Advanced Scent Work

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Class Time: 7 PM
Class Length: 6 weeks
Class Tier: Tier C
Day/Location: Mondays/Changes every week
Class Session: 2023 Session 3
  1. *This class will be held on Monday nights @ Various locations in Davis County from 7:00-8:00 PM
This class mimics the trialing environment and will have a mix of Interior, Buried, Container and Exterior searches with locations changing each week – Your dog must be close to Novice trial ready and recognize Birch odor to sign up for this class (Clove, Anise and Cyprus will also be available to search for our more advanced dogs).
Important Information:
  1. Location of the practice will change each week. Search areas may have uneven terrains and many of the classes will be outdoors.
  2. The running order will be emailed 24 hours prior to the class.
  3. Dogs will begin approximately every 3 minutes and will get multiple searches each class.
  4. Dogs shall be crated in vehicles when not searching.


Additional Information

Pre-Requisite: Dogs 6 months or older. We recommend dogs should have passed STAR Puppy, or similarly structured beginning training class. Instructors may waive pre-requisites depending on previous training and the dog/handler team.

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar, martingale, or walking harness; a dog brush; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and a mat, towel, or pad for your dog.

All handlers should bring their dog and equipment to the first night of class.

Class Tiers

Our goal is for dog and handler teams to progress through a structured curriculum of classes that are grouped in levels of ability. Before students may progress from Tier A to Tier B, we strongly recommend teams pass all Tier A level classes. For Tier B through Tier D, progression depends on student ability.

* STAR Puppy
* Tier A classes (beginner): Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Focus and Impulse Control (FIC), and Obedience I (Ob I).
* Tier B classes (novice to intermediate): Tricks Novice/Intermediate, Agility Foundations, and Obedience II.
* Tier C classes (intermediate): Agility I and Rally I.
* Tier D classes (advanced): Agility II, Rally II, and Show N Go.
* Specialty classes (conditional).

We adapted the AKC STAR Puppy and CGC classes to fit our club needs. We offer AKC testing for these two classes at the end of every session. We suggest that teams first progress from STAR to CGC, which follows the AKC program design. Tier A level teams may then take FIC and Ob I to finish off Tier A class progression. Please talk with instructors or the Director of Training if you have questions about class progression or availability.