K9 NOSE WORK®
K9 NOSE WORK®
MIXED LEVEL CLASSES
3 WEEKS / 3 HRS PER WEEK
INSTRUCTOR: NICOLE REUSSER-HILLBRECHT
2016 CLASS DATES
This is a mixed course of Level 1: Intro to Nose Work and Level 2: Intro To Odor.
In this combined level course, those brand new to Nose Work will learn the foundations while those working on odor will gain new skills.
This official NACSW class is designed for all dogs of all ages and sizes. We accept puppies from 12 weeks and encourage you to bring your seniors as well. This beginning course will introduce both you and your dog to the game of K9 Nose Work®. We start with boxes and your dog's favorite treat or toy. We gradually build up your dog's desire to hunt for the primary motivator. The dogs and handlers will work in a variety of environments with instruction about how to handle the changes to ensure success for the dog. This is a game! Let's have fun!
What is Nose Work®? Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. The activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. The art and practice of Nose Work® has now reached dogs of all shapes and sizes and has made basic search dog skills available to companion dogs, creating a new urban sport arena for dog enthusiasts. Whether you are doing Nose Work as an activity to burn energy and have fun with your dog or you would like to eventually compete in the sport of K9 Nose Work® (governed by The National Association of Canine Scent Work®) this class is the perfect way to start!
Dogs of all sizes, shapes, breeds and temperaments are able to participate in K9 Nose Work® class. There are no obedience requirements or special skills needed to begin this fun sport! All you need is aHUNGRY and motivated dog (Please don't feed your dog the day of class or feed a reduced meal. And please don't tire out your dog before class). You will also need: a SIX FOOT LEASH, a CRATE (where your dog will rest between runs, all dogs must be crate-trained), a regular FLAT COLLAR or traditional harness, a quick-draw TREAT POUCH, a water BOWLand most importantly SUPER HIGH VALUE TREATS! For toy motivated dogs please also bring your HIGH VALUE TOY!