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  • Home | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Cyber Scent Work Online Scent Work Testing with Training Feedback Let's Get Started! What Is Cyber Scent Work? Great question ! Cyber Scent Work is an online Scent Work competition organization that allows you to submit videos of you and your dog tackling a variety of Scent Work searches to be scored. If you pass a search, you will earn a qualifying score, otherwise known as a Q. With enough Q's, you and your dog will earn Element and Level titles . That means cool title certificates and pretty ribbons. YAY ! ​ But that is not all. Regardless of whether you Q or not, you will also receive detailed training feedback and advice from our talented and experienced Review Officials. So not only can you earn titles and ribbons with Cyber Scent Work, you can also receive the help you need to further improve your Scent Work skills. WOW ! See the Rules CYBER SCENT WORK IS FOR ALL DOGS If your dog has a fully functioning nose and is over 6-months in age, they can play with Cyber Scent Work! Out of gallery Who is Cyber Scent Work For? Any dog with a functioning nose who is over 6-months of age may participate. All breeds of dogs. Intact dogs. Blind dogs. Deaf dogs. Dogs with ambulatory limitations. Dogs in carts or amputee dogs. ​ Reactive and sensitive dogs are welcome. Cyber Scent Work is entirely virtual, meaning you get to choose where your search areas are. If a traditional bustling Scent Work trial is too much for your pup, you can find an area where your dog can still safely play and succeed with Cyber Scent Work. YAY! ​ Shelter dogs are invited to play! Shelters may apply to join our program where they may register dogs in their care to participate. What a wonderful way to enhance the dog's quality of life and showcase their amazing sniffing skills! All accomplishments will follow the dog to their new dog when they are adopted. Learn more about our shelter program here . ​ Teams preparing or currently competing in formal Scent Work trials will love Cyber Scent Work. Get some much needed trial-like practice, see what your strengths are as a team and what still needs work. We've purposefully designed our searches and scoring to be MORE challenging than what you will see at trial. Thus, if you can pass our searches, there is a good chance you can pass a formal Scent Work trial search! ​ Teams working with a Scent Work instructors or group of friends have a home at Cyber Scent Work. Set up the exercises outlined in the rules, run it like a mock trial, video each run and submit it to us to score. Not only will you have a chance to earn Cyber Scent Work titles and ribbons, you will also receive excellent training feedback and advice AND have a fun, trial-like experience with your peers and friends. Can you say win-win?! ​ We welcome anyone looking for something fun to do with their dog. Do you need a way to work your dog out mentally and physically, giving them a much needed outlet, allowing them to tap into their natural instincts? Scent Work is the activity for you! If you are brand new Scent Work, be sure to check out our Resources page for ways you can begin your sniffing journey. ​ In short, Cyber Scent Work is for everyone! IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! How Do I Get Started? We've made the process as easy as possible! 1. Create your free account on the Cyber Scent Work website. 2. Register your dog and pay the one-time lifetime registration fee. 3. Review the Rules and Regulations , Commonly Asked Questions and Resources . 4. Video your search with a smartphone and upload this onto YouTube. 5. Submit your entry, pasting in the YouTube video link, on the Cyber Scent Work website. 6. Receive your fully scored and reviewed search within 7 business days, including helpful training advice and resources. Create Your Account PERFECT MIX OF TRIALING AND TRAINING Have your search reviewed and scored, earn titles and ribbons and receive personalized training advice to further progress as a team! Contact Us Cyber Scent Work, Inc. 2060 D Avenida De Los Arboles #564 Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-1361 info@cyberscentwork.com We want to hear from you! Please submit the short form below and we get back to you as soon as we can! Submit Thanks for submitting! WANT TO BE IN THE KNOW? Join the Cyber Scent Work newsletter to stay up-to-date of all the happenings, news, developments and sniffy fun! Join the Newsletter Now

  • Privacy | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Privacy Policy Last updated May 1, 2021 Cyber Scent Work, Inc. (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our application site, cyber-sw.com (the “Application Site”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE APPLICATION SITE. