Clove Westhoff

Clove has been a lifelong dog owner and lover. Their interest in dog training started as a child, working with their family dogs on tricks and obedience. As they got older they continued to stay in the dog world, working at vets, boarding facilities, and training rescue dogs.  Clove first became involved in the world of dog sports and competitive training 6 years ago. They’ve spent that time learning and participating in a variety of venues including conformation, agility, scent work, obedience, and service work.  They have a passion for the puzzle of dog training and problem solving behaviors to help owners attain the picture they’ve been striving for. While they enjoy working with all dogs, they really enjoy working with young puppies to help build the foundation for a well rounded adult.  Clove has two Malinois that compete in a wide variety of venues, as well as a Carolina Dog who enjoys her days at home as a loved pet.

Classes taught by Clove Westhoff

Scent, Search, Find! Scent Work Foundations – 1 Hour Long

The sport of scent work is based on the work of professional detection dogs as dogs have a sense of smell that is up to 100,000 times better then ours! In sport scent work teams work together to find essential odors such as Birch, Anise, Clove, Cypress, and more. In this Foundations class students will learn how to properly handle odor, set hides for your dog, build value for odor, and play many fun original games!

Scent work is a great sport for reactive, fearful, aging dogs, and puppies! It is a natural enrichment activity that benefits all dogs emotional balance!!

Class includes a scent work kit to get you started! This class is One hour long and limited to 5 teams.

Scent, Search, Find! Scent Work Foundations – 1.5 Hour Long

The sport of scent work is based on the work of professional detection dogs as dogs have a sense of smell that is up to 100,000 times better then ours! In sport scent work teams work together to find essential odors such as Birch, Anise, Clove, Cypress, and more. In this Foundations class students will learn how to properly handle odor, set hides for your dog, build value for odor, and play many fun original games!

Scent work is a great sport for reactive, fearful, aging dogs, and puppies! It is a natural enrichment activity that benefits all dogs emotional balance!!

Class includes a scent work kit to get you started!

Scentwork Advanced

This class is for dogs and their handlers that have been previously introduced to odor and have noticeable behavior change (or indication) for target odors. Distractions and different types of hides will be introduced for your dog, focusing on working comfortably in locations to increase confidence for searches.

This class is open to teams that are wishing to trial and improve their skills, along with handlers that are looking to build the partnership with their dog through more advanced detection skills.