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. We have also created three titles for obedience that are designed to increase with difficulty, focused on public access. 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. The documents below are brief public overviews to see full details and scoring criteria become a member.
All titles are currently under a yearly review. Please pay close attention to the "updated on" date listed with each title below. If you wish to earn a title during this review process you may do so! Please ensure you are using the most up to date guidebook as you prepare for your evaluation to avoid any issues.
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 members.
To request an evaluation for any of our titles or become a member visit our Members 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.
Title evaluations can be done in person or you may submit video for evaluation following the timing and filming guidelines in each titles Guidebook. 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 evaluation and review the results.
Do you want to become an Evaluator? The first step is joining as a professional member.
**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. **