Scent Detection

Classes

Scent Detection is taught by Dr. Carla Simon

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Scent Detection Classes

$220 + GST for six-week sessions 

CKC cocktail = birch, anise, clove, wintergreen, cypress, pine

 

Please note that dog-dog interaction is never allowed at any of our nosework events, so it’s always safe to play scent detection. Only one dog at a time will be in the search area. Benching is in your car while waiting your turn (like most scent detection competitions and tests). Please have your dog on a different collar/harness than you normally would for walking. For more information on nosework and what to expect in classes please visit the following link: https://nosework.huntersheart.com/2017/01/10/welcome-to-nosework-classes/ 

 

 

Scent Detection- Beginner Level

Start Date: Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00pm

This program combines the skills and concepts taught in the former Level 1 and 2 classes (Read level descriptions below). This program is 1.5 hours long, and will run on the same day and time for 6 weeks.

Every dog can learn to find target odor. We’ll motivate your dog to search in our scent detection training lab, inspired by Andrew Ramsey. Rewarding properly is the key to motivating your dog to search!

We’ll explain what to do at every step so it’s easy. Your dog will learn:

  • Obedience to odor

  • To search systematically

  • To find the precise location of source (the highest concentration of odor), within 2-6 inches

  • To move his nose as close to source as possible

  • To stay at source and receive multiple high value rewards, until lured away.

There are no prerequisites for this course. We start our puppies as young as 5 weeks, using motivation and games so every dog can succeed

Scent Detection- Advanced Level

Start Date:

Wednesday, November 6th at 7:45pm

6 week course or Drop-In Option Available

This program combines skills learned in the former Level 3 and 4 classes (Read level descriptions below). This program is 1.5 hours long, and will run on the same day and time for 6 weeks.

Once your dog is proficient at container searches, the next step is getting rid of the boxes. This course will introduce multiple hides, in blind Interior, Exterior and Vehicle searches, including high hides (2-4 ft) and thresholds. You’ll practice locating source (the highest concentration of target odor), within 2-6 inches. Unlike container searches, where you only need to pick the hot box, other searches require the handler to identify the precise location of source. For example, in a vehicle search, if source is at the top left corner of a license plate, the judge may fault or fail teams that indicate the bottom right corner. Successful practices will help build your confidence as a team.

The Advanced Level has an "Open Enrollment" option.

Pre-Trial Preperation and Handling For Certification

Start Dates:

Sunday, October 6th @ 3:30pm

Want to see what it’s like to compete in scent detection? Are you ready for certification? Once your sniffer dog is trained, it’s time to focus on your handling. Learn how to help your canine partner get where he needs to be to find scent, using the same techniques we’ve used to help hundreds of teams succeed in finding scents from bed bugs to human scent. You’ll practice handling blind searches (where you no longer know where scent is located), so that success becomes a habit you can count on.

Nosework Sniff & Go Practices/Engagement Practice

$35 + GST Per Practice Per Dog  - Max 6 Spots

 

Mondays @ 2:30pm (All Levels)

Wednesdays @ 8:30pm (Advanced)

Saturdays @  3:30pm (All Levels)

Please check the Calendar to confirm days and times.

 

Pre Registration & pre payment is a requirement for each session

 

*Target odor is Birch/Wintergreen/Anise/Clove/Cypress/Pine Cocktail*

 

Beginner Nosework Sniff and Go

Interested in seeing how your dog would do in beginning level nosework searches for odor? Our nosework sniff and go is for inexperienced nosework handlers and dogs to learn to do novice level searches, get extra practice  or simply to have fun in a supportive, confidence-building, safe environment. 

 

 

Advanced

Already did beginner level seminars or classes?  Tackle distance, distractions, or clearing rooms at our Advanced practice for experienced teams. 

The target odor for all events is a cocktail of Wintergreen, Birch, Anise, Clove. Participant spaces will be limited to a manageable number, allowing maximum search time, plus individual attention. 

 

Please note that dog-dog interaction is never allowed at any of our nosework events, so it’s always safe to play scent detection. Only one dog at a time will be in the search area. Benching is in your car while waiting your turn. Please have your dog on a different collar/harness than you normally would for walking. For more information on nosework and what to expect in classes please visit the following link:  https://nosework.huntersheart.com/2017/01/10/welcome-to-nosework-classes/ 

 

 

Important Information

Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with reactivity/aggression issues or other severe behaviour problems. If you have concerns regarding your dog's behaviour please contact us before registering for a class.

 

Payment is REQUIRED to hold your spot. If we don't receive payment you are at risk of losing your spot to another student. 

Programs at Kayenna Kennels fill very quickly. Please make sure you are reserving your spot as soon as possible.

 

**Classes are non refundable and non transferable. Payment is required at time of registration**

No Make Up Classes and No Pro-Rating Of Fee's For Missed Classes

 

You are encouraged to come out and watch a class before registering in a program.ç

 

9827 Horton Road SW

Calgary, Alberta

T2V-2X5
*Directly Behind Cal-Alta Auto Glass*

(403)-608-1590

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