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of this Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Application after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the third-party online service allowing you to make payments (PayPal and Stripe), which may also collect and use data about you. We are not responsible for any of the data collected by any such third party. This Privacy Policy was created using Termly’s Privacy Policy Generator . COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect via the Application Site depends on the content and materials you use, and includes: Personal Data Demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Application Site, such as registering a dog or submitting an entry. Please be advised that all data you disclose in your profile and for your registered dogs and entries, including posted YouTube search videos, are accessible to Cyber Scent Work officers and Review Officials. This data is not accessible to other users. Derivative Data Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Application Site, such as your native actions that are integral to the Application Site, including logging in, registering a dog and submitting an entry, as well as other interactions with the Application Site and other users, such as sending a message to Cyber Scent Work through the Application Site itself, via server log files. Financial Data Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Application Site. We only store that a successful payment was made, the total amount charged and the method of payment (PayPal or Stripe). Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, PayPal or Stripe, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Application SIte to: Create and manage your account. Email you regarding your account, registered dogs, orders, entries or reviews. Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Application Site. Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Application Site more personalized. Increase the efficiency and operation of the Application Site. Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Application Site. Notify you of updates to the Application Site. Perform other business activities as needed. Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity. Process payments and refunds. Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Application Site. Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems. Respond to product and customer service requests. Send you a newsletter. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows: By Law or to Protect Rights If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Third-Party Service Providers We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. Sale or Bankruptcy If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly. TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES Cookies and Web Beacons We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Application Site to help customize the Application Site and improve your experience. When you access the Application Site, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Application Site. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Website Analytics We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Application Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Application, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. By accessing the Application Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES The Application Site may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Application Site, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Application Site. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information. POLICY FOR CHILDREN We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy. OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION Account Information You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by: Logging into your account settings and updating your account Contacting us using the contact information provided below Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements. Emails and Communications If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by: Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the Application Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences. Contacting us using the contact information provided below If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below. If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Application, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Application. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Application, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems. CONTACT US If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: Cyber Scent Work, Inc. 3267 Rollings Avenue Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 info@cyberscentwork.com

  • Commonly Asked Questions | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Rule Specific Questions Rule Specific Questions ARE SEARCHES TIMED Yes. There are time limits assigned for every level. Time will begin when the dog’s nose crosses the start line and will end when the handler calls “FINISH”. The assistant should be timing the searches and giving the team a 30-second warning. In consecutive searches, the time should stop when one search is completed (handler has called “FINISH”) and resume when the team crosses the next search area’s start line. In blank searches, time will stop when the handler calls “CLEAR”. ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS IN HOW I INDICATE WE HAVE FOUND A HIDE Yes. Handlers should call “ALERT” when they believe their dog has found a hide, regardless of whether they chose the Food, Paired or Odor Hide Track. Handlers may additionally raise their hand if they choose, however, calling a verbal “ALERT” is a requirement and one of the test items the team is scored on. FALSE ALERTS – WHEN ARE THEY ALLOWED AND WHAT DO THEY COST Handlers are permitted to call two false alerts in the Beginner and Novice levels of competition. Each false alert will cost the team 5-points. If a handler calls a third false alert in a search, they will receive a 0 score, will not qualify but will still receive their written feedback from the reviewer. If a handler calls a false alert at any other level ( Intermediate, Advanced, Master or Expert ), they will receive a 0 score, will not qualify but will still receive written feedback from the Review Official. WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I FIND ALL THE HIDES Handlers should call “FINISH” when they believe their dog has found all the hides in the search area. This is one of the test items teams are scored on. Doing so will stop the time for all searches and if this was part of a consecutive search, the time would stop to allow the team to get to the next search area. WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I THINK MY DOG HAS CLEARED A BLANK AREA Handlers should call “CLEAR” when they believe their dog has cleared a blank search area. Doing so will stop the time and allow the team to move onto the next consecutive search or end that series of searches. I HAVE A REACTIVE DOG...CAN WE STILL PARTICIPATE Yes! We welcome reactive dogs! Scent Work can be extremely beneficial for these dogs and we want to reward you for playing this game with them. Safety must be our primary concern. This is why we drafted the rules to state search areas in the upper levels are "ideally a novel location". This means if you deem doing so would set your dog up to fail, please choose a different location where they can successfully search without making a behavioral mistake. You are your dog's advocate, do what you need to do to keep them safe. I HAVE A PUPPY AND WE WANT TO PLAY Great! If your little one is 6-months or older, you may absolutely submit an entry for them. MY DOG IS DEAF, BLIND, USES A CART OR IS INTACT...CAN WE PLAY Yes, yes and yes. We welcome ALL dogs to participate in Cyber Scent Work. These are the only dogs who are prohibited from participating: Dogs under 6-months in age Lactating bitches Dogs with visible injuries NOTE: Videos of ineligible dogs will not be accepted, scored or reviewed. ARE THERE ANY PROHIBITED PIECES OF EQUIPMENT Yes. While the dog is searching, they are barred from wearing the following pieces of equipment: Prong collars Choke collars Head collars Electronic/shock/bark collars No-pull or front-clip harnesses NOTE: Videos of dogs searching while wearing prohibited equipment will not be accepted, scored or reviewed. I DO NOT LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES... You are very much welcome to play! Cyber Scent Work is open to everyone and anyone who loves Scent Work around the globe! Just know the training feedback you receive will be in English. If your country uses a different set of target odors other than Birch, Anise or Clove, you are welcome to use those instead for the Paired Odor or Odor Tracks. I HAVE MULTIPLE DOGS...MAY I REUSE A SEARCH AREA AND MOVE THE HIDES? Yes! For instance, let's say you wanted to submit videos for Spot and Rover. Your assistant designs the search area and sets the hides. You run Spot. Your assistant may use the same search area but move the blind hides (the ones you do not know the location of) before you run Rover. Be sure to include the clip of the assistant pointing out where the new hide locations are for the Review Official. TIP: The assistant may want to wipe down the area where the hides were with Zero Odor or white vinegar and wait 15 minutes before you run your second dog. TO CLARIFY, WE DESIGN THE SEARCHES AND ARE SCORED ON THAT TOO, RIGHT Great question! For designing the search areas, handlers should partner with their assistants to choose where to search and what will be composed in the search area itself, being certain to follow the guidelines set out the Rules and Regulations. For example, let's say a handler has a dog who uses a cart. The handler, partnering with their assistant, chooses an exterior space to use for the search. However, the handler notices that there is also a steep staircase that leads to a basement access point. The handler should ensure that the assistant knows the staircase is out-of-play, the search area should NOT include the staricase and to NOT put any hides over there, as it would be unsafe for the dog. This is why we say handlers should partner with their assistants - you know your dog best. For scoring purposes, we do indeed include whether the search area follows the Rules and Regulations in our scoring. The reason being is that people are practicing right now with their dogs on their own or with friends. We want to ensure they are doing so in the best way possible (not designing unsafe search areas, etc.). This also allows gives the Review Official the opportunity to provide feedback on the search area itself, or how similar TRAINING exercises could be designed in the future to achieve certain goals. In essence, it provides another way for Review Officials to provide helpful training feedback in their review. Definitions Terms and Conditions DO YOU ISSUE REFUNDS No. There are no refunds for any dog registration or entry fees once they are submitted. All reviews are final. However, if you have a question you are welcome to contact us directly at dianna@cyberscentwork.com . WHAT IF I DO NOT PASS A SEARCH Every entry will be scored, reviewed and training advice will be provided for it, whether it received a qualifying score or not. You may use the information contained in this feedback to further practice and train your dog, and then resubmit a new entry with a new entry fee to be scored and reviewed. BUT I SUBMITTED THREE SEARCHES ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND FAILED ALL OF THEM We encourage everyone to submit one search and entry to start with, as we are evaluating so much