Nosework

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Inspired by working detection dogs, Nosework is an exciting and enjoyable search and scenting activity for dogs of all ages. While the main focus is for the dog and handler to be having fun, this new sport brings out the canine’s natural instinct to use his nose and helps build the dog’s confidence and focus, providing a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through both mental stimulation and physical exercise. These Nosework classes are suitable for all dogs with the exception of human-aggressive dogs.

Introductory Nosework

This class is for dogs that are new to Nosework and teaches the foundation skills necessary to progress in this sport whether for personal enjoyment or for competition while at the same time strengthening the bond between dog and handler. As the dog’s skills increase, new challenges and dynamics in the search setting are introduced, beginning the underlying foundation to help build the dog’s confidence working around obstacles and in different search environments. This class may be repeated several times.

Please Bring: Lots of treats (or toys, if your dog does not like food), crate, and a buckle collar.

Class Requirements:

Dog must have completed a Cardunal Beginners Obedience class (there may be exceptions at the discretion of the Nosework instructor).

 

Intermediate Nosework: BAC

Dogs in this class are on the odors of Birch, Anise and Clove. This class builds on the foundational skills learned in the previous Intermediate Nosework classes as we continue exercises and search challenges to build the dog’s confidence and search skills. Nosework is a team effort. As the dogs continue to learn, the handlers continue to develop techniques for supporting their dogs in the search, and to improve their ability to read their dog. This class may be repeated several times.

Please Bring: Lots of treats (or toys, if your dog does not like food), crate, and a buckle collar.

Class Requirements:

Dog must have completed the Intermediate Nosework: BAC class, and have approval of the Nosework instructor

 

Intermediate Nosework: BACMV

Dogs in this class are on the odors of Birch, Anise, Clove, Myrrh, and Vetiver. This class continues to build on the foundational skills learned in previous Intermediate Nosework classes as we continue exercises and search challenges to build the dog’s confidence and search skills. The dog’s commitment to odor obedience continues as handlers continue development of a keen sense of reading their dog, thus better understanding their dog’s search behavior. This class may be repeated several times.

Class Requirements:

Dog must have completed the Intermediate Nosework: BACMV class, and have approval of the Nosework instructor.

Please note: we must insist that all dogs be crated or in your car when they are not searching. There are 2 reasons for this:

  1. Safety is first and foremost. Dogs are not allowed to interact or go nose-to-nose before, during or after class in order to keep them focused on the sport. All dogs are crated when it’s not their turn to work the search area and only one dog works at a time.
  2. It’s important that you understand that you’ll learn so much by observing other dogs work and you really can’t do that if you’re dealing with your own dog

Class Fees:

Non-Member $95.00

Repeat Non-Member $80.00

Member $30.00