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Starting with Food: The Whys and Hows Webinar

There are a ton of different schools of thought when it comes to Scent Work. One of them is introducing the dog to the overall concept of Scent Work by having them hunt for food alone. We will discuss the why's and how's of this methodology in this webinar.

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos


Scent Work, at it's core, involves having a dog hunt for a particular odor in specific search elements. To be successful, the dog must be able to work through a variety of odor puzzles. However, odor is odor. While it is true that Birch, Anise and Clove may be used in competition, food also has odor. Therefore, we could very well introduce the dog to the overall concept of Scent Work using food!

In this webinar we will outline the thinking behind this approach, the benefits of it and how dog and handler teams can then progress to hunting for more than just food alone.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.




Are you curious why someone would start with having their dog hunt for food? There are lots of schools of thought when it comes to Scent Work and how to go about training for it. Take this webinar to get a better understanding of the reasoning behind why we would start with food, the benefits of doing so, how we progress to introducing odor and then work on planned distractors.

Starting with Food: The Whys and Hows Webinar
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Online Scent Work Webinar

90 minutes

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Dianna Santos


Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

Short Bio:

The President of Online Dog Training, Inc. and Cyber Scent Work, Inc., Dianna is the Owner and Lead Instructor for Scent Work University. She is passionate about Scent Work and loves the benefits it awards dogs and handlers alike.

Dianna Santos


Short Bio:

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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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