Scent Games

Scent Detector Games

Give your dog a nose job that’s fun and exercising!



Hector Hernandez, who has been training police dog teams how to detect drugs for over 20 years, wants to train your dog to search and locate a signature scent of your choosing. This is similar to police officers training their dogs to find drugs or bombs, but you will be training your dog to find something you can have fun with. This training uses the dog’s ability to retrieve or hunt for fun and is an excellent way to bond with, mentally challenge, and exercise your dog. What a way to show your friends and family what your dog can do! Any dog of any breed is capable of learning this fun game.

What to bring:

  • A hungry dog. Do not feed your dog the first day of training. This will insure that the dog works for the food or treats.
  • Leash
  • Flat collar- no choke chains or pinch collars
  • Crate if needed
  • Treats or dog’s dry food
  • Toy if applicable


Two Types of Indications:

An indication is a body language sign your dog displays when it finds its scent source.

1. Passive Indication:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Point
  • Look back at handler

2. Aggressive Indication: This type of indication works best for diggers and anxious dogs

  • Scratching
  • Barking
  • Biting
  • Or all the above

What you will learn:

  • The best method for your dog
  • How to read your dog
  • How to motivate your dog

Price: $99 / session

Meridian Township Service Center
2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos
entrance next to Nancy Moore Park

Please park in front of building

Contact Robin at:
Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department
(517) 853-4608