Introduction to K9 Nose Work.

2/20/2018 - 5/1/2018 @ 6:30 PM at Companion Animal Hospital with Christie Vereide ANWI | View Map

Crate Prerequisite: Dogs must be crate trained to participate in nose work classes. Your dog doesn't need to be quiet in his or her crate, but will need to be comfortable staying in the crate or in your car (weather permitting) between turns.

K9 Nose work classes encourage dogs to use their instinctive scenting abilities. Nose games are great confidence builders for shy or timid dogs, and a great way to exercise high-drive or excitable dogs too! Due to the nature of this class, dog-reactive dogs who can be safely crated in the presence of others are welcome to participate. Class is also suitable for older or handicapped dogs - this sport is truly open to everyone! Class will focus on increasing your dog's problem-solving abilities, with lots of fun scent challenges as dogs become more adept.  

Our Beginning K9 Nose Work class builds all of the critical problem-solving skills necessary for dogs to succeed in the sport of K9 Nose Work. This class will build your observational skills. Some of the puzzles we introduce as dogs progress through their Nose Work career include elevated hides, vehicle searches, off-leash searches (in safely secured areas only), threshold hides, outdoor searches, converging odor, corner hides, multiple hides, searching amongst distraction, handling challenges, and more. In this beginning class, dogs will be introduced to odor puzzles, building search drive, and container searches.

What to bring: Please bring your dog's crate and a wide variety of high-value treats such as cheeseburger chunks, roasted chicken, tuna, or blue cheese. Do not bring dry/commercial treats to this class. If your dog prefers toys over food, please bring several of his favorite toys as well.
Session Notes:
Class meets every other week. Crates are not available at this facility, so please plan to bring your own crate or to crate out of your car each week.
Session Details:
Cost: $180.00
Length: 6 - 1 hour 30 minute lessons
Size: up to 6

Upcoming Sessions:
Tuesday 2/20/2018 @ 6:30 PM with Christie Vereide ANWI at Companion Animal Hospital
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