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Scent Detection

 

Your dog will learn  to search for Scent. 

This popular dog sport enables you to wear your dog out mentally so it is ideal for active dogs, dogs with physical limitations or anyone who just wants to play a fun game with their dog.

Dogs learn to systematically search boxes and other objects, including vehicles, for hidden scent. The level of difficultly increases each week and it is fascinating to watch the dogs catch scent and make a find. This is the same type of training that is used for drug, bomb, and arson detection dogs. Although we will be searching for legal scents!

We train to SDDA Sporting Dog Detection Association Standards.  http://www.sportingdetectiondogs.ca

This class will enable you to compete in trials for scent detection.

Pre-Requisites

1. Parvo/distemper vaccination certificate no older than 3 years, or parvo/distemper titer certificate no older than 1 year.

2. Dog is over 8 weeks old and not reactive to other dogs or people. For dogs under 17 weeks of age, your veterinarian nees to countersign the registration form.

3. You have attended the Orientation Class for New Students

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT CLASS FEES

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SCHEDULE

Class times may vary depending on student demand.

 

Registration - New Students

New students can register online or via telephone (778-455-1985) or email [email protected],  or by visiting us at the Training Centre. 

CLICK HERE to download your registration form.

You can also pick up the form and complete it and pay your fee when you come for the Orientation class.

Registration - Existing Students

Book yourself into class via our online schedule. Please make sure you book into the appropriate class, not any of the other classes!

If your dog's vaccination certificate (parvo & distemper) has expired since we saw it last, we will need to see the new one, please. Titer certificates neet to be renewed annually.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (778-455-1985) or email [email protected].

WELCOME TO CLASS!

  

WE ARE MOVING!

We are moving to an expanded facility in Cobble Hill during the spring of 2020. Until then, we offer Scent Detection classes at Cowichan Exhibition.

 

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What Clients Are Saying:

I had the good fortune and pleasure to take the Foundation Program at Cowichan K9 this winter with my lab cross puppy Cody. Cody just turned 8 months when we graduated with distinction from this awesome training experience. Bev, Karen, and Glenda were terrific and facilitated our learning with clear instruction, helpful tips, and much kindness and caring. I've worked with dogs all my life and was amazed at how much I learned participating in this program and now Cody and I get to benefit daily from our indelible experience with you. Training with such positive reinforcement, small class size, and expert facilitation enhanced our relationship beyond measure and will continue to do so now that we have the tools and understanding. Cody travels on rounds with me and is continually being complimented on his fine manners and keen willingness to please. I am so proud of him! Attending our classes at Cowichan Canine was the highlight of each week and will continue to be as we begin agility classes and scent games. I can't thank you enough for how your program has enriched our relationship and daily life together. I recommend all my clients take their dogs to Cowichan Canine. Every one can benefit! p.s. Your Christmas party was the highlight of the season, hands down! Class act: so many happy, well behaved dogs and their people, games and prizes, Santa and presents, incredibly delicious appies and meatballs galore for all. That was the best Christmas function I've ever attended! Thank you again -

Dr Brenda Bernhardt
Cowichan Veterinary HouseCall Services

Hi there, Ed and I are doing pretty good. The vet is tackling his some health issues and Ed seems to be much happier overall with summer being here. He's even willing to roll on his back and let me rub his tummy now which I think is a good sign of our improved relationship. Anyone I talk to about Ed gets a big recommendation from me regarding Cowichan Canine. I sing your praises every chance I get since I know that I would be in a pretty bad situation without your help every step of Ed's development. Thanks so much for all the education that I needed and all of the fun times as well

Heather Welychko
Vancouver Island

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