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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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Hi Lizbeth, Stephanie and Glenda: Thought you would like to know, we took Dalli to the Duncan market on Saturday morning. She was a perfect lady, walked around with her tail wagging and held high all the time. She was friendly and outgoing to other people, and sniffed other people’s hands and let them pet her when we stopped to talk or purchase things from the different stalls. We then walked over to the Garage for coffee, sat outside and again, she was well behaved, let people pet her and she was actually licking their hands. This was her first outing in a busy people environment as we usually just leave her in the car or at home when we go out shopping. What a difference from a year ago when you first met her. Thank you, thank you! We’ll see you in the fall when we come for the agility courses. (Dalli was adopted a year ago from Mexico, and was fear-aggressive to people coming to the house.)

Greg & Terri Askham
Duncan

I cannot say enough wonderful things about cowichan canine!!! My pup went through the puppy start right and then onto the foundation classes. Stef and Stephanie were fantastic!!! Both classes are well run, organized, they are excellent teachers and spend time with you and your dog. The class sizes are small which makes an excellent learning facility. Stef and Stephanie are patient and kind. The knowledge is second to none. You are able to ask questions and have one on one time as necessary. Did I mention how clean the facility is...? Holy you'd never know dogs are there all day. We wanted to give our pup his best chance and cowichan canine certainly facilitated that.

Elizabeth Butler-Smythe and Matt Tregear
cobble hill

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