more than your dog merely finding the hide! Get a hang for how challenging the reviews are before you submit multiple entries. MAY I CHOOSE MY REVIEW OFFICIAL No. Entries will be assigned to Review Officials based upon their availability. All Review Officials are experienced Scent Work trial officials and instructors. You may see a listing of all our Review Officials on the REVIEW OFFICIALS page. Receiving varied feedback can be quite advantageous to dog and handler teams. WHAT IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TRAINING ADVICE There are many different schools of thought when it comes to dog training and Scent Work is no exception. Keep in mind the review is merely looking at a snapshot in time of you and your dog. See if there are kernels of brilliance you can use to your benefit. All reviews are final. DO YOU SELL MY INFORMATION NO! Any payment information is handled through third-party vendors (PayPal and Stripe). We do not store this information on our site or our servers. AM I ABLE TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT Yes. Simply contact us at dianna@cyberscentwork.com and we will remove all your earned title certificates and completed reviews and email them to you. We will then delete your account, along with any registered dogs, entries submitted and reviews. NOTE: This is final and cannot be undone. If you prefer, you can archive your account instead. This will inactivate your account but keep the data saved on the site. You may then reactivate it at any time. WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS You may read the full Terms and Conditions here . You must agree to the Terms and Conditions every time you register a dog or submit an entry with Cyber Scent Work. I'M AN INSTRUCTOR, MAY I OFFER PREP CLASSES TO MY STUDENTS/CLIENTS OF COURSE! We only ask that you use the name "CSW Test Prep" and when describing the class itself, use the full business name, Cyber Scent Work, Inc. But feel free! The more sniffing, the better! WHAT IS MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT Great question! Users must be 16 years old or older to create an account with Cyber Scent Work, Inc. If you have minors in your household that want to play, the parent or guardian may create an account and then register all the dogs in the household that will go through our program. A future release of our site will include the option to choose which handler is running the search. Just note the progress follows the dog regardless of who the handler is. Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions DO YOU ISSUE REFUNDS No. There are no refunds for any dog registration or entry fees once they are submitted. All reviews are final. However, if you have a question you are welcome to contact us directly at dianna@cyberscentwork.com . WHAT IF I DO NOT PASS A SEARCH Every entry will be scored, reviewed and training advice will be provided for it, whether it received a qualifying score or not. You may use the information contained in this feedback to further practice and train your dog, and then resubmit a new entry with a new entry fee to be scored and reviewed. BUT I SUBMITTED THREE SEARCHES ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND FAILED ALL OF THEM We encourage everyone to submit one search and entry to start with, as we are evaluating so much more than your dog merely finding the hide! Get a hang for how challenging the reviews are before you submit multiple entries. MAY I CHOOSE MY REVIEW OFFICIAL No. Entries will be assigned to Review Officials based upon their availability. All Review Officials are experienced Scent Work trial officials and instructors. You may see a listing of all our Review Officials on the REVIEW OFFICIALS page. Receiving varied feedback can be quite advantageous to dog and handler teams. WHAT IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TRAINING ADVICE There are many different schools of thought when it comes to dog training and Scent Work is no exception. Keep in mind the review is merely looking at a snapshot in time of you and your dog. See if there are kernels of brilliance you can use to your benefit. All reviews are final. DO YOU SELL MY INFORMATION NO! Any payment information is handled through third-party vendors (PayPal and Stripe). We do not store this information on our site or our servers. AM I ABLE TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT Yes. Simply contact us at dianna@cyberscentwork.com and we will remove all your earned title certificates and completed reviews and email them to you. We will then delete your account, along with any registered dogs, entries submitted and reviews. NOTE: This is final and cannot be undone. If you prefer, you can archive your account instead. This will inactivate your account but keep the data saved on the site. You may then reactivate it at any time. WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS You may read the full Terms and Conditions here . You must agree to the Terms and Conditions every time you register a dog or submit an entry with Cyber Scent Work. I'M AN INSTRUCTOR, MAY I OFFER PREP CLASSES TO MY STUDENTS/CLIENTS OF COURSE! We only ask that you use the name "CSW Test Prep" and when describing the class itself, use the full business name, Cyber Scent Work, Inc. But feel free! The more sniffing, the better! WHAT IS MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT Great question! Users must be 16 years old or older to create an account with Cyber Scent Work, Inc. If you have minors in your household that want to play, the parent