DOG SPECIALTY CLASSES

CANINE NOSE WORK DEMO

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This demonstration will introduce you to the sport of K9 Nose Work, and how to encourage and develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. Our K9 Nose Work classes are a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. High food or toy motivation is beneficial for K9 Nose Work. K9 Nose work is a new urban detection style sport where your dog learns to search for three specific odors in various environments.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FREE DEMO IS FOR HUMANS ONLY. Please DO NOT bring your dog with you.

FREE!

 

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INTRODUCTION TO NOSE WORK

This class teaches your dog the game of searching and teaches you the ability to recognize and reward your dog's searching behavior, keeping the game fun for you and your dog. This class builds searching skills, drive and enthusiasm while honing your handling skills. This class covers containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicle searches along with increasingly difficult searches.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a six-week course, approximately 1/2 to 1 hour per class (depending on number of students) and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of two levels of obedience classes (for example, Adolescent/Adult 1 and Adolescent/Adult 2, or Puppy 1 and Puppy 2)
  • Dog must be capable of handling confinement, being crated in class and away from their handlers
  • Proof of vaccinations

$210
$195 (ADL members)

 

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INTRODUCTION TO ODOR

This class blends the dog's scent discrimination skills, taught in the Introduction to Nose Work classes, with odor. All dogs are taught to identify the competitive odors, Birch, Anise, and Clove natural essential oils. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/ handler teamwork. We will work on more difficult searches, in all elements (interior, exterior, vehicle, containers), and work on handler skills, as preparation for the Odor Recognition Test and trials.

PLEASE NOTE:This is a six-week course, approximately 1/2 to 1 hour per class  (depending on number of students), and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of Introduction To Nose Work and Continuing Nose Work, or with instructor approval
  • Dogs must be capable of handling confinement, being crated in class and away from their handlers
  • Proof of vaccinations

$210
$195 (ADL members)

 

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CONTINUING and ADVANCED ODOR

This class advances the dog's scent discrimination skills taught in the Continuing Odor class. We will work on more difficult searches, pattern training, odor and wind, honing the skills and building stamina, handler leash skills, and how to cover a room in three minutes or less, trial preparation, converging odor, etc.

PLEASE NOTE:This is a six-week course, approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per class (dependent on number of students), and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of Introduction To Nose Work, Continuing Nose Work and Introduction To Odor. Dog should be on all three odors or with instructor approval.
  • Dogs must be capable of handling confinement, being crated in class and away from their handlers
  • Proof of vaccinations

$210
$195 (ADL members)

 

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.
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All dogs that come to A DOG'S LIFE for daycare, boarding or training that are recovering from and/or taking antibiotics for an illness or infection must also have written clearance from their vet stating that the dog is safe to be around other dogs (i.e. is not contagious).

 

 

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