Be Prepared...For Detective! Course

Be Prepared...For Detective! Course

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

Currently competing in, about to take the plunge or are just intrigued by the mysterious AKC Detective class? Then this online 6-week class is for you!

The AKC Detective class is not only the highest level of competition AKC Scent Work offers; it is also an incredible challenge for dog and handler teams. In this course, we will breakdown how you can best prepare yourself, your dog, and your team to tackle this challenge head-on with all the confidence and knowledge you need to succeed.

Over the duration of this course, we will cover how to figure out your team’s best strategies and plans, we’ll breakdown the different types of odor puzzles you will commonly see at an AKC Detective class, and work on developing useful skills to help your team succeed in meeting and conquering this challenge.




Are you planning on competing in AKC Scent Work?

Have a better understanding of what tackling an AKC Detective class entails, what you and your dog will need to do to succeed and come up with a customized training plan and strategy that will help YOUR team.

Are you planning on competing in another Scent Work venue?

Many of the concepts and principles covered in this course can be successfully applied toward any of the Scent Work competition organizations.

Are you an instructor?

Ensure you are providing your own students the skills and tools they need to meet the incredibly difficult challenge of mastering the AKC Detective class.


  • What is the AKC Detective Class
  • What Skills Will You Need?
  • How to Come Up With a Plan
  • Planning, Assessing, Pivoting - Rinse and Repeat!


  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10-15' long line
  • LOTS of small, non-crumbly treats that YOUR dog finds rewarding

USCSS Program Instructor

Judith Guthrie

Judith Guthrie 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 Judith Guthrie.



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.

Recently viewed