Puppy Scent Work Course
Puppy Scent Work Course
Puppy Scent Work Course
Puppy Scent Work Course

Puppy Scent Work Course

Puppy Scent Work Course

Regular price $230.00
  • Student Session: August 12th.
  • Puppy Sniffing Program
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

Your puppy has an amazing sense of smell. They also seem to have an endless supply of energy! Why not give them a game they can play that will tap into that nose of theirs, give them a mental and physical outlet and help build their confidence?! Scent Work will help you achieve all of this and more!


Scent Work is the civilian version of what police and military dogs do out in the field. While we will not be finding bad guys, bombs or drugs, we will be working to help our puppies use their amazing sense of smell of work out various odor puzzles.

In this 6-week course, we will have your puppy find food, otherwise known as primary, in a variety of container and interior searches. While similar to our Introduction to Scent Work course, we adjusted all of the exercise in this course to keep in mind our puppies are only babies!

This means all of the exercises were broken down into smaller steps, we utilize play and potty breaks and strive to ensure your puppy doesn't get overwhelmed. After all, our goal is to have Scent Work be one of your puppy's favorite games. We do not want them to sour to the game or make any unintended negative associations during their fear periods.

So, get ready to have tons of sniffing fun in this course!


"Tons of material, great value, really broke things down & I could see it working well for dogs with a wide variety of temperaments and natural abilities. Best part by far was the amazing video review from the instructors, I learned SO much. After this course we took an in-person intro to odor class, and my puppy was more prepared and higher performing than most of the other dogs who had 12 weeks of in-person classes." Allison B.

"very informative and easy to follow. the detailed instruction for each step of the course." Gill R.

"well laid out exercises with video of real searches." Tara G.

"Organization, video examples, course format, how each exercise built on the next." Patty E.


Do you have a puppy?

This course can be a wonderful way to give build their confidence, work them out mentally without straining them physically.

Are you interested in eventually competing?

A solid foundation is key. Whether you want to compete in a NACSW™ trial down the road, or with AKC, UKC, USCSS, PSD, C-WAGS or SDDA, the principles covered in this course will get you started right!

Do you just want to do something fun with your puppy?

Scent Work is where it is at! Easy. Fun. Engaging. Simple. No burdensome or heavy equipment to buy. No need to stress about the amount of time it takes. 5-15 minutes a day, two or three times a week. That's it.


The Puppy Scent Work course is designed to provide the same exact learning experience we provided to our in-person group dog training classes in a virtual format. Same great quality with more flexibility and convenience!

Here is a quick breakdown of the types of topics that will be covered each week:

  • Sniffing for Treats
  • Assessing and Building Confidence
  • Introduction to Elevation Hides
  • 2 Hides, 4 Hides, 6 Hides WOW
  • Container v. Interior Searches


  • your puppy
  • collar (flat or martingale)
  • harness (back-clip) (optional)
  • leash (6'-8') long line (10'-15')
  • treats (high-value and smelly)
  • crate or area your puppy can wait while you set-up your searches boxes
  • minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
  • plastic lid (from a yogurt or similar container)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots

Owner and Lead Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos grants Scent Work University license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform.
All of the content in this online webinar is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.



An intensive learning experience, you will submit weekly homework and video assignments to the instructor to review and provide feedback on.


- Full access to all course materials.
- Access to Student Facebook Group.
- Submit homework and videos.
- Detailed review from instructor.


Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.


- Full access to all course materials.
- Go through the material at your own pace.
- May have 1 video reviewed by instructor.
- Email support from instructor.


Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your own pace and add video reviews when needed.


- Self-taught option.
- Full access to all course materials.
- May add video reviews for a fee.
- May add email support for a fee.

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