Exteriors and Field Trips with Birch Course

Exteriors and Field Trips with Birch Course

Regular price $230.00
  • Student Session: March 4th.
  • Intro to Odor Program
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

Your dog has completed the Introducing Birch and Exteriors and Vehicles with Birch courses. They are now ready to tackle some more advanced concepts and field trip searches!

In this 6-week online course, we will introduce your dog to some of the very same concepts they may encounter at trial while getting them familiar and comfortable hunting in a variety of locations. The latter is essential if you want to successfully compete! Throughout the course, we will leverage the power of pairing to keep your dog's enthusiasm high as they tackle these more complex odor pictures.

Simultaneously, we will hone your skills as both a handler and trainer, ensuring you are mindfully and thoughtfully designing your practice sessions and improving your handling skills so you may be the best teammate possible for your dog.


Have you and your dog graduated from the Introducing Birch and Exteriors and Vehicles with Birch courses?

Then you should be ready to take the plunge to tackle some more advanced concepts!

Are you interested in trialing?

Show your dog some of the very same odor puzzles they may encounter at a trial and ensure they are able to hunt anywhere!

Do you want to have fun with your dog?

That is the name of the game! We will be focusing on how you can keep this fun for you and your dog, how to properly leverage all possible reinforcers, keep their enthusiasm high and more!


The Exteriors and Field Trips with Birch 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:

  • Real-World Searches
  • Sun, Shade, Wind and Weather
  • Tackling Potty and Critter Areas
  • Noises and Distractions, Oh My!
  • Multiple Hides and Multiple Search Areas
  • Taking Searching On the Road


  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10'-15' long line
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
  • crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
  • minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots
  • q-tips
  • Birch (“Sweet Birch” aka Betula Lenta)
  • minimum of 3 tins with holes

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 course 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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