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

A black standard poodle sits with his service dog vest on in a public space. His head is  titled slightly to the side as he stares into the camera with his mouth open.

OGAD

Gluten/Allergen Detection Title

This title will evaluate the dogs ability to detect gluten or an allergen in a variety of real life settings. Including without the handlers influence. The title was designed to ensure the dog is working to the high standard required to keep their handler safe.

Updated on:

January 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

A brindle Bouvier Des Flandres sits leaning against a door frame in a home.

OGADH

Gluten/Allergen Detection Title Home

Designed for dogs that do not work in public but provide the valuable task of checking foods for gluten/allergens in their handlers home.

Updated on:

January 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

A merle border collie stares straight into the camera with his pink and black nose very close to the camera.

OMAD

Scent Based Medical Alert Title

Designed for a dog that has been trained to alert to a medical scent. The dog's ability to alert to the medical scent in a wide variety of real life settings will be assessed. Some examples of Scent Based Medical Alerts are; Diabetic Alert (high or low blood sugar), High or Low blood pressure (POTS alert), Seizure Alert, etc..

Updated on:

January 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

OBEDIENCE TITLES

A chocolate lab sits off center staring at the camera with her tongue sticking out. The background is fuzzy  all around her.

OPAT

Public Access Title

At this point in training the dog should be specifically trained to perform a task for its disabled handler and be ready to be working in public. This is an assessment of a Service Dogs behavior in public. The evaluation will put them in a variety of real life situations that Service Dog Teams will face.

Updated on:

January 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

A brindle Bouvier Des Flandres sits on a paved path next to a field of wheat panting while starting at the camera.

OPPT

Pre Public Access Title

After learning valuable skills and behaviors at home this title evaluates dogs on their ability to perform those behaviors in the presence of the distractions that naturally occur when working in pet friendly public areas. This is the perfect second step for service dog prospects before they move to full public access.

Updated on:

January 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

A Brown and White German Shorthaired Pointer sits facing the camera in front of a large tree with a tire hanging from its branches next to her.

OHOM

Home Obedience and Manners Title

This title is designed for all dogs. It is a great assessment of helpful skills for pet dogs but was designed especially to be used as a first step towards public access for service dog prospects.

Updated on:

January 31, 2021, 11:00:00 PM

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. 

 

Evaluator List

 

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. **