Nosework

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Ready, Set, Sniff!

 

Nosework is a brand-new, scent-based canine sport. Just like dogs trained for drugs or explosives detection, Nosework expects a dog to hunt for, find, and show the source of hidden odor (essential oils) under various conditions such as in containers and vehicles, indoors and outdoors.

Note about all classes:  Depending on the class, classes may stay at the same level for several sessions or more.  Students will stay with their "flights" unless moved to a more appropriate class as per their skill level.  Classes will progress based on the needs and appropriateness for the dogs.

Nosework Classes

Intro to Nosework

Intro to Nosework

 Ready to learn about Nose Work?  The focus of this class is to build the foundation skills and build the dog's intensity to hunt. Birch will be introduced.  Work your way up from boxes to simple interior/exterior searches.
 
  1. SENT KIT - This is a required purchase and will be available for sale at the first class.
  2. TREATS - Soft, yummy treats (cut up small). We personally like the string cheese sticks and the precooked meatballs you find in the freezer section of your local grocery store
  3. 4-6 FT LEASH - (nylon or leather)
  4. FLAT BUCKLE COLLAR - NO pinch, choke/slip, head halters, or ‘no-pull’ harnesses during searches.
  5. ½-inch to 1-inch ringed binder plus 8 dividers – To keep handouts in.

Nosework : Elements

Intro to Elements:

In this class your dog will get exposed to all elements (Containers, Interiors, Exteriors and Vehicles).  Basic skills will be covered with an emphasis on Confidence and Motivation.  Dogs will be introduced to Anise and Clove.  Some classes may be held off site.

 

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Nosework 1:

This class will get you ready for NW1.  Students will prepare for Odor Recognition Tests and will work all four elements (Interiors, Exteriors, Containers, and Vehicles).  Advanced skills will be introduced.  Classes may include off site locations.

Nosework 2

Nosework 2:

Students will start to prepare for the upper levels of training by building stamina for longer and more complicated searches. Learn the advanced skills of Nose Work including distractions, converging odor, inaccessible hides and elevation.  Emphasis will be on handler skills in preparation for competition at NW2.  Classes may include off site locations.

Nosework 3:

Nosework 3:

Get ready to fine tune the advanced skills and prepare for NW3 competition.  Students will learn how to clear search areas with unknown number of hides.  Focus will be on fine tuning handler skills and increased difficulty of hides and search areas.  Classes may include off site locations.

 

Note about all classes:  Depending on the class, classes may stay at the same level for several sessions or more.  Students will stay with their "flights" unless moved to a more appropriate class as per their skill level.  Classes will progress based on the needs and appropriateness for the dogs.

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Below is list of currently running and upcoming classes
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Event Event Date Individual Price Capacity Register
Nosework III: Fr 9/29/17 09-29-2017 7:30 pm $170.00 8
Nosework Elements - Fr 9/29/17 09-29-2017 7:15 pm $170.00 6
Intro to Nosework: Fr 9/29/17 09-29-2017 6:00 pm $160.00 7
Nosework: All Levels - Daytime We 9/6/17 09-06-2017 1:30 pm $160.00 6
Nosework III: Fr 7/28/17 07-28-2017 7:30 pm $170.00 8
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Intro to Nosework: Fr 7/28/17 07-28-2017 6:00 pm $160.00 7
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Nosework: All Levels - Daytime We 7/12/17 07-12-2017 1:30 pm $160.00 6
We are no longer accepting registration for this event