This class will introduce odor(s) used in Scent Work. This level builds on all of the foundation exercises done in Level 1 and 2 but with odor. Typically, the first target odor (Birch) is used for the term of this class. The concept of pairing is introduced to condition the dog to odor and to develop good sourcing through self-reward. Searches may expand to include other rooms or outdoors. At a minimum, birch odor will be needed for the Intro to SW / Odor, Level 3. Links to approved sources will be provided in class. This class will be held at the Star City Training Building, 1860 Apperson Drive, Salem, VA 24153.
Prerequisites: Intro to Scent work, Level 2 must be completed prior to this class. Dogs must be able to stay quiet in a crate and/or in their vehicle in-between their turns.
Notes: Maximum of 8 students.
Instructor: Connie Kniseley
Dates: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 6 weeks, 7:00 – 8:00 PM