Teaching Canine Scent Work

Course Title: Teaching Canine Scent Work

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of how dogs learn and function.

Purpose: To provide the basic tools, concepts, and skills to successfully run a canine scent work class, up to and including pairing scent. Students will also learn how to work their own dogs as part of the process.

Course Date: This course runs 6 weeks.

Student Testimonials:  ”Thank you Cheryl, The class was well structured and taught. Shelly’s presentations were both interesting and clear. I look forward to taking more e-training courses. Sheri”

“Hi Cheryl, Thanks! It was a great class and Shelly was phenomenal instructor! She made the learning process easy and fun – and all of her comments were supportive without being critical! Gina”

What you can expect to learn from this Course:

  • Basic physiology of the canine nose and how “hunting” effects the canine body
  • Basic physics of air flow and how it helps dogs determine the location of source
  • General terminology used in Canine Scent Work (nose work)
  • Reading the dog’s “tells”
  • How to build drive
  • Structure of classes
  • Pairing  odor
  • Beyond the classroom

Text and required supplies: There are no textbooks required for this course as your lesson notes will make up your handbook. Students will need access to a video camera for submission of practicals. It can be a handy cam, flip cam, or even simply the video on your phone, provided it can run at least 5 minutes of recording.

Where to get scent and nose work supplies?
www.k9nwsource.com  K9NW-Source-Logo-Paw-Print-in-O-e1358433740240New and exclusive items. Everything from Odor to Containers and more.


Instructor: Shelly Volsche, CPDT-KA, DipCFN

Course Length: 6 one-hour sessions


Course Cost – 

For Credit: $185.00


For Audit: $85.00


Student Information:

For Credit students must complete this course in 3 months.
For Audit students must complete this course in 6 weeks.

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