Working Water Hides Course

Regular price $230.00

In AKC Scent Work, the Buried class has undergone some major changes, all of which are slated to go into effect October 1, 2019.

The most major change involves having dogs work water hides in the upper levels of competition.

Course Details

In this 6-week course, we will walk you through how to introduce the concept of working water hides to your dog as well as how to prepare for the upper levels of the AKC Scent Work Buried class. All of this will be achieved while focusing on having FUN with your dog!


Natalie McManus

Should I Take This Course?

Are you interested in competing in AKC Scent Work? You and your dog will need to successfully navigate water hides and this course will help you do just that!


Dog must be familiar hunting for at least one novel odor (ie. Birch, Anise and/or Clove).

What You Will Need for This Course

your dog
flat or martingale collar
6'-8' leash
10'-15' long line
LOTS of high-value and smelly treats
crate or area you can stage your dog in while setting up your searches
at least 8 tubs (approx 16x11x7)
at least 8 grids to cover the tubs
at least 8 suction cups with clips
at least 8 opaque scent vessels
AKC strength odor q-tips. All 4 odors recommended, but could start with Birch only.

Course Outline

Introducing Water Hides
Aging Water Hides
Multiple Hides - Preparing for Buried Advanced
Buried Advanced Class
Water and Sand - Buried Excellent Class
Having Fun with Water Hides

Why choose us?

High-Quality and Effective Training

We design all of our online dog training content to be as high-quality and effective as possible. We are fortunate to partner with outstanding instructors that you will love to work with.


Probably sound like a broken record but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L. for Introducing Birch Course

Took me out of my comfort zone.  Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. And forcing me to look at positives. That is huge because all I ever see is what we need to work on.

Kathleen V. for Now What Do I Do? Course

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