Handler Scent Work Skills


These courses are designed to focus on improving the human part of a Scent Work team!

Reading Your Dog for Scent Work

One of the most important skills for any Scent Work handler to hone is being able to read their dog. Every dog will develop their own personal "tell". In this course we will break down the common signs your dog is in odor, heading toward and finding the hide as opposed to what it looks like when they get distracted, are crittering or investigating "dog odor". 

Leash Handling Skills for Scent Work

Do you fret when you have to perform a search on-leash? Are all of your practice sessions done off-leash? Does the thought of using a long-line during a search make you cringe? Become well-rounded with your Scent Work skills and learn to become one with the leash in this 4-week course, your dog will thank you!

Trial Prep for Scent Work

You have been working steadily on all your Scent Work training and practice sessions. Your dog is solid and ready to enter their very first trial. In this course, we will work out a plan, from picking an organization to compete with, to filling out the entry, to prepping the dog beforehand and preparing yourself for the big day.