Scent Work

The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he has to communicate the find to the handler, who calls it out to the judge.

Upcoming Event

February 1-2, 2020
Location: Twin Lakes YMCA
Judges: TBD
Entries Open: Friday, December 16, 2019
Entries Close: Friday, January 18, 2020
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All dogs are born knowing how to use their noses, Nose Work® was inspired by the training of scent detection canines.

CDTCA Scent Work Trials are held at
Twin Lakes YMCA, Cedar Park, TX

American Kennel Club www.akc.org