About Us

Hunter’s Heart has been training bombproof detection dogs, service dogs and eager partners for dog sports, since 1999.

From bed bugs to birds, from narcotics to nosework, we’ve trained thousands of scent detection students worldwide. We currently offer bed bug inspections, seminars and private training, classes, online training and occasional litters of exceptional Brittanys.

The owner, Dr. Carla Simon, is a popular speaker who drew a sold-out crowd of more than 600 at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. She spoke at the World Detector Dog Conference and her articles have appeared in the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants peer-reviewed journal. 

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 is the provincial representative for the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Scent Detection Council. 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 teams and trainers using target odors including human remains, wildlife, antlers, handler scent, narcotics, explosives, tracking, trailing and pet dogs for sporting detection and nosework competitions.

No matter what you’re doing with your dog, the secret to success is that it needs to be fun. 

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carla simon
Head Trainer | Sr. Consultant | Business Owner

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