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Introduction To Sporting Detection Workshop


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Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: K9 Awareness, 28 Rowland Crescent , St. Albert.
Must Call To Register. 780-459-5435

Cost: $189.00 including GST

6 dogs maximum per workshop.
Payment must be made to reserve spot.

This Introduction to Sporting Detection workshop will give dog handlers the knowledge to develop a solid foundation for their dogs, whether working towards competition or for a fun, interactive game at home. Any dog and handler team can play. No previous training required and all ages are welcome from puppy to senior dogs! Searches are done one dog at a time. The course will be taught as per SDDA regulations.

Course Content:

• What is the Sporting Detection Dog Association (SDDA)and the game of Sporting Scent Detection
• Nasal Biology
• Basic Scent Terminology
• Training Methodology
• Introduction to Target Odor Wintergreen
• Canine Behavior Changes When on Odor
• Odor Handling and Preparation
• How to Set Your Practice Searches

What To Bring:

 Dog crate AND crate cover
 YOUR dog’s highest motivator (super tasty, soft treats that are quick to break-up and consume)
 A favorite tug toy if your dog has a high play drive
 6 foot leash recommended (no flexi-leads please)
 Accessible treat pouch
 Note book and pen
 A hungry dog
 A comfy lawn/camping chair for yourself (optional)

The course will involve introduction to the sport, behavior theory, scent biology and training methodology. Note taking is recommended. The dogs will be introduced to odor, and a solid imprint on their first target odor will be established. Students will all be able to continue to play with their dogs at home, as well as continue on in the started/novice class level.


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