This 4-level course sequence is designed to help dog and handlers reach their goals in competing in akc/ukc scent work or nosework trials or to experience the enjoyment and challenge of searches in the scent classes.
Level 1: the introduction to scent class teaches dogs to find a specific
target odor . Enjoy the wonder of your dog’s scenting abilities. No
previous training is required.
Level 2: intermediate scent class #1: dogs seek the target odors in
containers and interior room searches. Class limited to dogs who completed the intro to scent class.
Level 3: intermediate scent class #2: this class teaches dogs to work in
container and interior room searches. This five-week course is generally repeated two times to prepare dogs for the advanced level. Class limited to dogs who completed the intermediate #1 class. Anyone who wants to join this class, but has not trained their dog in our classes must be evaluated by the instructor.
Level 4: advanced scent class: this class teaches all target odors in container, interior room searches, exterior searches and automobile searches. Anyone who wants to join this class, but has not trained their dog in our classes must be evaluated by the instructor.