SCENT WORK

SCENT WORK I
$100-6 week class;$136=8 week class

This class is to introduce dogs to scent work. Dogs will be taught to look for scents by pairing scents with treats. Dogs will work mostly with boxes, and then with other containers. Handlers will be learning how their dog alerts. Only one dog/handler team at a time will be working while the rest of the class watches and learns. This foundation class will pertain to all venues.

Students must bring their own crates, high value treats like liverwurst, hot dogs, etc., long line or flexi or at least a six-foot leash. Dogs must be on a buckle collar, harness, or martingale.


SCENT WORK 2
$100-6 week class; $136=8 week class

This class is a continuation of the Introduction to Scent Work class and is open only to continuing students or with permission of instructor.

In this class, dogs will be taught to look for scent in various places. Weather permitting, some searches may be outside. New scents and challenges will be introduced. Dogs should become more confident in finding scent, and handlers should become better at reading their dogs.


NOTE: If your dog tries to bite or has bitten a person, or lunges/snaps at other dogs, or you are not physically capable of controlling your dog, then a group class is not a suitable environment. It is best to consult with an animal behaviorist.


FRIDAY SCENT WORK STUDENTS
PLEASE READ

SCENT WORK 1
* ALL dogs must be crated during class. Due to COVID concerns, you are required to bring your own crate.
* PLEASE arrive in time to set up the crate, potty your dog and be ready at the start time.
* PLEASE use a six foot leash so that you can maintain distance if the instructor is at the box treating your dog.
Note: Boxes used in class will be destroyed after each class

SCENT WORK 2
* Dogs can be crated indoors, in YOUR OWN CRATE or you can crate your dogs in your car between your runs.
* Students will NOT BE ALLOWED to touch any of the items that they are searching. Should something be disturbed, the instructor will reposition the item.
* You will not be able to put food items on the articles but can continue to feed above the articles. Any dropped food can be consumed by your dog or the instructor will pick it up.

SW 1 & 2
* You will receive a Waiver in the mail. You must complete it and bring it to the first class.
* Your temperature will be taken prior to start of class. You will be asked to leave if it registers at 100.4 or more.
* Other health questions will be asked.
* You will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the ring (just in case you forget and touch something). You only need to use it when you leave the ring IF you forgot and touched something. (Sanitizer will be provided.)
* Masks will be required; please put it on prior to entering the building. Face shields are not an acceptable substitute.
* Six foot distances will be required between students.
* No food will be allowed in the building.
* Walk-ins will be accepted up to a student limit of 8. Any walk-ins above that amount will be required to wait for indoor searches until others have left.
We are really enjoying our Scentwork classes. Camille and I went to Toledo for the trial the first weekend of August. She finished her Novice Interiors title needs one more leg for her Advanced Containers title. Three first places, a third and a fourth. We are looking forward to continuing her training.
Diane and Camille


Class Rules and Regulations

Venue Rules and Regulations
AKC (updated 3/2018)and
AKC rules effective October 2019
AKC Judges Guidelines
UKC
NACSW
C-WAGS
C-WAGS (app. b)



2020





Class Day & Times 2020
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NOTE: Class dates may change due to Instructors' schedules and/or weekend building rentals. Any schedule changes will be announced/emailed to students by the Instructors. Any changes due to weather, please check the home page of the website.

SCENT WORK 1 (Introduction to Scent Work)
Space in Scent Work is limited. (Intro to Scent Work). When classes are filled, we do maintain
a waiting list. Please contact Barb Popyk to be added to this list: bpopyk@comcast.net


SUNDAY/MONDAY SCENT WORK CLASSES: Non-members must bring in their Personal Crate or crate in vehicles. If members are using home crates, please wipe them down before leaving. Please practice social distance while working dogs indoors & Outdoors.

FRIDAY SCENT WORK 1 (Intro)
Instructor:
B. Widdows, Leslie Keys


SESSIONS
(Limited to six dogs)
(SIX WEEK CLASS)
12:30PM Friday
(10/2, 16, 30, 11/20, 27, 12/4)
  • 1 - Oct 2



  • SCENT WORK 2 (Continuing Scent Work Instruction)

    FRIDAY SCENT WORK 2 (Continuing)

    Instructor:
    B. Widdows, Leslie Keys


    SESSIONS
    (Walk ins are welcome (see note above) for $20 a session, pay the instructor)
    (SIX WEEK CLASS)
    11AM Friday
    (10/2, 16, 30, 11/20, 27, 12/4)
  • 1 - Oct 2


  • SUNDAY SCENT WORK 2
    Instructor:
    K. Parcells


    SESSIONS 2020
    (Returning Students or by instructor permission only)
    (Limited to eight dogs)
    (SIX WEEK CLASS)
    6pm Sunday (Sep 13, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8)
    1 - Sep 13

    SUNDAY SCENT WORK 2
    Instructor:
    K. Parcells


    SESSIONS 2020
    (Returning Students or by instructor permission only)
    (Limited to eight dogs)
    (SIX WEEK CLASS)
    7:15pm Sunday (Sep 13, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 8)
    1 - SEP 13

    MONDAY SCENT WORK 1
    Instructor:
    K. Parcells


    SESSIONS 2020

    (Limited to eight dogs)
    (SIX WEEK CLASS)
    2:15p Monday
    (Sep 14, 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 9)
    1 - SEP 14

    MONDAY SCENT WORK 2
    Instructor:
    K. Parcells


    SESSIONS 2020
    (Returning students or by instructor permission only)
    (Limited to eight dogs)
    (SIX WEEK CLASS)
    3:30p Monday (Sep 14, 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 9)
    1 - SEP 14

    To see the Sniff N Go schedule, please click on the menu item "Trials and Matches" and then choose "Scent Work"
    Refund Policy: No refunds given after the first class. SDTC Members and Associates:
    You must register 48 hours before the start of class or there will be a $10 late fee.

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