Nose Work

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Intro to Nose Work

An introduction to the new and exciting dog sport of K9 Nose Work®. Based on professional detection dog techniques, K9 Nose Work® is fun for dogs of all breeds, ages and personalities. Dogs start by searching for their favorite food or toy reward hidden in a variety of environments. It is a terrific way to allow your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn mental and physical energy. Handlers will start to see and learn how to read their dog’s body language when working scent.
Prerequisite: Dog must be comfortable in a crate while other dogs are working.

Class Session Start - End Location
Intro to Nose Work - Tuesday 3:00pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 27, 2021 - June 8, 2021 Area B1 Register
Intro to Nose Work - Thursday 3:15pm - Lisa Woodard April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 Area B1 Class Full


Nose Work - Intro to Odor

For dogs who have had an Intro to Nose Work class or the equivalent, this class will introduce the scent odors used in nose work. If your dog has done primary (searches) and is ready to learn the scents, this is the next class progression.
Prerequisite: Prior Nose Work Class or permission of the instructor.


Nose Work - Continuing Odor

This class is a level for dog’s who have completed Intro to Odor and are already on birch. We will be introducing the other two completion odors: Anise and Clove. In addition, there will be more challenging searches including blind hides (unknown to the handler), exteriors, interiors, containers and vehicles and further development of handler skills and starting to read search areas. If your dog has already begun Birch, Anise and Clove this is the class to strengthen their odor obedience to Birch, Anise and Clove.
Prerequisite: Intro to Nose Work and Intro to Odor or permission from instructor
Prerequisite: Intro to Nose Work and Intro to Odor or permission from instructor.

Class Session Start - End Location
Continuing Odor - Friday 5:45pm - Lisa Woodard April 30, 2021 - June 11, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Continuing Odor - Friday 3:15pm - Lisa Woodard April 30, 2021 - June 11, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Continuing Odor - Thursday 4:30pm - Lisa Woodard April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 Area B1 Class Full


Intermediate and Advanced Nose Work

Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. Intermediate course picks up where the Intro class left off. Advanced is for those students who are proficient on all odors used by either AKC or NASCW.
Prerequisite: Prior Nose Work Class or permission of the instructor.

Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 8:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 26, 2021 - June 14, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 7:00pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 26, 2021 - June 14, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Intermediate Nose Work - Monday 5:45pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 26, 2021 - June 14, 2021 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 3:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 26, 2021 - June 14, 2021 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 2:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis April 26, 2021 - June 14, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Friday 7:00pm - Lisa Woodard April 30, 2021 - June 11, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work (Continuing Students) - Friday 4:30pm - Lisa Woodard April 30, 2021 - June 11, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 7:00pm - Lisa Woodard April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 5:45pm - Lisa Woodard April 29, 2021 - June 10, 2021 Area B1 Register