Scentwork Specialist Program

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Join expert and DTC Mentor Jon Davison as he takes you on a journey through the fascinating world of canine scent. 

Program Overview

This Scentwork Specialist Program will equip you with the necessary skills to be able to confidently and competently teach your own dog or your clients dogs the power of Scentwork. 


In order to pass this Specialist Program, you will need to complete all the lessons, tasks and pass the Final Assessment. Upon successful completion, you will be recognised as a DTC Scentwork Specialist and will receive a printed certificate in the post. You will also be able to use a digital Scentwork Specialist digital badge. 


This Specialist Program comprises of 60 lessons, 10 tasks and 1 Final Assessment.

Module One: Introduction & Scents 

  • Overview 
  • Introduction 
  • What is Scentwork?
  • Scentwork Factors
  • Toxicity of Scents 
  • Task 

Module Two: The Dog's Nose

  • Introducing the Nose 
  • Outside the Nose 
  • Inside the Nose
  • The Nose & Brain 
  • Task 

Module Three: Sniffing 

  • The Importance of Sniffing 
  • Puppies 
  • juvenile & Older Dogs
  • Rescue Dogs 
  • Reactive Dogs 
  • Task 

Module Four: Practical Scentwork (Passive Search)

  • Making a Kit 
  • Indication
  • Present the Scent 
  • Define the Signal 
  • The Four D's
  • The Four D's with Scent
  • Boundary Training 
  • Finding the Scent 
  • Walk Away and Find 
  • Blind Searches 
  • Task

Module Five: Practical Scentwork (Advanced Passive Searches)

  • Multiple Finds 
  • Structured Searches
  • Elevated Searches - Part 1
  • Elevated Searches - Part 2
  • People Searches 
  • Vehicle Searches 
  • Bag Searches 
  • Contamination 
  • Task

Module Six: Practical Scentwork (Active Search)

  • Equipment 
  • Making Toys 
  • Build Desire - Part 1
  • Build Desire - Part 2 
  • Hides 
  • Multiple Hides
  • Discrimination 
  • Hidden Searches
  • Complex Searches 
  • Car Searches (Active)
  • Task

Module Seven: Applications for Common Challanges

  • Treating Reactivity 
  • Visitor Work 
  • Puppy Training 
  • Garden Barking 
  • Recall 
  • Fear & Anxiety 
  • Task

Module Eight: Summary 

  • Conclusion 
  • Further Reading 
  • Final Assessment 

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