K9 Nose Work ® Classes

Introduction to K9 Nose Work ®

All dogs will start in Introduction to K9 Nose Work ®.  In this class your dog will be encouraged to use his nose to hunt.  Dogs will learn to search boxes and various containers scattered throughout a search area. Searches will become more difficult and they will learn to solve puzzles to get to the source of the odor. Dogs will become more confident in doing this and will have FUN!  Handlers learn to read their dog, and see what they look like when they've caught odor. This class is excellent for nervous/shy dogs and also great for dogs that don’t do well in a regular class setting.  Please contact your instructor before class if your dog needs extra space.  Most dogs are very comfortable searching without the help of their handler by the end of this class.  All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending).

  • Prerequisite:  None

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

 

K9 Nose Work ® Introduction to Odor

This class is for dogs that have completed the Introduction to K9 Nose Work ® class.  We will introduce the first odor (birch) to the teams.  The focus of this class is adding birch to both container and interior searches.  Dogs and handlers will work on and off leash.  Dogs will continue to build confidence and handlers will learn leash handling skills, when to support their dog and when to give space and will continue to learn to read their dogs.  All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending).

  • Prerequisite:  Introduction to K9 Nose Work ®

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

 

Introduction to Vehicles & Exteriors

These classes are for dogs and handlers teams that have completed the K9 Nose Work ® Introduction to Odor class. In this class we will begin to work outdoors, which adds a whole new level of distraction to the searches.  Teams will begin to search both vehicles and exterior areas.  All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending).

  • Prerequisite:  K9 Nose Work ® Introduction to Odor

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

 

K9 Nose Work ® Continuing Odor Classes

These classes are for dogs and handlers teams that have completed the K9 Nose Work ® Introduction to Odor class. We will continue to work with Birch but expand the dog’s search areas and skills. We will work in all four elements—containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicle searches. Additional odors, anise and clove, will be added as the team advances. Each level is progressively more challenging. Teams in these classes can look forward to competing with their dog or continuing to enjoy Nose Work as a rewarding hobby.  All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending).

  • Prerequisite:  K9 Nose Work ® Introduction to Odor

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

 

Nose Work FUN!

 

Nose Work FUN! is a drop-in K9 Nose Work ® Continuing Odor class.  We will work in all four elements and all three odors will be used (depending on dogs in class).  This class is a great option for those with fluctuating schedules.  This is also a great class to check out if you have taken classes elsewhere and would like to join our program.

Students can pay per class or purchase a package and use credits from package.  Pre-registration is required!!

 

**Package credits expire 6 months from date of purchase - no exceptions!

 

  • Prerequisite:  K9 Nose Work ® Introduction to Odor

  • Session Length:  weekly

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $22 per class or credit from package

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