Intro to ScentWork–Level I Follow the Nose
This class is open to dogs of all ages. This foundation class introduces the concept of the game, builds handler observation skills and timing, and gets dogs focused. Food or a toy are used to build a hunting drive while keeping the game fun, building confidence, and burning lots of mental and physical energy.
Intro to Odor–Level II The Nose Knows
This class is open to those who have taken Intro to Scentwork. It will begin by going back to basics and repeating many of the exercises from the Intro class, but instead of food, an odor is introduced. We start with Birch as the first target odor. Searches expand in difficulty and observation skills along with leash handling will expand. The class will be focusing on containers and interiors and includes one drop-in weekend training. *Participants receive the birch odor with their scent kit!
Intro to Vehicles And Exteriors–Level III The Nosey K9
This class is open to those who have taken Intro to Odor. Continue to challenge your dog in the fun game of ScentWork with the Level III class. Dogs will be presented with buried hides and vehicle searches. With more distractions and more odors to add to the game, your dog will love these new challenges. *Participants receive two additional scents!
ScentWork Practice & Drop In [This will be offered again Fall 2023]
"Drop-In" means you can show up whenever you want within the timeframe set aside for practices...every week, once a month...whatever you want. Drop-in is an opportunity for handlers and their dogs that have already attended a 307K9 Intro to ScentWork to have dedicated time to practice the skills they are working on. It is expected that you and your dog already know the basic skills of the topic of the drop-in.
***If you've attended other Scent Work or Nose Work type classes please email me first.***