Scent Detection

The Sport of Scent Detection

Sporting Detection is the fun and competitive version of scent detection such as for narcotics, termites or explosives.  However, competitions use legal scents that are easily purchased and stored by the average person.  The dog must locate a hidden target scent within an area and alert the handler to its location.  It is a true partnership sport in which both partners must rely on one another.  The Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA) was established so that dogs and their people can enjoy detection work.

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