About Hunter’s Heart K9 Scent Detection Training
From bed bugs to hunting birds, from tracking to nosework, Carla’s motivational training has helped hundreds of K9 scent detection teams to reach their potential. Since 1999, she has bred and trained hunting and scent detection dogs for Hunter’s Heart Kennels (as featured in the Pointing Dog Journal, Dogs in Canada, and Clean Run magazines).
Dr. Carla Simon BSc MD MBA is a Contributing Editor for the American Brittany Magazine, and a sought-after speaker who drew a sold-out crowd of more than 600 at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. She is the provincial representative for the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Scent Detection Council. In 2019, she trained teams for truffle detection and tracking in Italy. She has trained trainers around the world how to teach their dogs to search for target odors including game birds, bed bugs, human remains, wildlife, antlers, human scent, tracking and pet dogs for scent detection and nosework competitions.
Carla is the Past President of Sniff Alberta, and judges scent detection for CKC, UKC, Sniffing Dog Sports, K9 ABC Games, and is a Certifying Official for UKC Nosework (the second largest kennel club in the world). She has conducted Behavior Assessments for the Calgary Humane Society, onboarding junior assessors. In her capacity as a Canine Good Neighbor Evaluator, she organized Alberta’s first CGN test, and has evaluated potential therapy dog prospects and pets at events such as Pet Expo. She chaired the American Brittany Club’s Performance Committee (AKC), and was appointed to the Health & Genetics Committee of the CKC. Carla has trained with the Scandinavian Working Dog Institute, Andrew Ramsey (California, USA), Karen Kroyer (Texas, USA), John Rogerson (UK), and tracked with Calgary’s Schutzhund club.
Hunter’s Heart Brittanys have multi High in Trial international wins in UKC Elite Nosework. In addition to field and scent titles, her Brittanys have won gold at AAC Alberta Agility Championships, National High in Trial Agility Brittany and Best in Specialty at the Canadian National Brittany Specialty. Her Brittanys have achieved numerous Top 5 national rankings in agility, conformation and obedience competition.
Carla currently teaches Scent classes for pet dogs at Kayenna Kennels, Calgary, where her science based approach helps students to understand and apply the latest research on canine olfaction and sniffer dog training. Her experience helps teams to build a solid foundation, avoid common mistakes and overcome challenges to produce reliable, fully engaged partners.
Scent detection should be a fun game for sniffer dogs and you should be having fun from the very first session. Learn how with our international students at https://store.huntersheart.com/Scent_Detection_Foundation_Online_Dog_Training_C_p/sdf.htm or register for an introductory 1-hour Sniff and Go session at https://www.kayennakennels.ca/nosework-classes.
HUNTER’S HEART WEBSITES
Online Scent Course: http://store.huntersheart.com/nosework_UKC_SDDA_NACSW_scent_detection_s/1673.htm
Our Brittany Spaniels: http://www.huntersheart.com/kennel.html
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