Scent Detection Academy

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ECO/CONSERVATION DOG training course

The first professional level course in Europe for anyone interested in conservation/eco detection dogs.
While taught at a professional level, this course is for the person who is just starting conservation/eco detection work, whether you are a dog trainer, handler, biologist or simply interested. It will cover the basic must-knows needed by anyone wishing to work and train with conservation/eco detection dogs.
Topic include but are not limited to;

Uniquely we also teach you basic visual wildlife tracking techniques, so you and your dog form a complete team. For example rare species detection; A piece of evidence detected by the dog backed up with a detailed visual scene analysis by the handler can be used as valid evidence in proofing the existence of an endangered species within a certain area.
This course can not and will not attempt to change your dog into an eco detection dog in 5 days. Its purpose is to give you a course of direction to continue the goal of improving your knowledge & skills towards scientifically valid eco detection work. Continuation of education and training is possible by making separate training appointments or doing a follow-up course.
The course is developed by Hotsche Luik and Eric Burchell, professionals with proven background and experience, and is a combination of lectures and practical (field) work.
The course is exclusive for Scent Detection Academy and divided in two parts, first there will bet two days theoretical information, followed by 3 days practical training of your dog on your samples.