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Classes will be postponed on any stat holidays or the weekends of a stat holiday, and resume the following week.

 
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COURSE NAME: Scent Detection - Level 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Although this class is suited to all temperaments of dogs, dogs that are overly fixated on other dogs or are a distraction in class, will not be allowed.

Scent Detection is one of the fastest growing dog sports. It is well suited for dogs of all ages, breeds and temperaments. Although it is a group class, the work you do with your dog will be done individually. It is a great focus and confidence builder as well as an amazing way to enhance the dog/handler bond. We don't often give our dogs a chance to use their sense of smell when we are working with them. Dogs love to use their nose, and this course will give them an opportunity to really show us what they are capable of! You will work with your dog to show them how to recognize the Wintergreen scent.
There will be 5 weeks of lessons where your dog will work up to searching 12 boxes to find the source. As this action takes a lot of mental concentration for both dogs and their people, we will include a few minutes of lecture time mid way in the class. This will include topics such as how scent travels, handling and storing equipment and trialing in sport of Scent Detection.
Week 6 will be your Designated Odor Test. The completion of the test is for your certificate, but...like all our classes..we encourage you to join us for fun on that evening even if a certificate is not "your thing".


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  Your course fee includes your DOT (Designated Odor Test) test. Dogs will be tested one at a time.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Mar 22, 2020 Sundays at 9:00 am (no class Apr 12)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)LeslyREGISTRATION CLOSEDNO REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19


COURSE NAME: Scent Detection - Level 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Scent Detection Level 1 (or equivalent group class taken elsewhere).

During Scent Detection level 2, we will work on developing and refining leash handling, effective searching, and understanding and further developing your dog's indication. We will continue to work on container searches and we will move on to interior searches. You will also learn the principles of vehicle and exterior searches (without going outside!) - skills that you can take home and practice as you prepare to trial in the sport or just have fun with your dog. This course is good for most dogs, and search sites in the building can be adjusted towards dogs in class.


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have taken Scent Detection Level 1 (or equivalent group class elsewhere). However you are not required to pass the DOT test in Level 1, in order to attend Level 2.

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Select Mar 22, 2020 Sundays at 10:00 am (no class Apr 12)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)LeslyREGISTRATION CLOSEDNO REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19

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