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Multiple Hides w/Noah, 5 of 6

August 17 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

The class dates are:
July 6
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10
August 17

The cost of the 6-week session is $150/GVDC members and $180/non-members

Class will be held at Girsh park.

About Scentwork:

Scentwork is a new dog sport where your dog can learn how to its nose just like a professional detection K9. However in our case, your dog will search for cotton swabs scented with birch oil. Your team will start with easy searches: small rooms and boxes. As you search exteriors of buildings and vehicles, it gets more difficult. Scentwork is a great opportunity for your dog to develop confidence in their surroundings and independent problems solving skills. Working together as a team to solve complex problems will strengthen your bond with your dog.

Nose Work is truly a sport for any dog and handler and all ages and breeds are welcome to attend. It is easy to practice Scentwork at home as you do not need much equipment or space. In the class, each search will be run one dog at a time, so this is a great opportunity for anxious and fearful dogs to participate in a sport. We will make every effort to accommodate all dogs and handlers. However, please note that any dog behaving aggressively towards humans or canines, may be asked to leave.

Class Description:


This class is the follow up session to Intro to Odor. This class is appropriate for dogs that are already on Birch. In this series of classes, your team will learn how to search interiors, exteriors, vehicles, and containers. You will work high and low hides, accessible and inaccessible hides, thresholds and corners. This will give your team confidence to search anything! The session will progress at your dog’s pace and it will likely take several sessions to get through everything. Get excited, because it is about to get fun!

About the Instructor:

Noah Gaines is excited to begin teaching Scentwork at Goleta Valley Dog Club. He is lucky to have shared the last four years with a spunky Brittany (Iona) who has thrived in the sport of Scentwork. Together, they have competed in multiple trials and training events, consistently receiving high marks. Noah is looking forward to bringing this sport to more teams in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.

Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session. Checks are made out to “GVDC”.

Please arrive 15 min early to potty your dog.


August 17
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Noah Gaines