Our Story

The SightScent™ mapping system was created out of frustration! Our Peggy (14-year old Rough/Border Collie mix) has had greatly decreasing vision and hearing as she ages. We inherited 14-year old Alfie (Papillon/Maltese mix), who is similarly deteriorating. But it wasn't until our beloved Enzo (7-year old black Pug) went totally blind and deaf from SARDS within a few weeks that we really knew we had to do something.

Enzo the Pug

Many of the tools used to assist blind dogs would not work for Enzo because of his contemporaneous deafness. It was heart wrenching to see him sit in the middle of a room with his head hung. Standing motionless for long periods of time with his tail uncurled, a sure sign of unhappiness. Robbed of his hearing and vision in the prime of his life, Enzo came to rely on his sense of smell.

The SightScent™ system of Bkinz™ was created through much research, trial and error in an effort to assist these family members.  Our other three dogs who do not have any deficits also approve! All three dogs have regained a sense of control and dignity in their lives. Enzo's tail is curled again!

Our goal at SightScent™ is to give families like ours the tools they need to give their blind or vision-impaired pets a new sense of control and independence. By allowing your pets to navigate their world more freely, SightScent™ opens the door to a long and fulfilling life. We know that no matter how much you love your pets, you can't be with them at every second. Our product helps to ease that worry by giving you the peace of mind to know that your cherished pets have the tools they need to navigate their environment safely even in your absence.

How it Works

Scent 1

Use this earthy scent blend to mark destinations such as water bowls, food bowls, beds, crates, toys, and doors to outside.

Scent 2

This lemony scent blend is used to mark pathways and areas that are safe and clear for your pet to travel confidently.

Scent 3

The final scent uses minty scent blends to communicate locations and items that are off-limits or unsafe for your pet.

How it is Made

Our crafted scents are responsibly sourced, small batch processed, and include blends of Himalayan cedar oil, lemongrass, and spearmint. They are all natural and homeopathic, specifically formulated to be pleasant and distinct yet not greatly noticeable to humans. All of our scents are non-irritating and non-toxic to cats and dogs. Absolutely no clove oil is used.

​The Bkinz markers are not pre-scented because it's very important that you assess your own pet's tolerance level.  You will be able to determine how much scent your pet needs in order to alert to the Bkinz. Reapply as needed so you can control the program for your dog or cat.

Made with only non-toxic, pleasantly scented ingredients, SightScent™ products are safe, effective, and empathetic to you and your pets' needs.

Tips and Tricks

Pace Yourself

You know your pet best. Please proceed at a pace that helps them succeed and build confidence. It's important to reach success with your first scent before introducing Scent #2. Proceed to Scent #3, the "no go" scent only after your pet has learned the first two. Begin mapping with the higher priority target items first.

Plan Ahead

Remove obstacles from areas where your pet needs to go, creating safe zones and paths.

Think about your Bkinz™ pathways and destination markers before you place them. It is important to establish a safe zone that is comfortable and safe, like a retreat zone.

Patience is Key

Start with one scent at a time and move on to the next scent only after your pet has mastered the first scent. Training is important and may take some time.

For more tips and tricks, download our instruction guide below.

SightScent™ was developed because our pug went deaf and blind within three weeks. We all know how hard it is to train Pugs, that’s for sure!

We found that the best way to train your pet to use the Bkinz™ markers is to repetitively place your pet by the water bowl where they can smell the Bkinz. They will begin to associate the smell with the particular item.

Similarly, placing your pet by the threshold of the door and allowing them to sniff the beacon and then gently moving them over the threshold gives them the idea that that is their navigational point.

After several months, Our Enzo was actually able to jump off of a couch onto the floor with the assistance of the scent markers. Although Pugs don’t have the greatest sense of smell, they will begin to associate that smell with the target item if you simply place them in front of it and let them recognize where they are.


"I had a patio deck built at my backyard door. SightScent helped my blind dog navigate from the backyard door to the patio stair entrance. I only needed to use it for a few days. He has the route mapped out in his head now."

- Amazon Verified Customer

"My fur baby suddenly list her vision. This product really helps her navigate and become re familiarized w her environment. I’m following the instructions.. starting with scent number 1 and adding scent 2 and 3 gradually. I’m a satisfied customer thus far."

- Amazon Verified Customer

"I wasn’t expecting much for my blind boy, but I have really been surprised. I placed the markers and encouraged him a few times and he got it! He feels more in control—thanks."

- Amazon Verified Customer

"I wasn’t expecting much for my blind boy, but I have really been surprised. I placed the markers and encouraged him a few times and he got it! He feels more in control—thanks."

- Etsy Customer


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