Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
Good source for pseudo scents?
I am not in law enforcement, but am interested in teaching our dog to search for marijuana and possibly other scents like corpse or narcotics. My daughter has taught our dog to search catnip, which has a strong smell. My husband's friend who is an officer, said that explosives scent training is what is becoming more important.
GSD's really have a great nose, and we thought scent searching would be a nice enhancement to our basic obedience training and may be useful in the future. I've seen some kits on-line like from Scent Logix and are expensive, but if of good quality then maybe I would invest. Any recommendations for pseudo scents at a fair price would be helpful.
Off subject - but wouldn't it be nice if we could train our dogs to scent/search illness like cancers in humans?