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Fun Scent Games Level 1 Instructor Certification Program

  • Thursday, August 08, 2013
  • 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • 1:30 PM (CST)
  • Recorded Member Webinar


  • A discount for Doggone safe members


Approved Continuing Educational Units


Presented by Angelica Steinker

Earn Your DN-FSG 

Dog’s have an amazing natural scenting ability.  Offering "Fun Scent Games" group classes will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty and support the needs of your pet owning community. Group classes  help dogs have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Learn all about canine olfaction and scent games, the what, how and why of operating a successful group class curriculum supported by your DogNostics faculty members.

A 2-Hour webinar certification program covering;

  • Canine Olfaction history and scientific facts
  • The training environment, philosophy and methodology
  • Effects of air current
  • Scent contamination
  • Detection thresholds
  • ORN’s
  • Olfaction streamlines
  • Scent discrimination
  • Canine scent capability
  • Target odors and individual scents
  • Scent amounts & fringing
  • Appropriate training equipment & handling
  • How to play, building criteria and areas of reinforcement
  • Reading dogs during the "find"
  • Recommended course curriculum

Program Certification

1. Attend the webinar 

2. Successful completion of an open-book on-line test 

3. The submission of 6 short 30 second videos to demonstrate your mechanical competency in the key scent dog training skills

Angelica Steinker, CAP2, CDBC, PDBC. 

DogNostics Co-Founder & Faculty Member specializing in Dog Behavior Consulting, Dog Sports, Dog Aggression and Learning Theory.

Angelica is a published author in the field of behavior and agility. Her books, Agility Success: Training and Competing with Your Dog in the Winning Zone and Click and Play Agility, address the handler of the agility team and the use of clicker training techniques in the sport respectively, and emphasize the importance of playing and bonding in order to train agility behaviors to the highest level. Angelica sees agility and other dog sports are a barometer of a dog's life enabling her to assess the dog's quality of life and leveraging dog sport behaviors to make necessary shifts to ultimately bring more joy and fun to dog and owners lives. 

She is on the steering committee of the Pet Professionals Guild  and a founding member of this cutting edge association for science-based trainers and animal professionals. Angelica is the Director of Training for the national licensing group The DogSmith.

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