O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc., in collaboration with several canine scent and olfaction researchers, have created titles for the myriad of scent tasks a service dog may be trained to perform. These titles should be looked at as minimal standards for dogs working in these capacities. We hope that by providing these evaluations individuals with disabilities will be able to ensure their dogs are working safely and to the high standard expected of a finished service dog.
Scent Based Titles
The public overview's above briefly describe the exercises in each title designed to test a dog's appropriate behavior in each location. Detailed exercise descriptions are available to Handler members and scoring criteria/material is available to Professional members.
To request an evaluation for any of our titles visit our Membership page. Once you have created your membership, you can submit an evaluation request. Please use the list below to select an evaluator, since you will be asked to fill out your selected evaluator on the evaluation request form. The evaluator used can not be your current trainer or the dogs breeder to ensure an unbiased review of the teams' abilities.
Individuals not within driving distance of an O.D.O.R. Scent Evaluator may submit video for evaluation following the Video Submission Guidelines. Please note all testing is to be filmed regardless of the physical presence of the Evaluator, in case there is any question as to the result of an evaluation the O.D.O.R Service Dogs Inc. Board will view the filmed test and review the results.
**These titles are not to be confused with a service dog registry or certification. They are also not a guarantee of long term good behavior, they assess a dog and handler team at one moment in time. **