Scent Detection Classes
Online Registration Form
Classes Starting Saturday Feb 13th 2021
Saturday 5 Week Session
Feb 13-20-27- March 6-13 2021
Container & Room Search
Fournier Community Centre
3210 County Road 9
COVID Precautions...masks required and hand sanitization
Please contact for Private Lessons
Beginner Class includes some supplies to get you started.
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.
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
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.