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Exteriors and Vehicles with Primary

You've graduated from the Introduction to Scent Work course and are looking for ways to take your Scent Work training to the next level?  Wonderful, you are in the right place! The goal with this course is having your dog approach each of these highly distracting, and oftentimes difficult, areas with focus and enthusiasm! Let the fun begin!

Course Details

Now that your dog understands the game of Scent Work and has been successful in finding hides in an interior space and containers, we will push the envelope to include exterior and vehicle searches. How fun! In line with our Foundation Scent Work courses, we will introduce these concepts to your dog using primary alone, following the K9 Nose Work® training methodology. The goal will be to incrementally introduce these concepts to your dog, to help them overcome these oftentimes distracting and difficult search areas, while building and maintaining their love for the game. Over this 6-week span, you will learn how to set your dog up to succeed and further their progress. Let's get our sniffing on!

What You Will Need:

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10'-15' long line
  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
  • crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
  • minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
  • plastic lid container from a yogurt or similar container
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots
  • 1-2 vehicles (e.g. car, SUV, truck, tractor, riding lawn mower, etc.)

Course Outline

The Exteriors and Vehicles with Primary course is designed to provide the same exact learning experience we provided to our in-person group dog training classes in a virtual format. Same great quality with more flexibility and convenience!

Here is a quick breakdown of the types of topics that will be covered each week:

  • Introduction to Exterior Searches
  • Using Boxes to Extend Your Exterior Searches
  • Wind, Start Line and Distractors
  • Introduction to Vehicle Searches
  • Multiple Hides on A Vehicle
  • Putting It All Together

Meet Your Instructor:

Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

Dianna's Credentials

KPA-CTP

CPDT-KA

CNWI

AKC Scent Work Judge

USCSS CSD and Judge

AKC CGC and Trick Evaluator

C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator

Associate Trick Dog Instructor

Student Enrollment

Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.

Includes:

  • Full access to all course materials
  • Full access to course forum
  • Submit homework and videos
  • Detailed review from instructor

 $230.00

Next Session Starts April 6th

Grants you access to all the course materials and forum for one full year.

Auditor Enrollment

Enhanced option with the ability to post to the forum and ask instructor questions without the pressure of submitting homework or videos.

Includes:

  • Full access to all course materials
  • Full access to general forum
  • May view homework forum
  • May ask instructor questions

 $185.00

Rolling Enrollment

Grants you access to all the course materials and forum for one full year.

Watcher Enrollment

Basic access to course materials, this is the most flexible option where you can go through the material at your own pace, when it works best for you. 

Includes:

  • Full access to all course materials
  • May view general forum
  • May view homework forum
  • Unable to ask instructor questions 

 $95.00

Rolling Enrollment

Grants you access to all the course materials and forum for one full year.

NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course and forum.

Want to take more than one course?

Check out the Foundation Scent Work Course Package and enjoy a 10% discount!

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