All Scent classes are 8 weeks long. Life skills and puppy classes run for 6 weeks. CGC evaluations are conducted the week following the end of each class session for those students who choose to test. There is $20.00 fee for this service
- Advanced Scent will start May 18th at 9:00 AM. See below for details.
- Intermediate Scent will start April 30th at 6:00 PM. See below for details.
- Beginner Scent will start April 30th at 7:30 PM. See below for details.
- Life Skills 2 will start May 18th at 11:00 AM. See below for details.
- Behavior Consultations & Private Lessons at Borderhauss Kennels are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Advanced Scent began January 5th and has run every other week. It will end on May 4th. The next session will begin on May 18th. This class will run every other week.
This class replicates as closely as possible the type of training handlers experience in real world search environments. Problems include large search areas, negative search areas, vehicles, in-ground burieds, and building searches. The focus is on search strategy, as well as dealing with environmental distractions and terrain challenges. There will be two field trips per session in order to develop dogs’ and students’ skills working in unfamiliar environments.
Prerequisites are completing at least one intermediate scent class and the ability to work off leash safely in a “real world” environment—students must make this determination for themselves and are responsible for their own dog’s safety and the safety of other dogs and people while working off leash. Until the class fills, current intermediate students may join the class as “drop ins.” Drop ins who are not comfortable working off leash may still participate by checking in advance if the upcoming training environment is one that they feel able to work in and benefit from, e.g., vehicles or building searches.
The current Intermediate Scent began January 15. The next session will begin on April 30th at 6:00 PM.
Intermediate scent requires a beginning class here at Borderhauss or other facility.
Beginner Scent will resume on April 30th at 7:30 PM.
Stimulate your dog’s brain with the wonderful world of nose work. Our classes will introduce you to scent for competition or real-world detection work but it’s always fun!
Help your puppy learn “how to learn” and feel confident in the world. Build a solid foundation for future training of all kinds by focusing on relationship building and fun. Help your puppy begin to find her best manners in your home and out in public. You can even work towards a puppy S.T.A.R. certificate if you desire.
Life Skills 2, with CGC prep will begin on May 25th at 11:00 AM.
This class is primarily for dogs under 1 year and focuses on learning body awareness, tricks, basic obedience, impulse control, and socializing. This class is suitable for puppies that will participate in a variety of dog sports.
It is preferred that students take this course after completing Life Skills 1.
Contact OnScent directly at (248) 496-3582 to schedule private consultations and to register for classes.