Roberta Bottaro

A world of scent

A journey into the dog's sense of smell for professionals and pet owners

course starts

1 February 2020



This is a self-learn course aimed to cover the main topics related to the dog’s sense of smell.
In recent years science has focused on many areas that may be useful to those who work with the dog’s nose. Today we have more knowledge about the physiology of smell, scent perception, theory of learning, and how odours behaves.
During the course we will try to combine theoretical knowledge with dog training.

What to expect 

  • Self learn course
  • Forum and Facebook group where you can discuss and interact
  • Six weeks of lesson

Topic 1: scent and scenting dogs

  • Scent and scenting dogs
  • Dog cognition: drives and motivation
  • Theory of learning
  • Memory
  • Odours: an overview
  • How the nose works
  • Perception

Topic 2: dogs that works with human scent

  • Human scent
  • Theory of scent
  • Dogs that works with human scent (mantrailing, tracking, scent ID, air scent, rubble, detection)

Topic 3: dogs that works with other smells

  • Detection dogs
  • Tracking and trailing dogs

Topic 4: A bridge between theory and practice 

  • Learning theory and scent training
  • Training phases



  • course lasts 6 weeks
  • lectures
  • access to other Premium member's threads
  • video tutorials
  • certificate of attendance
  • 24 hours, 7 days per week access to course materials
  • access to Tromplo: students group on Facebook
  • access to materials after the course is finished



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