute drive of the facility).
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.
Dogs in detection training should be able to crate or pen under distraction (during a class) in order to simulate trialing and to allow better learning opportunities or their handler.
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.