Scent Work

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Scent Work celebrates the "joy of sniffing" for dogs, turning one of their favorite pastimes into a rewarding game. In many dog sports, handlers direct the dog. In scent work, neither the dog nor handler knows where the target oder is hidden. The sport is based on working detection dogs, and uses various odors (Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress oils) and environments or "elements" (container, interior, exterior, and buried) to test the dogs detection skills. ​

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ICCK was approved for Scent Work and held it's first Scent Work trial in the fall of 2017 and a second in May of 2018. More are planned in the future as we search for locations to hold trials for the various elements.


AKC created a video that showcases the fun and excitement of this new AKC sport: