Dawg Gone Good - Calgary's Premier Source for Scent Detection
Foundation Scent Detection class introduces the concept of the game. This class will build on your dogs natural ability to hunt for toys or food rewards all while helping build confidence. In this class we will work on building foundation. Fearful dogs will also enjoy this class as dogs work individually so they will not meet or see other one another.
The Intro to Scent Detection class introduces the concept of the game, builds handler observation skills and timing, and gets the dogs focused. This class advances the dog’s scent discrimination skills and are taught to identify a scent (target odour), a natural essential oil. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork.
Exteriors and Vehicles is for dogs that have completed the Intro to Odor class and have met minimum proficiency in finding their initial target odor. This class will continue to develop handler skills and will focus on Vehicle searches and Exterior Searches.
Prerequisite: Dogs must be on odor for this class.
The Advanced Scent Detection class is designed for the experienced teams and will expand both the handler's and the dog's understanding of the target odours and the concepts of nose work. This class is geared towards advanced handling and off-leash work. The teams will learn to navigate more intricate and challenging training scenarios and focus on containers, interiors and distractors.
Excellent Scent Detection class is designed for teams working towards higher competition levels. The teams will focus on training multiple room searches as per SDDA interiors, containers. As well you will also learn different ways how to read what your dog is telling you about odour.
Competition Elite Scent Detection class is designed for teams working towards Elite level training. The teams will focus on unknown number of hides, time pressure, distractors.
Need a little extra help? Group classes not working for you? Times not working for you? Maybe a private consultations is what you need! This is a 1 hour, one on one private lesson. We can work on any area of Scent Detection that you and your dog need help in.
Drop in classes will be held at various locations. Hides will be placed with instructor help and/or feedback.
We offer an opportunity to have a highly qualified and experienced scent detection instructor review and provide feed back on your training or trial video. The process is quite simple.....
In compliance with the Government of Alberta’s enhanced public health measures announced May 4th, 2021, we will be pausing all operations as of Sunday, May 9th at midnight.
Once the enhanced measures are lifted, classes will resume where they were paused.
We will inform all current students by email with new dates when classes are able to resume.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, stay safe!