In addition to Birch, Anise and Clove, dogs must be able to locate and hunt for Cypress in AKC Scent Work trials. In this course, we will cover how you should introduce this new odor to your dog and incorporate it into your training. We will also discuss rules specific to AKC, and steps you should take to set your dog up to succeed.
Once your dog has mastered locating Birch, Anise and Clove in all four of the elements, you are ready to have them find Cypress. We will cover how you may properly introduce this new odor to your dog, getting them accustomed to the concentration levels used in AKC Scent Work as well as discuss how to get them ready for the Master-level of competition!
Meet Your Instructor
Dianna L. Santos
Owner and Lead Instructor
AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor
Should I Take This Course?
Are you interested in competing in the upper levels of AKC Scetn Work? If so, you and your dog must be familiar in searching for Cypress in all the offered odor classes. We will discuss how you and your dog can prepare for the upper levels of competition in this course.
What You Will Need for This Course
flat or martingale collar
back-clip harness (optional)
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!)
minimum of 5 novel containers (e.g. Tupperware containers, purse, bag, etc.)
earthquake putty or GlueDots
Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
Cypress (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
minimum of 6 tins with holes
Adding Cypress to Your Search
Container Searches with Cypress
Interior Searches with Cypress
Exterior Searches with Cypress
Endurance Searches with All Four Odors
Prepping for Master-Level Searches
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