Imprinting and Intro Detection


It all starts here! The foundation of detection work starts with “Imprinting”. This is we train the dog to recognize a target odor(s). We also add in an introduction into being a detection dog handler with how a dog’s nose works, changes of behavior when a dog detects a target odor, and basic leash handling skills. The K9 team also starts “proofing” off distractions such as non-target odors such as food and pet smells to reinforce the target odor.  

Sport detection target odors (Birch, Anise, and Clove) are provided- if you wish to train on other odors (narcotics, firearms, bed bugs etc) feel free to bring them.
This is a group format 1 hour class limited to 4 K9 teams (handler and dog).

Understand that every dog is different- the time it takes to imprint odors will vary between dogs.

We don't have any classes lined up right now, sign up for our mailing list to find out about the next one.