Nosework is its own sport where we teach you to train your dog to alert to a particular odor, which you (or someone else) can hide in various places. This is the bomb and drug detection sport for pet people. Same kind of training, only we are using legally obtainable scents. They are not looking for human scent articles, though they are smart enough to know the difference if you are wanting to train both skills.
Our next beginner nosework seminar will take place Saturday, Sept 26th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and then another will be at 1:00-4:00 pm. This seminar is geared to all dogs and handlers, dogs are out individually for their turns so do not have to work well with other dogs around. You only need to take one half day seminar, the morning session and afternoon session are separate. All participants receive a scent kit as well to take home and continue training with! The seminar is a one time event and is $100.00
Once you've attended our seminar you can join our drop in sessions! We will have drop ins every other week in October and November, and will be taking a break over the holidays to resume in January. Drop ins are $30 each and you can attend as many as you like.
Drop in dates and the form to sign up will be coming soon!
What is article searching? Article searching is training your dog to find articles that have been dropped, thrown, or left behind that hold recent human scent. Your dog learns to search for them, then indicate with a down when they find them. Article searching is a great game to teach your dog to use their mental and physical energy!! It requires less from the dog and handler physically compared to tracking and can be a useful skill for them to know should you ever need to look for something left behind.
Our articles class runs for six weeks in length and will be both indoors and out. You can train articles in addition to tracking, or as it's own seperate game. If you are doing both they can be worked on at the same time, you do not need to finish one class before starting the other unless you want too for other reasons. This class is open to all dogs, no prior classes are required.
Dogs in this class do not have to have obedience skills, nor do they have to be good with other dogs as they are only out one at a time. Your dog does have to be food motivated for this class, we can help you with that if you feel your dog may not be as motivated as needed, just ask for some tips and tricks!
We will be running this class spring of 2021!
Tracking is not only good exercise for your dog but it will also stimulate their natural senses as they learn to hunt and seek out prey. In this course you will learn to teach your dog a new skill, which will give you both hours of enjoyment. You and your dog learn to problem solve together. Your dog should be able to work for toys or food to benefit most from this class. There is a physical element to this class, you will cover a lot of ground both laying tracks for classmates and running your own tracks with your dog.
The next set of tracking class will be the spring of 2021!
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