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Assessing the Dog Module

The materials for this seminar add-on will be released on March 20, 2023.

When teaching Scent Work, instructors should regularly assess their potential and current canine clients.

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos


This add-on seminar module will discuss what instructors should consider when they are assessing prospective and current canine clients. Which approaches will work best for this dog? Would they do better with private one-on-one instruction or would a group class environment work? Are there any issues you need to keep in mind to ensure they can be successful and to keep everything safe? For current clients, how can you assess whether they are progressing or not? Have new issues cropped up?


This seminar module has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.

NOTE: This module is an additional resource to the Teaching Scent Work Seminar by Dianna L. Santos and Lori Timberlake.


Have you taken or are currently going through the Teaching Scent Work Seminar? This module provides a deeper dive into specifically into the importance of assessing both prospective and current canine clients.

Are you a newer Scent Work instructor? Learn how to assess if a prospective canine client would fit into your program and whether current clients are moving along as expected.

Are you an experienced Scent Work instructor? Figure out the types of canine clients that best fit into your program and how to identify if current clients are progressing, stalling or backsliding.

Assessing the Dog Module

Online Scent Work Seminar Add-On Module

2-3 hours

Silver Member

Silver Member

This seminar module includes:

  • Narrated presentation.

  • Video examples.

  • Helpful handouts.

  • Access at any time. 

    • Continual access.

    • No deadlines.

    • No cut-off dates.​

  • Occasional 1.5 Q&A sessions.​

    • Ask speaker questions,​

    • Added to replay page.


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 offering is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.

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