All Elements and Odors

Your dog is comfortable finding all three Scent Work odors: Birch, Anise and Clove. We will now ensure they can find all of these hides without pairing and in all the elements (Interior, Exteror, Vehicle and Container). Through the use of fun games and set-ups, your dog will stay engaged and love the game, even when the odor problem may be difficult!

Course Details

This course is designed to shore up your dog's ability to locate all the odors in all of the search area elements (Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Container) without decreasing the level of fun or enjoyment your dog feels when they are playing this game. We will discuss a variety of exercises and fun games you can play with your dog which will further develop their hunting skills while also building their drive, focus and confidence while searching. Furthermore, we will cover some handler-specific skills to ensure you are the best teammate you can be. This is going to be a full and intensive 6-weeks!

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!)
  • minimum of 10 novel containers (Tupperware containers, purses, bag, etc.)
  • earthquake putty or GlueDots
  • q-tips
  • Birch ("Sweet Birch" aka Betula Lenta)
  • Anise ("Aniseed" aka Pimpinella Anisum)
  • Clove ("Clove Bud" aka Eugenia Caryophylatta)
  • minimum of 10 tins with holes

Course Outline

The All Elements and Odors 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 in this course:

  • Introducing Searching in Succession
  • Practice Search Flow
  • Recovery Searches
  • Importance of Balance
  • Handler Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Maintaining Drive and Enthusiasm

Meet Dianna L. Santos

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor




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Student Enrollment

Intensive learning experience

Full access to all course materials

Full access to course forum

Submit homework and videos

Detailed review from instructor


Auditor Enrollment

Perfect intermediary

Full access to all course materials

Full access to general forum

May view homework forum

May ask instructor questions


Watcher Enrollment

Self-taught option

Full access to all course materials

May view general forum

May view homework forum

May not post or ask questions


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.

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Foundation Scent Work Program

Foundation Scent Work Program

Intro to Odor Program

Intro to Odor Program

Advanced Skills Program

Advanced Skills Program

Handler Skills Program

Handler Skills Program

Virtual Coaching Program

Virtual Coaching Program

Private Video Lessons

Private Video Lessons