O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc. is an educational and research non-profit organization created out of necessity to address the growing concern of scent detection service dogs not having a standard that all dogs should be measured against. Standards work to ensure dogs are performing their scent tasks accurately and reliably for their disabled handlers. Our goal is to provide these standards and offer the ability for dogs to be evaluated by an unbiased Evaluator to make sure they meet or exceed these standards.
Our organization is focused on education, research, and reliability of scent detection service dogs. We are not a program that trains service dogs, endorses trainers or sells already trained service dogs.
O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc., in collaboration with several canine scent and olfaction researchers, have created standards for the myriad scent tasks a service dog may be trained to perform. More standards may be added in the future, and existing standards may be modified as we learn more about canine olfaction and refining testing methods to reduce or eliminate handler bias.
O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc. has also published a Public Access Test as a minimum standard expected of a service dog's behavior in public.
Standards are published on our website here, as we believe the standards should be freely available to all trainers and handlers working with scent-based tasks.
Organization for Detection and Olfaction Reliability of Service Dogs (O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc.) is an educational and research non-profit organization, whose mission is the promotion and implementation of scent detection methods and testing for service dog teams, which includes a comprehensive public access test. This will be achieved by educating trainers and assessors in proper scent detection methods, and public access requirements, necessitating continued education and maintenance of skills.
The members of O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc. have many years of experience in scent detection and service dog training, as well as a passion for continued research and education in this field.
Our mission is to help and support trainers and people in the community with disabilities and illnesses whose life can be significantly improved by the help of a well trained and reliable service dog.