Scent Tube Carousel Construction

This video shows construction of this carousel for detection training

This video shows the construction of the scent tube carousel. This water heater pan measures 26 inches inside diamiter. Stay tuned for upcoming training articles on imprinting with the carousel.

A trained detection canine must be discriminate and selective. She must identify target odor and selectively respond only to target odors. She must rely on her sense of smell and ignore what she sees and hears.

There are many ways to accomplish these goals. One method I like uses scent tubes, a carousel, and a Mannersminder. The scent tubes contain controls, distractions, and one target odor. When the pup/dog alerts you “Mark” the behavior and start the feeder. When the Mannersminder pulls the dog away from the carousel you can rotate the carousel moving the target to a new position.

This image shows 4 scent tubes but the carousel will hold 8
Puppy learning to work with the MannersMinder and carousel

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  • This is incredibly amazing. Thank you for making this content available. This will be my weekend project!!!

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