Trial Prep Classes

Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Prep
 

Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Prep is for teams preparing for an Odor Recognition Test (or equivalent in other venues).  Dogs and handlers will focus on container searches.  All aspects of preparing for the test will be gone over in class and teams will be introduced to blind searches.   Threshold work, leash handling, time pressure, distractions and a thorough knowledge of ORT rules are just some of the things that will be covered in this class.  Time will be spent observing other teams and discussing each search.  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

 
NW1 Trial Prep
 

NW1 Trial Prep is for teams preparing for NACSW NW1 trials (or their equivalent in other venues).  Dogs and handlers will work on and off leash searching containers, interiors, vehicles and exteriors.  The focus of this class is preparing teams for competition.  Threshold work, leash handling, time pressure, distractions and a thorough knowledge of trial rules are just some of the things that will be covered in this class.  Time will be spent observing other teams and discussing each search. 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

 

NW2 Trial Prep
 

NW2 Trial Prep is for teams preparing for NACSW NW2 trials (or their equivalent in other venues).  Dogs and handlers will work on and off leash searching containers, interiors, vehicles and exteriors.  The focus of this class is preparing teams for competition.  Threshold work, leash handling, time pressure, distractions, building stamina and a thorough knowledge of trial rules are just some of the things that will be covered in this class.  Time will be spent observing other teams and discussing each search. All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending). 

 

  • Prerequisite:  NW1 title

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

 

NW3 Trial Prep
 

NW3 Trial Prep is for teams preparing for NACSW NW3 trials (or their equivalent in other venues).  Dogs and handlers will work on and off leash searching containers, interiors, vehicles and exteriors.  The focus of this class is preparing teams for competition.  Threshold work, leash handling, time pressure, distractions, building stamina, introducing blank searches and a thorough knowledge of trial rules are just some of the things that will be covered in this class.  Time will be spent observing other teams and discussing each search. All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending). 

 

  • Prerequisite:  NW2 title

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

 

Elite Trial Prep
 

Elite Trial Prep is for teams preparing for NACSW Elite trials (or their equivalent in other venues).  Dogs and handlers will work on and off leash searching containers, interiors, vehicles and exteriors.  The focus of this class is preparing teams for competition.  Threshold work, leash handling, time pressure, distractions, building stamina, blank searches and a thorough knowledge of trial rules are just some of the things that will be covered in this class.  This class will likely travel in order to search as many unique Elite-type areas as possible.  Time will be spent observing other teams and discussing each search. All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending). 

 

  • Prerequisite:  NW3-ELT title

  • Session Length:  6 weeks

  • Length of class:  Approx. 1 hour

  • Cost:  $150

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