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 odour (essential oil) and be introduced to learning an indication 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 Novice Scent Detection class builds on the Foundation Class, builds handler observation skills and timing, and gets the dogs focused. This class advances the dog’s scent discrimination skills and will continue to strengthen the dogs indication (final response to odour). 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.....
Proof of vaccination from all students will be required at your next class (or first class):
-single dose accepted between September 20 and October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
-double doses required after October 25
-If medically exempt documentation of a medical exemption
-If not vaccinated then proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of each weekly class (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)