Zane, a nosework student, waits for his serch to begin

Upcoming Scent Dog Training with Hunter’s Heart

Classes at Kayenna Kennels, Calgary

Learn nosework at Kayenna Kennels (near Southland and Macleod, Calgary) with a 6-week class.

  • Level 1 – We’ve inspired hundreds of students internationally and can help motivate your dog to find target scent. No previous experience required. Puppies are welcome after their second set of vaccinations.Learn more:
  • Level 2 – Teach your dog to show you the precise location of source, with an indication behavior (usually a down for low hides, or leash pressure to train your scent dog to freeze like a statue with focused attention). Watch Level 2 student, Keata:
  • Leve 3 – Pre-trial preparation with blind searches, and grow your skills as a team. Introduce new challenges: interiors, (exteriors and vehicles when weather permits). It might be the most fun you’ll ever have with your dog

Next Sessions start

  • Wednesday evenings: Jan 24 – March 28
  • Monday afternoons: Jan 8 – March 12

​Instructor: Dr. Carla Simon, Nosework Judge, Sniff Alberta President


Sniff and Go’s

Fit 1 hour of nosework training into your busy schedule Teams will be limited to a manageable number, so please register early to avoid disappointment. No previous experience required. Searches will be tailored to your unique scent dog.

  • Monday afternoons, as space allows
  • January 6          Beginner @ 6:00pm  Advanced @ 7:30 pm
  • January 13       Beginner @ 6:00pm  Advanced @ 7:30pm
  • February dates to be announced


Scent Theory Presentation, Calgary

Date: January 5th (3:30pm – 5:30pm), at Kayenna Kennels (near Southland and Macleod, Calgary), before CWAGs nosework competition.

$50.00 – No dogs please

Learn about the fascinating world of scent detection ( You’ll learn all about scent dog science.

This nosework presentation is suitable for handlers at all levels who want to learn more about the science of scent detection. Topics include:

  • What is Scent detection?
  • How scent works
  • See how scent travels according to the wind and environment.
  • Canine olfaction and muscle memory
  • How dogs learn and how best to teach them
  • Train, trust and verify your scent dog for statistical reliability.
  • Q&A

​Presenter: Dr. Carla Simon, Nosework Judge, Sniff Alberta President

Scent Puzzle Club 2018 – Scent Theory for Canine Nosework Training Online

Regular price $99.99

Introductory Sale – SAVE $50 when you register before Jan 15, 2018

Set up fun Scent Puzzles and visualize the wind with images and footage of smoke grenades – once you see it, you’ll never forget.

  • We’ll show you how to set up each scent puzzle, and explain what makes it easy or difficult
  • Monthly lessons include footage of containers, interiors, exteriors and/or vehicle searches
  • Critically observe other scent dogs searching
  • Debrief so you can explore what happened, and discuss on our private Facebook group
  • Then try the search with your dog, to apply what you’ve learned
  • You’ll learn to read your sniffer dog better once you visualize and understand what’s happening with the Scent Puzzles
  • Challenge yourself to become a better handler by understanding when and where to support your canine partner. Build a foundation for success in any level of nosework competition, including UKC, SDS, SDDA, AKC, K9 ABC Games, CWAGs, etc.

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