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AKC: Working Water Hides

In AKC Scent Work, the Buried class has undergone some major changes, all of which are slated to go into effect October 1, 2019.

The most major change involves having dogs work water hides in the upper levels of competition.

Course Details

In this 6-week course, we will walk you through how to introduce the concept of working water hides to your dog as well as how to prepare for the upper levels of the AKC Scent Work Buried class. All of this will be achieved while focusing on having FUN with your dog!

Meet Your Instructor

Natalie McManus

Virtual Coaching Instructor

AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
K9 Nose Work® Camp Instructor
Summit-Level Competitor
Judge for PUSH Treibball
Co-Owner of Ready Sit Go Dog Training

Should I Take This Course?

Are you interested in competing in AKC Scent Work? You and your dog will need to successfully navigate water hides and this course will help you do just that!


Dog must be familiar hunting for at least one novel odor (ie. Birch, Anise and/or Clove).

What You Will Need for This Course

Course Outline

  • Introducing Water Hides

  • Aging Water Hides

  • Multiple Hides - Preparing for Buried Advanced

  • Buried Advanced Class

  • Water and Sand - Buried Excellent Class

  • Having Fun with Water Hides

We're Privileged to Share This Course With You!

Scent Work University is fortunate to have Natalie grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Natalie McManus.

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    Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.


    Full access to all course materials

    Full access to Student FB Group

    Submit homework and videos

    Detailed review from instructor


    Session Starts March 8th

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    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

    May have 1 video reviewed

    Email support from instructor

    Go through the material at your pace


    Rolling Enrollment

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    Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your 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


    Rolling Enrollment


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