Teaching Scent Work Seminar
Teaching Scent Work Seminar

Teaching Scent Work Seminar

Regular price$145.00

  • High-quality dog training instruction
  • Access materials no matter where you live
  • Continual access - no deadlines or cut-off dates

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NOTE: Seminar content will be released on August 8th.

Scent Work continues to explode in popularity around the globe. More and more instructors and trainers are deciding to take the plunge, offering Scent Work training services for their clients.

However, Scent Work as an activity offers unique aspects from other types of dog training or dog sports. Working with odor alone and designing effective search areas can throw many instructors and trainers for a loop. Even experienced professionals may find themselves in rut, struggling to continual find new ways to help their dog and handler teams further progress or stay engaged in the game as time goes by.

Therefore, this seminar is designed to help newer and experienced instructors and trainers alike. Topics discussed will help regardless of the preferred training methodology or school of thought.

The promotion of more dogs and handlers being playing the sniffing game, whether they are interested in formal competition or not, is a GOOD thing! An important part of this equation are the instructors and trainers who are working with these teams. Thu, see how you can develop your own training program, or improve what you are currently offering, with this seminar!

Our seminars are designed to closely mimic in-person intensive learning experiences without the need to travel, take time off of work or get a dog or babysitter! Enjoy all the learning without any of the hassle.


Dianna L. Santos

Lori Timberlake

Seminar Outline

  • Benefits of Offering Scent Work
  • Finding and Identifying Your Potential Clients
  • Understanding How Odor Works
  • Ways to Keep Everything Safe
  • Assessing Canine Clients
    • Understanding Canine Body Behavior
    • Understanding Hunt Behavior
    • How Scent Work Ties into the Hunting Sequence
  • Assessing Human Clients
    • Understanding Human Body Behavior
    • Learning Styles and Reaching Your Students
    • Injecting Stress Thoughtfully
  • Logistics for Classes, Private Sessions and Sniff N' Go's
  • Building Dog-Specific Skills
    • Truly Understanding the Game
    • Independence, Confidence and Problem-Solving
  • Building Handler-Specific Skills
    • Reading the Dog, Decision Making, Leash Handling
  • Trial Prep Dog-Specific Skills
    • Develop Totality of Skills Inside and Outside Context of Scent Work
  • Trial Prep Handler-Specific Skills
    • Develop Proper Mental Management and Goal Setting
  • Ensuring Proper Progression for the Dog, Handler and Team
    • Single-Level Classes
    • Mixed-Level Classes
    • Mock Trials and Sniff N' Go's
  • Building Baby Trainers
  • Trial Coaching
  • Suggestions for Common Problems, Issues and Pitfalls
  • Ways to Better Help Your Students

Should You Take This Seminar

Are you interested in adding Scent Work classes or services to your dog training business? This seminar will offer a comprehensive view of what you should consider when designing your program, how to best ensure you are helping your human and canine clients and common pitfalls to avoid. 

Are you currently teaching Scent Work, either in group classes, private sessions or Sniff N' Go's? See how you can further build and improve your program to meet the needs of all your human and canine clients.


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.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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