(4 weeks, $90)
Dogs 6 months and older
Did you know 1/3 of a dog’s brain is dedicated to sorting out scents? NoseWork gives the dogs an opportunity to use these innate abilities!
This is a fun sport that ANY dog can do. One Sheltie started NoseWork at age twelve! There are five levels for the dogs and handlers to complete; if you are hooked, we offer an ongoing competition/trial readiness class. This is a fun and fascinating class that teaches you more about your dog’s natural abilities.
Level 1 – learning to search puzzles with Birch odor
Level 2 – Intro to Anis and interior puzzles
Level 3 – Intro to Clove, containers, chairs and tables
Level 4 – Intro to Myrrh, & Vetiver, exteriors (weather permitting), Corners and Walls,
Level 5 – Intro to vehicles, and more complex puzzles in interior and exterior elements.
Advanced NoseWork: This class is for teams that have done all 5 levels of NoseWork and enjoy the game. There is no pressure to trial, it is social event that is fun for both handlers and dogs.
Trial Ready!: This class is for teams who want to go to trial with their dogs. We will focus on search strategies, complex (at times) hides and helping the dog and handlers be prepared for trial.