Welcome to SDDA Sport Detection! Webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how to get involved in SDDA competition and garner tips on how you and your dog can succeed.

Karin Apfel

Karin Apfel


Starting in 2012, Sporting Detection Dogs Association was created to provide a fun competition scent detection venue  that was accessible for pet and sport dogs alike. The basics for SDDA are similar to other Scent Work competiton organizations, find the hide or hides in the time provided in a variety of different types of searches. However, there are a few key differences.

In this webinar, President of SDDA Karin Apfel will provide you a summary of how to get started and how the levels and games work in SDDA, then go from there into more detail on similarities, differences and how to make the best of your SDDA competition experience.


  • SDDA Competition Primer

  • How to Get Started

  • Unique Aspects of SDDA Competition

  • Top Skills of an SDDA Competitor

  • Helpful Hints from the Judges


Are you interested in learning more about SDDA? Learn directly from the source! See what SDDA is all about and if it is a good fit for you and your dog.

Welcome to SDDA Sport Detection! Webinar

Online Scent Work Webinar


Webinar features:

  • Live access:

    • Ask speaker questions in real-time.​

    • Free access to replay.

  • Webinar replay:​

    • Fully edited version of live webinar.

    • Email support with speaker.​

  • Access at any time. 

    • Continual access.

    • No deadlines.

    • No cut-off dates.

Karin Apfel


Karin Apfel

SDDA Instructor

Short Bio:

President of SDDA, Karin pulls upon her 30 years of experience training in a variety of dog sports, as well as her passion of canine detection, to help dogs and handlers alike.


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Scent Work University is fortunate to have Karin 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 Karin Apfel.