Scent  Detection Classes
Online Registration Form

Classes Starting April 30th 2022
Beginner  & Novice
Trial Prep 

5  Week Session
Dates on Registration Form below
Container & Room & Vehicle Search  

COVID Precautions...masks required and hand sanitization

Fournier Community Centre 3210 County Road 9 Fournier, Ontario






Bev Hurst has given seminars on tracking and did demonstrations of scent work at
Super Ex as well as trained dogs in Utility and air scent work. Also has titled 2 dogs in SDDA and CKC Scent Work


Intro to Sport Detection

Building drive to search

Intro to odors Wintergreen-Pine-White Thyme.

Motivating your dog, building search drive 

Container searches (Container)

Teaching "indication" and learning to read  your dog's behavior and body language. 

More work on search drive 

Search technique and patterns.

Wintergreen Odor on "Hides"

 Pinpointing the odor source.

Intro to Room searches (Interior)

 More difficulty and different objects and challenges such as distracting odors.

Preparation for the SDDA Started level  and SDDA rules.

Continued work on container and room searches.

Intro to outdoor and vehicle searches (exterior) .

 Searches with multiple finds
Blind searches

Training a formal alert

Preparation for SDDA Sport Detection trials.
Dogs should be comfortable on all 3 odors 
The 3 search components, container, interior (room searches) , exterior (vehicle and ground) will be worked on.
  During the spring/summer/ and fall classes a variety of locations will be introduced.

The following form can be filled out, scanned and emailed to and etransfer can be made to the same address to reserve your spot.