The Scent Work Club of Brevard Count is an AKC club that is active in the sport of Scent Work. The club conducts Scent Workshops at the Canine Star Training Academy facility in Cocoa, Fl, holds an annual AKC Trial, and provides other scent work events.
In Scent Work, one drop of an odor (examples are birch, anise, clove or cypress) is put on a cotton swab and hidden out of site in a search area. Search areas can include containers, interiors (inside), exteriors (outdoor), buried and vehicles. Neither the dog nor the handler knows where the odor is hidden. Your dog is the star of the show, first by detecting the scent, then communicating to you where the scent is located. You then let the judge know by saying “Alert”. Each dog will have their own way to tell you where the scent is located. Teamwork between you and your dog is essential! Scent Work is a fun and challenging sport, builds confidence, and strengthens your bond with your dog. It has a low physical impact, so it can be appropriate for a variety of dogs, including senior dogs and dogs with disabilities.
The Canine Scent Work Club of Brevard County (SWCBC) is an independent club dedicated to the Sport of Canine Scent Work.
Carol Happel, President
Deborah Busch, Vice President
Laura Sconyers, Secretary
Mary Hartney, Treasurer
Debbie Brabson, Director at Large
Ken Mattson, Director at Large
For more information please contact :
Carol Happel : Carol_happel@yahoo.com
Laura Sconyers : firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Busch: email@example.com
SWCBC was honored to be the FIRST AKC club within Florida to offer the coveted DETECTIVE level competition on October 27th & 28th. Novice - Master level Interior and Exterior searches were also offered. Judges Natalie Duberow and Lind Bara-Weaver challenged competitors with creative hides appropriate for each level. Following the completion of each trial the judges met with competitors to give constructive feedback and share their observations. Despite moments of inclement weather and steamy temperatures outside, volunteers, judges and competitors braved the elements undaunted. Thank you judges and volunteers, and congratulations to all who participated on your new titles and accomplishments!