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Nose Work Classes

INTRO TO NOSE WORK
Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Some of the many benefits of K9 Nose Work are:
  • Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches
  • Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog
  • No prior training is required and no obedience is needed
  • In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest crated or safely in a vehicle between searches so that reactive dogs can enjoy the activity as well
  • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches
  • Stronger bonds between dog & handler are created as the handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon her dog 
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PRICE: $140      LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)
INTRO TO ODOR & CONTINUING NOSE WORK
In these classes we will introduce dogs to hunting for target odors. Search areas will expand and handler skills of observation and search area navigation will be developed.

PREREQUISITE: K9 Nose Work level 1 (or comparable experience)
Working dogs & handlers must have completed Intro to Nose Work and/or been actively training for at least five weeks.

PRICE: $140 LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)