6 WEEK SET CLASSES
INTRO TO K9 Nose Work®
For dogs that are new to Nose Work, this intro class sets the foundation of independent hunting, building motivation to search while laying the ground work for important skills going forward! This first session is taught entirely with food and/or toys, ensuring that dogs have a clear understanding of driving to source and confident problem solving before moving on to odor. Dogs must be able to be crated calmly either in the building or in your car.
Next Session at 4-Legged Friends, starts:
SEPT 10 at 6:00 PM! (No Classes, Oct 8 or 15)
And please complete the NEW CLIENT QUESTIONNAIRE
NOSE WORK ODOR 2
Dogs have established a strong foundation for searching for target odor, now we will introduce more complex problems, work on leash handling and search strategies and discuss recognition of changes of behavior and when to call 'alert.' All 4 elements will be covered. We also discuss the importance of odor hygiene and understanding odor movement. Intro to Odor is pre-requisite for this course.
Next Session starts at 4-Legged Friends:
SEPT 10 at 4:00 PM (No Classes, Oct 8 or 15)
CONTINUING NOSE WORK
For dogs that have an established understanding of odor this class adds in new elements, solidifies the dogs drive to source and begins to rely less on pairing and more on staying at source and waiting for reward. Searches become larger and more complex and skills such as elevation and converging odor are introduced.
Intro to Odor or a demonstrated understanding of all 3 odors are prerequisite for this class.
NEXT SESSION at Kamp Kitty, starts:
SEPT 12 at 4PM & 6PM
ADVANCED TRIAL PREP
This class is for teams that are ready to grow their skills working harder problems in more complex settings. All classes will be taught either at our farm in Clear Spring, MD or at another nearby farm location. You'll get lots of experience working on harder odor problems, higher numbers of hides, bigger areas all in much more naturally distracting settings! We only have parking for 6, so classes are limited to six individuals. On hot days or rainy days we have shady/covered locations to keep dogs crated (no need to bring your own crate, we have plenty). Otherwise, dogs can be kept in cars between runs or can be kept inside the main class building, if they can be crated quietly.
NEXT SESSION at BIG SPRING FARM, starts: