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Fun Scent Games Instructor Certification Program - Level Two

Learn All About and How to Teach The Science of Scenting & Scent Article Training Classes

Become a Certified “Fun Scent Games” Instructor! DN-FSG2

The DogNostics Fun Scent Games - Level Two Instructor Program has been awarded CEU's: PPAB 5, IAABC 5, CCPDT 5

Welcome to the Fun Scent Games Level 2 Instructor course which makes use of the amazing natural scenting ability of dogs. This is a fabulous Certification Program that provides you with the tools, skills and knowledge to diversify your Fun Scent Games Class offerings. The program focuses on teaching dogs to find what smells like their owner.

Offering Fun Scent Games Level 2 group classes, private classes or workshops will broaden your service offerings, help build client loyalty and support the needs of your pet owning community.

This is Certification Level 2. Upon completion of this program you will be certified to teach "Fun Scent Games Level 2"

Level Two Fun Scent Games Instructor Program Learning Objectives:

  • Canine olfaction history and scientific facts
  • The training environment, philosophy and methodology
  • Effects of air currents
  • Avoiding cross contamination
  • Detection thresholds
  • Scent discrimination
  • A fantastic retrieve - how to teach 'fetch' to dogs and clients
  • How to teach optional 'fronts' and 'finishes' to give your client's behavior chain some extra flash!
  • How to teach dogs to find the target odor out of 12 items
  • Problem solving for various challenges that can be encountered
  • How to play, building criteria and areas of reinforcement
  • How to set scent discrimination training up for success
  • How to create a confident learner
  • Recommended course curriculum and course description

Upon Successful Completion, You Will Receive:

  1. A DogNostics Instructor Certificate DN-FSG2
  2. A Certification Badge to display on your website
  3. A listing on the DogNostics Fun Scent Game Instructor Registry
  4. A PDF copy of the Course Curriculum
  5. A student Certificate for you to co-brand to provide to your “Fun Scent Games” students
  6. Advertising copy describing the program for your website
  7. Artwork for a promotional 8.5 x 11 flyer
  8. Access to the DogNostics Certified Instructor Member website mentoring area.
  9. Mentoring Support through the DogNostics Faculty Members
  10. Access to the DogNostics Student Common Room - A Closed Facebook Group where DogNostics students can network with each other, exchange ideas and ask questions
  11. Mentoring Support through the DogNostics Faculty Members
  12. The Total Program cost is only $130.00. You will see a full return on your investment after one group class!


Please Note:

  • Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2
    • You must have certified as a Level One Fun Scent Games Instructor before undertaking Level 2 Certification
  • Each applicant has 12 months to complete each program.
  • Study at home in your own time!



Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Louise Stapleton-Frappell
Louise Stapleton-Frappell

Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons, PCT- A, PCBC-A, CAP3, CTDI, DN-FSG, DN-CPCT, CWRI. Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board

Louise is a Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes, behavior consultations and pet dog services.

Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Edinburgh University) and Dog Emotion and Cognition (Duke University). Louise’s professional credentials also include: Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Whistle Recall Instructor, Level Two Certified Pet Care Technician, and Certified Fun Scent Games Instructor.

At the age of just 16 months, Louise’s dog Jambo became the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier to become a Trick Dog Champion. Jambo has since been aired on Talent Hounds TV in Canada and was featured as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Story.

Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Your course begins as soon as you enroll! Each applicant has 12 months to complete their program.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for twelve months - across any and all devices you own.
How do I progress through my course?
Your course is divided into individual lessons. You will need to progress through the lessons in order. You must view at least 90% of a video to advance. If you fast forward through a lesson or skip sections, you will not be able to proceed. There is a short multiple-choice graded quiz at the end of each lesson. You will need to pass the quiz to advance.
To Recap - Your Fun Scent Games Level Two Course is Comprised of the Following:
  1. Part One. The Science of Scenting
  2. Part Two. Teaching a Retrieve to Hand
  3. Part Three. Scent Article Training
Many trainers and their clients, may already have dogs that will avidly retrieve objects but for those that don't, we hope you enjoy Part Two! A 'bonus' section that contains in-depth instructions on teaching a solid retrieve to hand. You might even decide to host a whole class or mini-workshop dedicated to teaching this behavior!

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