Searches are about so much more than tiring your dog out or filling time.

You can meet challenges and solve problems simply by designing smart scentwork searches.

Don't worry. I know that setting out a scentwork search isn't as simple as it seems. Neither is hiding the scented articles. But now you don't have to leave things to chance. Or rely on guesswork. In this course I will help you make great choices that will help your scentwork team enjoy every single search.

By learning why to use certain objects, where to place them and what you are aiming for you will have a clear plan for your searches. Understanding why to set goals, and how to figure out what those goals should be for you and for your dog, is key to having a fulfilling and successful time with scentwork. No more frustration. No more over- or under-estimating your challenge level. With this course I give you the tools to find your perfect starting place. Then you can plot your own roadmap to take you right to where you want to be.

You will learn:

  • How to find your skill level, and your dog's skill level
  • How to begin to set goals - discover if need to decrease or increase the challenge
  • How to get inspired and creative as you plan your search
  • What to include in your search area - and that not all boxes are equal!
  • How to hide scented articles
  • About dead space hides
  • About inaccessible hides 

I've packed so much information into this short course. Plus I've included photos and videos to illustrate my advice so that you have a clear way ahead.

You will be inspired by:

  • The Search Printables Pack
  • Inspired - A Year of Scentwork Search Themes Inspiration

The printables pack is included in this search design course.

These downloadable and printable charts and scenario sheets make it easy for you to devise the perfect scentwork search. If you can’t set up a perfect search you will not reach your goals. Using these printables, you can better understand what you need to do to get the outcome you want. Whether you want to increase your dog’s search stamina, or help her pay more attention to you, these one of a kind printables will quickly become your go-to resource.

(Can be bought as a stand alone download - click here)

book cover of labrador stretching up to retrieve a scented toy from a tree branch

Also included is:


A Year of Scentwork Search Themes Inspiration

Sometimes it can be difficult to think up different scentwork searches. Especially when you are confined indoors. Or in one place. Or have run out of inspiration. So I’ve come up with 60 ideas to keep your search team busy for a whole year. I’ve split my suggestions into three sections: Search Factors, Indoor Searches and Outdoor Searches. You can mix and match the themes, combine them or work on individual topics. I’ve included a printable to take you through the whole year, plus one each for the three sections.

Whenever you need inspiration, open this book. Use the charts for quick ideas, and then read more about each theme for more inspiration, tips on working safely and to look at the world through scentworker’s eyes. You will be ready to search in no time.

54 pages, 60 ideas, 4 printables, comes as a downloadable PDF

(Can be bought as a stand alone download - click here)

So much bang for so little buck!