Beginning K9 Scent Work Foundations

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.

Note: This class is aimed at new trainer/dog teams and these teams will get registration preference.  You may repeat this class if slots are available and with instructor’s permission.

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 is meant to be repeated, so you will get the chance to see a wide variety of skill levels from beginning dogs to experienced searchers, which will build your observational skills. Some of the puzzles we introduce as dogs progress 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.  

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 bleu 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 Details:
Cost: $150.00
Length: 6 - 1 hour sessions
Size: up to 4

Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday 3/14/2018 @ 7:45 PM with Denise Koster at K-M Regional Veterinary Hospital
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