This is a shorter version of the usual 6 week Intro to Odor class. This class advances the dog's scent discrimination skills taught in the Introduction to K9 Nose Work and K9 Nose Work Mini Fun classes. Dogs are taught to identify the first target odor of the sport: Birch, a natural essential oil. This class builds on the skills taught in Introduction to Nose Work. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork. This class is also appropriate for dog handler teams working with Birch who would like to gain experience searching for Birch in a new environment.
Frequency & Duration: 1.5 hours per week for 3 weeks
Fees: $100 ($90 if your dog has taken a previous SF SPCA class in the past year)
Class capacity: 6 students
Location: 243 Alabama Street
Course prerequisites: Introduction to K9 Nose Work and Instructor approval. Dogs in this class must be capable of quietly handling confinement crated away from their handlers or in a properly equipped vehicle. Dogs should be at least 5 months old. Students who have not taken a previous SF SPCA Nose Work class must also fill out the Online K9 Nose Work Questionnaire  prior to class.
Instructor: Michele Garlick, CNWI
To register, please click on one of the classes above.