Does your dog love to sniff? Are you looking for a way to work them out mentally and physically with an activity that is still easy for you to do and fit into your busy schedule? Do you need something to help build your dog's confidence or curb unwanted behaviors stemming from boredom? Great! Then the Introduction to Scent Work course is for you!
In this 6-week online course, we will be covering the basic concepts of Scent Work as an activity, how to get started, what foundation skills are crucial for a team to succeed in the sport all while instilling ways to ensure the game remains fun for all involved. Throughout this course, we will be utilizing the K9 Nose Work® training methodology, where we use treats to introduce the dog to the concept of the game. Using this approach works for a large swath of dogs, and handlers, and can ensure the activity remains fun and engaging. Not only will this ensure a foundation to help your dog succeed in NACSW™ trials, it will also be beneficial when competing in other Scent Work competition organizations as well.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
"The exercises were very good and the emphasis on making sure that the dog was enjoying the activity was great. Thank you very much!" - Julie W.
"lessons broken down into easily digestible info
clear learning goals
exercises easy to follow
dog; human set up for success :)" Alex M.
"All of it. I loved how you broke down assignments by week, I loved the print outs, I loved the teaching videos (you have a great voice) and I loved your videos with the dog working the exercises. Well done!" Shelley K.
"My goal at the time of enrolling in the course was to increase the confidence in my little dog Siena and I thought that sniffing and searching could be a fun way for her because she enjoys this kind of activities (hide and search, find it etc.) Clearly I was not wrong, we learned how to increase confidence and exploration; I’ve learned to read my little Siena better. The course is very well explained and the videos great! I loved the course!" Ivonne A.
"The content was of great quality, the progression of exercises felt just right in terms of increasing challenge, and the feedback Dianna gave was super insightful. I also appreciate her flexibility with timing...The ability to participate online was fantastic. I live in a remote location within the U.S., so in-person training (especially for dog sports) is hard to come by. The course materials and the way they were organized made it easy and enjoyable to work through the course. Dianna's encouraging and insightful feedback was motivating and very helpful." Teresa W.
"We enjoyed the critiques and the fact that you really gave us fantastic feedback for each exercise. If you take a class in person you get feedback from the instructor. But with the online course we get your feedback and can go back and watch it again and again. That is extremely helpful. Also, I liked that you explained things on the individual level of my dog. When I take in person classes with a minimum of six other dogs, you often get general advice, but the individual attention you provide is superior." Marc S.
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Owner and Lead Instructor
Dianna L. Santos