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Intro to Scent Work
In so many dog sports the handler is in control but this is not true in Scent Work. Neither the dog nor handler knows where the target odor is hidden. The handler must rely on the dog, and follow the dog’s nose to success. In Scent Work, it is the canine who is the star of the show
The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog must find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he must communicate the find to the handler, who calls it out to the judge.
The sport of Scent Work has helped develop a strong bond between handler and the dog partner. It has also built the self- confidence of the dog. There is a special bond between handler and dog. An excellent sport for both young and older dogs.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Dogs are required to be crated when they are waiting their turn to participate. Crates are provided at the center.
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