Scent Detection Workshop

Hosted by: Paws & Play Dog Resort & Training Center & Tim Hartsock, CPDT-KA
Dates: September 21st & 22nd
Location: Paws & Play Dog Resort & Training Center

Scent Detection will encourage dogs to use their natural abilities and provide a great outlet. This workshop is a fun way to guide your dog's natural ability into more positive directions and help encourage self-control. Whatever level you want to take it to, here is the workshop to get you started!

The instructor for the weekend workshop will be Paws & Play's very own Tim Hartsock. Tim has dedicated his training career to helping students, just like you, find their place in the fast-growing scent detection field. Some of his credentials include:

CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator

Law Enforcement Training Specialists (LETS)- Tracking/Trailing Certified since 2009. LETS Assistant Instructor since 2010. LETS- Certifying Official/Instructor since 2015. Indiana Department Homeland Security (IDHS)- K-9 Tracking Trailing

Instructor for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. IDHS- Co-Developer of Original Tracking/Trailing Instruction Material and Testing Standards. IDHS- Assistant Instructor for HRD. Midwest Search Dog- Training Director. Mid-America Search Team Training Coordinator/founding Member.

AKC Field Trial Judge. UKC- Performance Pack Judge. UKC- Show Judge. UKC- Performance Pack Judge. UKC- Small Pack Judge. UKC- Large Pack Judge.

Novice, Intermediate, Advance and Expert Trick Dog Titles

AWI Intermediate Disc Dog Freestyle Champion. UFO Major Intermediate Disc Dog Freestyle Champion. Indiana State Intermediate Disc Dog Freestyle Champion. Disc Dog Competition Judge. IDDC- Demo Coordinator. Indianapolis Zoo- Dog Show Trainer/Performer.


Pricing & Scheduling

  • 10 Working Spots $250
  • 15 Auditing Spots $150

Saturday

9am - 11am Discussion & Education
  • Learn the science behind how dogs process scent.
  • A brief history on how scent work developed into what it is today
  • Overview of all the options for competing in scent work.

BREAK FOR LUNCH 11am-12pm

12pm - 3pm Hands On

  • Imprinting
  • Cones
  • Scent Wall
  • Line Up

3pm - 3:30pm Group Questions

  • Dogs will be placed in crates during this Q&A

Sunday

9am - 11am Discussion & Education

  • Learn how to train to compete for fun or to the highest levels.
  • The Importance of setting up training problems correctly.

BREAK FOR LUNCH 11am-12pm

12pm - 3pm Hands On

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Vehicles
  • You will practice setting up problems.
  • You will also practice handling of scent to ensure integrity of the hide.

3pm - 3:30pm Group Questions

  • Dogs will be placed in crates during this Q&A

hours

monday - saturday 7a-8p
sunday 9a-5p

Closed on Major Holidays

location

9001 E. 133rd Place
Fishers, IN 46038
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