Zephyr a red and white alskan klee kai in a blue harness looking at his handler

CreScent Service Dogs Inc. offers private, in-person or online distance learning lessons. Using Zoom, a free video conference program, we coach owners how to train their own service dogs, and owners who wish to learn scent detection dog sports for fun.

For all service dog teams, once all task and obedience training is completed, each team will follow the strict video submission guidelines for scent task testing and public access testing, if not in person or in a live video session with the trainer. Upon completion of training and successful testing, each service dog team receives a certificate of completion.

Luna a grey and white alaskan klee kai looking up at her handler

At CreScent Service Dogs Inc., we strongly believe in nurturing a trusting and respectful relationship with your dog. As such, we put the utmost priority on ensuring your dog is trained using scientifically-proven, efficient, ethical, humane, evidence-based and fun methods. There will be NO use of force, pain, intimidation, or fear! Please see the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's (AVSAB) Position Statement on Rewards Based Training here.

A small black and white alaskan klee kai puppy in a pink harness sitting in a mailbox

Christina recommends all dog owners review Companion Animal Psychology article on How to Choose A Dog Trainer. Additionally, the Pet Professional Guild provides a wealth of information about force-free training, including providing a trainer search feature. Fear Free® and Low Stress Handling® are excellent resources for finding veterinary care, trainers, groomers, and other pet care professionals, and with Fear Free®, you can learn how to make your own home fear-free for your companion animals!


As a person with Celiac, Christina intimately knows the risks of cross-contact and the long-lasting, negative effects of accidental ingestion of gluten. With her decade of experience in scent detection sports, a completed internship with a professional gluten/allergen detection service dog trainer, and her dedication to ongoing professional development and continuing education, she understands that proper handling of odor is essential to the success of the gluten/allergen detection service dog. In training gluten/allergen detection, it is of utmost importance to never use a powdered form of any allergen.


Lessons may be 1-hour or 30-minutes in duration
No Refunds

Prepaid Package:  $90/hour

(sold in 4, 8, or 12 hour packages. Renewable. Hours must be used within 90-days of purchase.) 

Month-to-Month:  $75/hour

(2-month minimum, sold in 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 hour options) 

Consulting:  $120/hour

Temperament Evaluation:   $225 (one dog) 

(Non-refundable payment is due at the start of the evaluation. On average, individual assessments take 2.5 hours, including the video-conference or in-person portion of approximately 30-minutes, a video review and written report. 

The report will be provided to the client.)

Litter Evaluations:

Non-refundable deposit is due at the start of the evaluation:

$75 for one puppy

$100 for up to 3 puppies

$125 for up to 6 puppies

$150 for up to 8 puppies

$175 for up to 10 puppies

If one suitable prospect exists in a litter, a video review will be conducted, and a written report will be provided. Total fee (deposit to be deducted, balance due upon completion of the assessment):

$225 for one puppy

$275 for up to 3 puppies

$300 for up to 6 puppies

$325 for up to 8 puppies

$350 for up to 10 puppies

Scent Detection Training for Dog Sports
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