K9 Nose Work Classes

K9 Nose Work Classes

K9 Nose Work Classes Attendees: Limited to 6-7 dogs Length: 6 weekly sessions Time: 50min. per class Tuition: – Intro and Intermediate Nose Work: $175 (per 6-week class) – Competition Nose Work: $160 (per 6-week class) Prereqs:  Prescreen via registration Special Notes: Dogs will be confined for parts of class. If your dog is uncomfortable with confinement please contact us. K9 Nose Work is a newer dog sport but its popularity has been skyrocketing. The sport was designed to mimic professional detection dog skills, such as drug or bomb sniffing, for the average pet dog. Nose Work has taken off in popularity for good reason. Every dog has a nose, and every dog loves to sniff! From the dog’s perspective, they get to run around and sniff and get rewards for doing so. From the owner’s perspective, their dog is working hard being physical and solving problems. This equals a tired dog! It is a win, win situation for everyone involved! K9 Nose Work is open to all dogs, even dogs with disabilities or behavioral issues. At higher experience levels, competitions for titles are possible. **See the right sidebar for upcoming classes**   Intro to Nose Work Our Intro to Nose Work class shows you how to teach your dog to find a hidden scent in a room, using their natural abilities to hunt things out with their nose. Nose Work is very mentally enriching, tiring, and a great sport even if you live in a small home without a lot of space. Intermediate Nose Work Now that your dog knows how to follow her nose, it’s time to make the game...
Nosework Leash Handling Workshop

Nosework Leash Handling Workshop

Workshop Details Working Spots: Limited to 8 dogs and handlers Auditing Spots: Limited to 10 people Length:  2.5hrs Cost: Working Teams $60 Auditors $30 Prereqs: Dogs need to be working on odor to participate, and be able to be confined in crate or car. Nosework Leash Handling Workshop Are you and your nose work partner always tripping each other up? It’s much more fun to dance together as a team instead of colliding. Come to this 2.5 hour workshop to practice a variety of leash handling skills. This workshop is suitable for teams of all levels, as long as your dog is working on odor. Working spots are limited to 8 for optimal learning from all teams. Dogs must be comfortable being crated inside or confined in the car while other dogs are working. When: Saturday December 10, 2016 from 10am-12:30pm Where: Synergy Behavior Solutions, 2127 NW York St., Portland, OR. Fee: Working Team: $60 | Auditor (no dog): $30 (Registration link) About the Instructor Sara McLoudrey became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in 2012, soon after she was introduced to the sport. Since then she has enjoyed teaching a variety of K9 Nose Work group classes, workshops and seminars. Sara currently competes with her American Water Spaniel, Rizzo in NACSW trials. Rizzo has earned her NW3, NW3-I, NW3-C, NW3-E, NW3-C, L1-C, L1-I, L1-E and L2-V titles. Team Rizzo consistently places in individual elements and the overall trials, earning 3rd place overall for her NW2 and 2nd place overall for her NW3. She also titled her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Dara for her NW1. Dara came out of her obedience career retirement, and loved...