Nosework Classes

At My Dog's Got Class, we have a variety of unique training opportunities including Specialty classes, Training Clinics to enhance your dog's learning, Training and Games, and Pet Therapy prep classes! Please see our school policies before registering. Any questions? Please contact us.

 

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K-9 Nose Work

Intro to Nosework: Level 1

Nose Work is an exciting, positive and fun new sport designed to channel dogs’ natural scenting abilities. Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This makes scent work the most natural thing any dog can do!
 

This sport is based on the foundation skills used in K9 detection work training, like bomb or drug detection. Classes focus on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of food and toys.
 

Whether you plan on working toward a title, providing your dog with a new challenge or doing it just for fun, it’s a great way for any dog to build confidence and burn lots of mental energy! Dogs are sniffing it up and having a BLAST! Find out how good your dog’s nose really is! This class is great for ELDERLY and REACTIVE dogs!

This 6-week class offers an introduction to the sport for dogs with no prior nose/scent work class experience.  This is the first level you must complete before registering for any other.

 

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Intro to Nosework: Level 2

In this class, we will continue building the foundation skills started in Intro to K9 Nose Work® 1. In addition, exterior and vehicle searches will be introduced and we will further refine the skills of the dog/handler teams by working on leash management techniques, practicing correct reward delivery and starting pattern searches.

 

Handlers will learn how to read their dog’s body language when working scent. We will discuss environmental factors affecting vehicle and exterior searches and continue to build the dog's focus and confidence in different environments. We will be working outside many of the sessions - please dress accordingly.

 

NOTE: Prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Intro to K9 Nose Work® 1.

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Nosework Intro to Odor: Level 1
 

In this class, we will introduce the dogs to the first odor, the essential oil of Birch. We begin by pairing Birch with the dog’s primary reward of food/treats to create a positive association between the odor and the reward. Proper handling of odor and the use of various objects to contain the odor will be taught. In addition, we will further refine the skills of the dog/handler teams by working on leash management techniques, practicing correct reward delivery and continuing pattern searches. Handlers will continue to learn how to read their dog’s body language when working scent.  In the last session we will conduct a mock Odor Recognition Test (ORT).

 

NOTE: Prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Intro to Nosework - 1 & 2 or prior experience approved by the instructors.

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Nosework Intro to Odor: Level 2

 

In this class, we will gradually begin to transition the dogs from “paired” hides (odor + reward) to “odor only” hides. This class will also prepare the teams for the NACSWTM – sanctioned Birch Odor Recognition Test (ORT).  We will continue to further refine the skills of the dog/handler teams by working on reading their dog’s body language, recognizing alert responses, reward skills, staying at odor drills. Leash management techniques as well as body positioning and movement will also be a focus.

NOTE: Prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Intro to Nosework 1 & 2, Nosework Intro to Odor, or prior experience approved by the instructors.

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Nosework - Continuing Odor

 

In this class, we will continue the transition of the dogs from “paired” hides (odor + reward) to “odor only” hides. Hide placements and search areas will become more complex and we will continue to expand the problem-solving skills of both dog and handler.  Leash management techniques as well as body positioning and movement will also be a focus.

NOTE: Prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Intro to Nose Work 1 & 2, Nose Work Intro to Odor 1 & 2, or prior experience approved by the instructors.

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