June 22-23, 2019

The Science of Scent in the Urban Environment
Theory, Demonstration and Practical Exercises

Spiritdance Tracking Services
Donna Brinkworth

Date: June 22-23, 2019
9 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm Sunday

Location: Olds Alberta
Various locations around the Town of Olds

Cost: $250—Limited to 12 working participants
Auditors: $75 per day
*Auditors will participate in track laying, searches and volunteer as 'bodies'

Course Objectives and Learning
Learn to Train Effectively in Urban Environments whether tracking, trailing or searching for hidden articles or objects. 

· Classroom session on the current science of scent  and scent theory as it applies to tracking and detection

· Demonstrations on scent flow, diffusion and intermittent scent and discussion on how this impacts the working dog

· Teach handlers to read the scent environment

· People, object and article searches in small areas

· Short Tracks presenting multiple problems to the team

· Discussion of common errors and solutions in training

· Working on all surfaces

Other details will be provided to registered participants after the deadline.


*Payment is required to complete registration**. A down payment of $125 is required to hold a spot. Payment is required in full by the deadline.

Please send Interac e-transfer to spiritdance@shaw.ca and let me know your password. If you do not use e-transfer please email me to discuss PayPal (a very small extra fee is requested to cover Paypal overhead costs). If this course fills there will be no holds. If a minimum of 4 people is not reached this workshop may be cancelled and money refunded in full. There will be no refunds after the deadline. If someone can take your spot, an administration fee of $20 will be retained.

You will be notified of your successful registration by June 1, 2019 (or sooner, once payment is received)

Questions? Please email me at spiritdance@shaw.ca with any questions about the seminar.

Donna Brinkworth

**Instructor reserves the right to decline applications to participate or to reserve spots on an individual basis

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* 1. I will be participating in the June 22-23 Science of Scent Workshop

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* 2. Please tell me a bit about your goals and experience with the dog you are working with

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* 3. Your Name and Location

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* 4. Email address and phone number

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* 5. I understand that I will be requested to sign a waiver as a condition of participation

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* 6. I will send payment by e-transfer to complete registration. A down payment is required to hold a spot. Please email your chosen password to spiritdance@shaw.ca and make the transfer payable to Donna Brinkworth. Payment must be made no later than May 31, 2019. Please note that registrations will be accepted in order received including payment in order to guarantee a working spot. Each registration will be digitally time-stamped. Thank you. (*a small additional fee will apply for PayPal registration, please inquire).