Varying Odor Concentrations Course
Varying Odor Concentrations Course
Varying Odor Concentrations Course

Varying Odor Concentrations Course

Varying Odor Concentrations Course

Regular price $125.00
  • Intro to Odor Program
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

Many Scent Work handlers who are interested in competing wish to do so in a variety of competition venues. However, each venue may use a specific type of odor preparation which means hides used in trial may have varying types of odor concentration. If a dog has only been exposed to Odor Concentration A but not Odor Concentration B, they may struggle at trials where Odor Concentration B is used.

In this 4-week course, we will outline ways to introduce our dogs to the concept of hunting for Birch, Anise or Clove using varying odor preparation techniques and odor concentrations. The focus will be on working in the four traditional search elements: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Container and the course will conclude with a set-up teams may use as a mock trial of sorts.

Ensure your dog understands how to work out odor puzzles regardless of odor concentration with this short, fun course!


Are you interested in competing in several Scent Work venues?

Ensure your dog's hunting skills are solid across the board, regardless of the odor concentration that is used.


  • Assessment and Testing Current Skills
  • Interiors and Containers with Varying Odor Concentrations
  • Exteriors and Vehicles with Varying Odor Concentrations
  • Mock Trial Set-Up


  • 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!)
  • minimum of 5 novel containers (e.g. Tupperware containers, purse, bag, etc.)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots
  • q-tips
  • Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
  • Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
  • Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
  • minimum of 6 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.



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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