Puppy Sniffing Games

Endurance searches. Working away from the handler. Speed searches. Blank searches. Inaccessible hides. We will expose your puppy to these advanced sniffing puzzles, and much more, in this course using fun and engaging games!

Course Details

In this 6-week online course, we will introduce your puppy to a series of advanced sniffing puzzles and problems for them to solve. But this will never feel like work! 


All of the exercises are designed to be a fun game that your puppy will love to play. Especially if you plan on competing with your puppy in Scent Work at some point, these are the types of problems you want them to be able to sort out! 


Even if competition and trialing was not a goal, giving your puppy a chance to further build and improve their sniffing game yields so many benefits: higher confidence, mental fortitude, tenacity and resiliency and much more! Your puppy will be hunting for primary in this course.

Meet Your Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

CPDT-KA
KPA-CTP
CNWI
AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

Should I Take This Course?

Did you complete the Puppy Scent Work and Puppy Sniffing Outdoor Adventures courses? Continue the sniffing fun and show your puppy they can conquer super challenging hunting puzzles, all while having FUN!


Are you interested in eventually competing? A solid foundation is key. Whether you want to compete in a NACSW™ trial down the road, or with AKC, UKC, USCSS, PSD, C-WAGS or SDDA, the principles covered in this course will get you started right!


Do you just want to do something fun with your puppy? Scent Work is where it is at! Easy. Fun. Engaging. Simple. No burdensome or heavy equipment to buy. No need to stress about the amount of time it takes. 5-15 minutes a day, two or three times a week. That's it.

What You Will Need for This Course

  • your puppy

  • collar (flat or martingale)

  • harness (back-clip) (optional)

  • leash (6'-8')

  • long line (10'-15')

  • treats (high-value and smelly)

  • crate or area your puppy can wait while you set-up your searches

  • boxes (minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes) (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)

  • plastic lid (from a yogurt or similar container)

  • minimum of 1 novel exterior location

  • minimum of 1 vehicle (car, SUV, truck, riding lawnmower, motorcycle, bicycle, etc.)

  • earthquake putty or GlueDots

Course Outline

  • Endurance Searches

  • Distance Searches

  • Speed Searches

  • Blank Searches

  • Inaccessible Hides

  • Consecutive Searches

  • Mini-Trials

We're Privileged to Share This Course With You!

Scent Work University is fortunate to have Dianna 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 Dianna L. Santos.

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