MTO also offers courses in detection work, a different form of searching. This is a program for pets, not working dogs. We set up the dogs to locate specific odours such as herbs, coffee, tea, money – just as police dogs search for narcotics, accelerants, money and tobacco. Before anything else, basic skills are begin taught to the dog.

Focal points are; motivation, reading the dog, step-by-step build-up, being able to work independantly, backward chaining, practising different variations, double-blind testing and dog-friendly teaching methods (e.g. training using a clicker).

Classes are taught in an indoor space and different business locations located in the Hardenberg/Almelo area.

We have taken courses and workshops with a variety of schools and continue to update our knowlegde.

Area/building and rubble search.

Individual training in these disciplines is possible by appointment.