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Welcome to Debby Kay Detection Dog Training

Home to the Super Sniffer® Program

Experience the Learning, Learn from Experience

Learn Debby’s amazingly simple yet powerfully motivating program that produces top detector dogs around the world! Have fun! Sniffing is for everyone. Contact us today to discuss some of the options available for this exciting and flexible program. Instructor and professional courses are available by special arrangement. Below are three of our most popular course offerings.

Super Sniffer® Basic Scent Detection Workshop Want to prepare for the newest competition sport that is rocking the dog world? This is the workshop for you. You will learn all the basic skills to teach your dog to alert to any odor you want; anything from truffles or termites to tea tree oil. Using Debby’s proven,scientifically based methodology is easy and fun for you and your dog. There is no age limit for starting a dog; everyone can learn. Clubs or private groups can book this full-day workshop at their location. Limited workshops or private consulting are offered at our WV facility, which you can learn more about here.

Super Sniffer® Medical Alert Dog Seminar for Trainers Many experts have acclaimed Debby’s highly popular 2-day seminar for trainers as the best seminar they have ever attended. Packed full of details on how to add this specialized detection work to the offerings of your business or non-profit, this seminar provides everything you will need to get started. Your group can book this 2-day event at your location or limited events are offered at our WV facility also.

Super Sniffer® Trainers Course By popular demand, Debby is now offering an intense 5-day opportunity for those trainers serious about scent training. Offered annually, at our facility for a limited number of pre-approved professional trainers only. All work will be at Chilbrook Kennels and in the near by cities of Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, WV. You will have ample opportunity to practice and learn all the nuances of the Super Sniffer® methodology. There is a college-level text book required for the course. Time is divided between lecture and hands-on working with dogs. All aspects of all types of scent detection training is covered in this course. Students are provided with meals and lodging with us to make this a full immersion training experience. Past students from places as far away as Australia and Switzerland have acclaimed this course to be among the best offered anywhere. Submit your request to be included in the next offering by email please. Accepted for CEUs for professional recertification.

What Students Say

“First of all, thank you SO much for a wonderful and informative seminar. It was really top-notch and I will definitely be looking for more seminars by Debby Kay!” — Sarah J. Keck, C.P.D.T. Riverdog Canine Coaching

What Students Say

“Just a note to thank you again for a wonderful workshop weekend, I am now inspired to pursue more reading and to get involved with DAD activities, associations, and training. Traveling as far as I did and with my pup. I was truly concerned about attending an organized and well-run event. The weekend exceeded my expectations and we truly had a relaxing time. In addition, I was able to gain valuable training situations with Kiwi I could not get at home and that was a wonderful bonus. I have been to MANY seminar/workshops over the years but this one by far tops the charts!! GREAT JOB, thanks again.” — Sheri Floyd, RN, CPDT Natural Pets Nutrition Center & Dog Training

What Students Say

“I attended your seminar this weekend and really enjoyed myself. You did a great job and left me with lots of excitement to get started with this. Thank you!” — Cat Zoyiopoulos, CPDT KA Training Director/Owner The Laundered Mutt & Training Center

What Students Say

“Thank you for presenting such an organized and interesting seminar this past weekend! It was one of the best I have attended in a long time! As it happens I had planned a lecture on immune system hypersensitivity reactions for my Microbiology lecture this morning, so I told my students all about the seminar and they were enthralled. Thank you!” — Jacqueline L. Spencer, Asst. Prof. of Biology, TNCC Honors Coordinator

What Students Say

“Super Sniffer Drill Book is a very insightful book that has expanded the training and proofing of our diabetic alert dogs. Therefore, has increased the success of our dogs.” — Tera Jurrens, Executive Director, Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs

What Students Say

“Managing Type 1 Diabetes on a daily basis is exhausting, frustrating, and terrifying, especially when managing it in a young child. Through her amazing dogs and training program, Debby Kay has given us hope in the midst of chaos. My daughter has a new best friend, a faithful companion, and a loving guardian.” — Allison Herod

What Students Say

“Debby Kay understands both people and dogs—a unique combination which makes her training materials especially valuable to people who work with dogs and people. Her Diabetes Alert Dog trainings provide concrete, real-world examples for the professional trainer, hobby trainer or person with diabetes. The breadth of  her knowledge and experience make her a tremendous resource for anyone who wants to work with their dogs on scent training.” — Ann R. Howie, LICSW, ACSW, Human-Animal Solutions, LLC