Services

We are happy to provide a wide range of services for you and your dog. Not seeing what you are looking for? Send us an email at info@frontnscenter.com and we will try and build something for you.

CLASSES

Front N’Scenter Canine Enterprises offers a variety of classes for you and your dog that engage your dog’s brain in a productive manner.

Scent Detection Classes

Front N’Scenter Canine Enterprises continues to lead the way in scent detection in Atlantic Canada. We continuously train and consult with industry leaders in professional and sport scent detection, as well as scent detection for enrichment and rehabilitation. Barb also has real world experience. She trained her professional Bed Bug Detection Canine, Camo, from a puppy up to a working detection dog.

Scent Detection (also known as sporting detection or nosework) is one of the fastest growing activities for dogs and owners. Dog and handler teams mimic the real world of professional detection dogs, but use essential oils as target scents as opposed to prohibited items.

Scent detection is an all inclusive activity.  Dogs of all sizes, ages, and obedience ability.  Dogs with space and reactivity concerns are more than welcome to play this game as the dog and handler teams work individually.

Our Foundation Class has no prerequisites. We introduce the dog and handler to hunting for odour, imprinting on target odours for SDDA and CKC competition (if you would like to work with a different target odour, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you), and handling basics

Our Indication Class is a shorter class aimed at building a trained final response. We do this independent of search skills or odour imprinting so the dog does not need any scent detection background to participate. There are a lot of training mechanics on the handler’s side of things so please contact us, if you are not sure if this is the class for you

Our Search Skills Class is for teams who have foundation skills in scent detection or have participated in an indication class. We are starting to work towards blind searches, searches with distractions, and increase “scent puzzles” to help a dog go to source.

Our Handling Skills Class is to build teamwork on directing your dog during a search. Sometimes the difference between a so-so search and a perfect search comes down to you, the handler. While we will occasionally work with odour, the majority of this class is aimed at handling skills and does not use target odour.

We offer scent detection classes in a variety of locations on a regular basis, including Dartmouth, West Chezzetcook, Avonport, Ellershouse, and Truro. Please email us at info@frontnscenter.com to reserve your space.

Trick Dog Title Evaluation

As a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, we are able to witness your tricks via video submission or in-person. For more information on having your trick dog title submission approved, please contact us at info@frontnscenter.com

PRIVATE LESSONS

Our one on one instruction is available as a stand alone lesson or as a training package. Sometimes class schedules do not work with your real life schedule or you and/or your dog may not be ready of comfortable in a group setting. You may also want some targeted work for a behaviour you are working on. Let us help you meet your goals.

Contact us at info@frontnscenter.com to set up a free initial telephone consult to work out a training plan for you.

Workshops

We are available for a variety of workshops and events. Please contact us today at info@frontnscenter.com to set up a training day in your location.

Bed Bug Inspections

These are currently unavailable due to the early passing of K9 Camo.

Please stay tuned, as we develop our newest trainee, Trout. We are expecting great things from him as he grows up.