Scent Work


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 has to find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he has to communicate the find to the handler, who calls it out to the judge.

In so many dog sports the handler is in control but this isn’t true in Scent Work. Neither the dog nor handler knows where the target odor is hidden. The handler has to 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.

Belgian Shepherd and handler getting ready to do Scent Work

The building will be closed to all training from June 24-July 1


Up coming classes and events for Scent Work

June 28, 2019: Two All Handler Discrimination Trials
June 29 & 30, 2019: All Novice, Advanced, Excellent, & Master Elements

Friday, June 28, 2019, Event # 2019221010, 2019221011
Saturday, June 29, 2019, Event # 2019221017
Sunday, June 30, 2019, Event # 2019221036

Alcantra Armory
3601 E. Bogard Rd. Wasilla, AK 99654

ENTRY LIMITS
50 entries Friday & 200 entries per trial Sat/Sun
To be held Indoors/Outdoors
Trial Hours:
Friday – 5 pm to 7 pm
Saturday  –  9 am to 4 pm
Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm
Check-in: Friday from 4-4:30 pm; Sat/Sun from 7:45-8:15 am daily
Handler’s Briefing at 4:45pm Friday and 8:30am Sat/Sun
Judges:
Tracy Patton (102434), Tomball, Texas
Janice Erwin (102355), Kenai, AK

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