or guardian may create an account and then register all the dogs in the household that will go through our program. A future release of our site will include the option to choose which handler is running the search. Just note the progress follows the dog regardless of who the handler is. Technical Questions Terms and Conditions DO YOU ISSUE REFUNDS No. There are no refunds for any dog registration or entry fees once they are submitted. All reviews are final. However, if you have a question you are welcome to contact us directly at dianna@cyberscentwork.com . WHAT IF I DO NOT PASS A SEARCH Every entry will be scored, reviewed and training advice will be provided for it, whether it received a qualifying score or not. You may use the information contained in this feedback to further practice and train your dog, and then resubmit a new entry with a new entry fee to be scored and reviewed. BUT I SUBMITTED THREE SEARCHES ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND FAILED ALL OF THEM We encourage everyone to submit one search and entry to start with, as we are evaluating so much more than your dog merely finding the hide! Get a hang for how challenging the reviews are before you submit multiple entries. MAY I CHOOSE MY REVIEW OFFICIAL No. Entries will be assigned to Review Officials based upon their availability. All Review Officials are experienced Scent Work trial officials and instructors. You may see a listing of all our Review Officials on the REVIEW OFFICIALS page. Receiving varied feedback can be quite advantageous to dog and handler teams. WHAT IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TRAINING ADVICE There are many different schools of thought when it comes to dog training and Scent Work is no exception. Keep in mind the review is merely looking at a snapshot in time of you and your dog. See if there are kernels of brilliance you can use to your benefit. All reviews are final. DO YOU SELL MY INFORMATION NO! Any payment information is handled through third-party vendors (PayPal and Stripe). We do not store this information on our site or our servers. AM I ABLE TO DELETE MY ACCOUNT Yes. Simply contact us at dianna@cyberscentwork.com and we will remove all your earned title certificates and completed reviews and email them to you. We will then delete your account, along with any registered dogs, entries submitted and reviews. NOTE: This is final and cannot be undone. If you prefer, you can archive your account instead. This will inactivate your account but keep the data saved on the site. You may then reactivate it at any time. WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS You may read the full Terms and Conditions here . You must agree to the Terms and Conditions every time you register a dog or submit an entry with Cyber Scent Work. I'M AN INSTRUCTOR, MAY I OFFER PREP CLASSES TO MY STUDENTS/CLIENTS OF COURSE! We only ask that you use the name "CSW Test Prep" and when describing the class itself, use the full business name, Cyber Scent Work, Inc. But feel free! The more sniffing, the better! WHAT IS MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT Great question! Users must be 16 years old or older to create an account with Cyber Scent Work, Inc. If you have minors in your household that want to play, the parent or guardian may create an account and then register all the dogs in the household that will go through our program. A future release of our site will include the option to choose which handler is running the search. Just note the progress follows the dog regardless of who the handler is. IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Odor Puzzles | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Odor Puzzles These are the odor puzzles that should be included in the upper level searches for Cyber Scent Work, Inc. (Advanced, Master and Expert ). These are meant to resemble game classes offered by formal Scent Work competition organizations and test specific skills of the dog, handler and team as a unit. ​ Each odor puzzle must be present in ONE of the consecutive searches per element. ​ NOTE: Information contained in the latest version of the Rules and Regulations always takes precedence. Distance Odor Puzzle Level: Advanced Elements: Interior and Exterior Number of hides: 1 hide Learn More Silly Handler Odor Puzzle Level: Master Elements: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Container Number of hides: Up to the assistant Learn More Endurance Odor Puzzle Level: Expert Elements: Interior and Exterior Number of hides: 5 or more hides - up to the assistant Learn More IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Expert Level | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Expert Level REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SEARCH: INTERIORS: Ideally a novel location (e.g. dog-friendly business, park, etc .). Interior space requirements: between 100- 1500 sq ft. EXTERIORS: Ideally a novel location (e.g. dog-friendly business, park, etc. ). Exterior space requirements: between 100-2000 sq ft. VEHICLES: 5-10 vehicles to be used. Vehicle orientation options : may use a straight row, side-by-side, circle, triangle or perpendicular orientation. CONTAINERS: 25-35 containers to be used. Container orientation options: may use a straight row, two straight rows, three straight rows, two staggered rows, three staggered rows, scattered, clusters, or shapes (circle, square, U, Z, S, etc.) or containers may be elevated. Points to Qualify 95 points Hides Maximum of 10 total hides across three consecutive searches per