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Progressive Scent Work
Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
One event on March 21, 2020 at 11:15 am
Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. If a dog has a job, it helps keep them happy and balanced, which equals a good dog.
Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scenting is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do.
Participants must register in advance as class size is limited to 10 dogs and their handlers.
In this class we will teach you how to pair scent with your food treats in your “food” box. The scent used in class will be birch, which you will receive during the class.
Pre-requisites to attend:
- Completion of a Beginner Scent Work Class and/or a private lesson for Scent Work training.
- Dog must know the box game and actively be seeking out and finding the “food” box consistently.