SCENT DETECTION TRAINING COURSE




 
 

WITH STEVE AUSTIN

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LEARN SCENT TRAINING WITH STEVE


Steve has proven to be highly successful in the field of canine scent detection training. His services, for the training of individual dogs for a wide range of applications, are highly sought-after here in Australia and internationally.  He has trained dogs and their handlers for a vast range of scent detection applications, including:

  • Endangered species
  • Feral species – rabbits, rats, fox, feral cat, cane toads
  • Animal scat (poo) – koala, cheetah, fox, antechinus
  • Water pipe leaks
  • Effluent presence
  • Invasive weeds
  • Invasive ant species
  • BioSecurity – fruit, vegetables, plant material, meat, live animals, bees, honey
  • Truffles
  • Narcotics/Explosives/firearms
  • Clove, birch and anise (Nose-work Competitions)
  • Mobile phones
  • Termites

Sneak peek into the course

ABOUT THE SCENT COURSE


Participants and their dogs will be trained at their individual levels, whether they are beginners or highly experienced. Dogs can be of any breed or cross-breed. Because the dogs work individually, it is suitable for dog-reactive, aggressive and fearful dogs. It can also be suitable for elderly and mild to moderate physically incapacitated dogs, by selecting an indoor search environment, rather than rough, uneven outdoor environments. 

Owner/trainer selects and provides target odour. 

Enrolment in this course is suitable for:

  1. Pet Owners who wish to provide a stimulating training experience for their dogs and themselves.   In addition to common scent detection odours, also consider scent detection of car keys or mobile phone.  Alternatively, choose target odour of clove, birch or anise, in readiness for dog sport competition. 
  2. Professional Dog Handlers/Trainers wanting to learn more about the training of scent detection and improve their dog’s performance and/or problem solve.
  3. Competition dogs and handlers wanting to learn more about the training of scent detection and improve their dog’s performance and/or problem solve.

What is included in the SDTC course?

Course Material

All participants will receive access to the course material prior to the practical days which includes videos & workbooks.

Training Days

There will be four practical training days, conducted at Calabash Kennels in Arcadia (Sydney) NSW

Certificate of Attendance

This course is not a certification (no assessments).  Certificates of Attendance will be issued

Your Choice

Participants will nominate and provide the target odour for their own or a borrowed dog.

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NEXT SDTC COURSE

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Enrolments are now open for the next SDTC 

Webinar: 5:00 pm (AEDT) Sunday 13 November 2022

Practical Days: Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November 2022

Where: Calabash Kennels and Cattery, 27 Calabash Rd, Arcadia (Sydney)

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SCENT DETECTION TRAINING COURSE INVESTMENT

$1980

Price includes GST

A deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot
  • Access to the course material
  • 4 x Practical Days at Calabash with Steve 
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Train your own or borrowed dog
  • Nominate your target odour

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