Element; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Blind Hides: Inaccessible Hides: Hide Height: ALL HIDES MUST BE BLIND 1 per Element Maximum of 6’ Time Limit 9:00 minutes to complete all consecutive searches Distractors Toy Food People Sound Movement Consecutive Search Areas YES; 3 consecutive searches per Element. Blank Searches YES - One in each Element Odor Puzzle Requirements Endurance odor puzzle See All The Levels IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Intermediate Level | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Intermediate Level REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SEARCH: INTERIORS: May be a familiar location (e.g. home, friend’s house, training center ). Interior space requirements: between 100- 500 sq ft. EXTERIORS: May be a familiar location (e.g. front/backyard, friend’s house, training center, etc. ). Exterior space requirements: between 100-800 sq ft. VEHICLES: 3-5 vehicles to be used. Vehicle orientation options : may use a straight row, side-by-side, circle, triangle or perpendicular orientation. CONTAINERS: 15-20 containers to be used. Container orientation options: may use a straight row, two straight rows, three straight rows, two staggered rows, three staggered rows, clusters or a circle. Points to Qualify 90 points Hides 3 hides; 1 hide is noted; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Blind Hides: Inaccessible Hides: Hide Height: 2 HIDES MUST BE BLIND NO Maximum of 4’ Time Limit 3:00 minutes Distractors Toy Food Consecutive Search Areas NONE Blank Searches NONE Odor Puzzle Requirements NONE See All The Levels IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Paired Odor Track | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Paired Odor Track Description This is where the hides placed within the search area will be a combination of a treat with a target odor hide vessel (e.g. a hot dog placed on top of a metal tin with scented cotton swabs within it ). This approach allows a dog to self-reward once they have correctly found the hide. Track-Specific Search Modifications These modifications supersede any requirements laid out in the rules. Containers must be open and accessible to the dog. There shall be no inaccessible hides. Hides elevated above the dog’s head must have a way for the dog to physically get to the hide. There will be no food distractors. Handlers must call “Alert” and reward their dog. IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Master Level | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Master Level REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL SEARCH: INTERIORS: Ideally a novel location (e.g. dog-friendly business, park, etc.). Interior space requirements: between 100- 1000 sq ft. EXTERIORS: Ideally a novel location (e.g. dog-friendly business, park, etc.). Exterior space requirements: between 100-1500 sq ft. VEHICLES: 4-6 vehicles to be used. Vehicle orientation options : may use a straight row, side-by-side, circle, triangle or perpendicular orientation. CONTAINERS : 20-25 containers to be used. Container orientation options: may use a straight row, two straight rows, three straight rows, two staggered rows, three staggered rows, scattered, clusters, or shapes (circle, square, U, S, etc.) or containers may be elevated. Points to Qualify 80 points Hides 5 total hides across three consecutive searches per Element; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Blind Hides: Inaccessible Hides: Hide Height: ALL HIDES MUST BE BLIND 1 per Element Maximum of 6’ Time Limit 7:00 minutes to complete all consecutive searches Distractors Toy Food People Sound Consecutive Search Areas YES; 3 consecutive searches per Element. Blank Searches YES - One in each Element Odor Puzzle Requirements Silly handler odor puzzle See All The Levels IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Odor Tracks | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Odor Tracks These are the odor tracks offered through Cyber Scent Work. ​ Teams may chose any odor track they like or mix and match. ​ NOTE: Information contained in the latest version of the Rules and Regulations ​ always takes precedence. IT IS EASY TO GET STARTED Create your account, register your dog and submit your entry - get started on the fun today! Get Started Now

  • Levels Offered | Cyber Scent Work, Inc.

    Levels Offered These are the levels offered through Cyber Scent Work, Inc. ​ To earn a level title, handlers must earn all of the Element Titles (e.g. Interior Beginner, Exterior Beginner, Vehicle Beginner and Container Beginner ) in the same Track (Food Track, Paired Odor Track or Odor Track ). ​ Teams may choose to start in any level they choose, but it is should be noted the levels are designed to be progressive. ​ NOTE: Information contained in the latest version of the Rules and Regulations always takes precedence. Beginner Level 2 hides; all hides noted; Birch (if using target odor) Learn More Novice Level 3 hides; 2 hides noted; Birch and Anise (if using target odor) Learn More Intermediate Level 3 hides; 1 hide is noted; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Learn More Advanced Level 4 total hides across three consecutive searches per Element; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Learn More Master Level 5 total hides across three consecutive searches per Element; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Learn More Expert Level Maximum of 10 total hides across three consecutive searches per Element; Birch, Anise and Clove (if using target odor) Learn More