Are you looking to condition your detection dogs faster, stronger, and in a more reliable way? Are you able to collect and analyze training data – in real time – that could help you to achieve your training goals? Can you easily see which distractions seem harder for your dog to overcome than others? If there was an apparatus available that could help you achieve all of this, and also provide you with a reliable datasheet to prove in court that your K9 performs at the highest standards, would you be interested? Introducing the ACT! scentwheel. We’ve reinvented the wheel, so to speak, using the latest technology.
Our basic model is designed with 8 active positions. Glass containers hold the target and distraction scents. On each position, specialized sensors will measure the activity of the dog. The time of each position will be calculated and stored. Different colored led lights will indicate the activity and decision making of the dog. These led lights are visual for both the handler and bystanders. A computer program collects and analyzes the training data, indicating whether or not the dog has meet criteria. After this, the led indicator will color green signaling that the handler can reinforce the dog, or the computer will automatically reinforce the dog by activating a feeder or ball machine.
The scentwheel is easily transportable, and is designed with both the novice and the more advanced detection trainer in mind, allowing for various levels of scent conditioning, critical data gathering, and maintenance training in our ever-changing training environments. We do offer bulk pricing for orders of 5 or more scentwheels, and can also customize scentwheels to specification.
*All scentwheels include an online training course and specialized training protocols. The option for in-person training is available for an additional fee.*