CEU Event: Introducing Birch Course

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 3.5 *CBCC-KA: 0
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 3.50
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


In this 6-week online course, we outline how handlers may go about the process of introducing Birch odor to their dogs within container and interior searches using the paired odor training technique. We highlight the need of making a positive association with this novel target odor, possible pitfalls to avoid, the importance of listening to the dog and granting them choice, while honing the handler's eye as far as what the dog is communicating as they are working the search area.

Sponsor:Scent Work University
Speaker(s):Dianna L. Santos

Contact: Dianna L. Santos
 Email: dianna@onlinedogu.com
 Web: https://www.scentworku.com/course-index/introducing-birch