Blue Line K9 holds a few odor recognition classes each year. Those classes will focus on how to teach your dog to recognize an odor and alert you to the presence of that odor. This skill is an extremely rewarding experience for you and your dog. Take this new skill and compete in competitions through NACSW or AKC Scent Work trails for an even more rewarding experience. Learn from our experience as Police K9 Handlers to teach your dog this new skill.

Recognized odors for AKC and NACSW; Birch (Betula lenta), Anise, Clove, and Cypress. Each handler will need their own scent kit. Scent kit options below.

Scent Detection Class

The class meets once a week for 6 weeks for an hour and a half. The class will teach you how to take what your dog knows how to do best and use it to amaze you. The classes will start by teaching your dog how to use their nose to find its food or toy. Then we teach you how transition from associating the odor of the food or toy to the odors recognized by AKC and NACSW .


Scent Detection Maintenance

Once you’ve completed the 6 week class you can continue to train with us and receive follow up training, learn new odors, and train in an environment for detection dogs with no distractions. Maintenance training is $25 a month. No contract needed, just meet us on Saturday’s for your maintenance training.


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Jacob Fowler, Head Trainer

With over six years of experience working and training police K9’s to search for five controlled substances, head trainer, Jacob Fowler will be teaching one of the most rewarding skills you can teach your dog, scent detection. In 2010 Jacob completed 240 hours of detection training with the prestigious Inglis Police Dog Academy as a Patrol K9 Handler for the Ventura Police Department in Southern California.

Over the next six years Jacob completed regular weekly training with his K9, assisted new handlers learning the skill, re-certified his narcotic detection K9 annually, located narcotics over 800 times during the 240 hours detection course, and several hundred real narcotic finds in the field. Jacob loves teaching dog lovers and hobbyist’s a new skill with a practical application.

The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them.

NACSW Scent Kit

The Leerburg Nosework Scent Kit for NACSW is a small portable training aid that allows you to train nosework anywhere, anytime. Our kit contains all three target odors that people train nosework dogs to search for as well as everything else you will need to get started in nosework. Each Leerburg Nosework Training Aid Kit contains a jar with 36 non-scented cotton swabs for each of the three common target odors, Birch, Anise, and Clove.

AKC Scent Kit

The AKC Scent Work Kit is a small, portable training aid that allows you to train scent work anywhere at anytime. This kit contains four target odors that people train scent work dogs to search for as well as everything else you will need to get started in scent work.Each AKC Scent Work Kit contains a jar with 36 non-scented cotton swabs for each of the four common target odors, Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress.

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Blue Line K9 Dog Training

Star, Idaho 83669



Mon:  09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Tue:  09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Wed:  09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Thu:  09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Fri:  09:00 am – 08:00 pm
Sat:  10:00 am – 01:00 pm
Sun:  Closed