Nosework Events

New Pet Offerings

Something new: Attention and Play!

Here is an opportunity to let your friendly dog interact with some other friendly dogs and learn about appropriate dog to dog behavior.  We will also work on recalling your dogs away from other dogs and building their attention and focus.
Dates: February 2, 2020

Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $20

Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Training Opportunities

Virtual On-line Class

This is an extension of one of our regular classes, and is designed for those who cannot attend regular classes with us.  There will a video posted each Thursday with the lesson from the week.  It will feature some dog demos in addition to the lecture and the questions posed by the students in the live class.  Students of the online class are able to ask their own questions about the exercise via the appropriate thread on the FB grooup.  Each student can submit 1 video for review per week on that week’s lesson topic.
Dates: Ongoing
Time: Video to be posted prior to 6:30pm EST on Friday nights
Cost: $100/6 week session

Registration

Handling for Success

Here’s your handling clinic!  Come to discuss on and off leash handling choices, long line management, cast offs and covering the search area.  All things handling!  This clinic will be focused on the human end of the leash, and will have searches set up for you to practice handling strategy.
Dates: January 18, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM -10:00 AM (Session 1); 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Session 2 should Session 1 fill)
Cost: $95/team

Registration

Drop In Class: Foundations for the Competitive Nosework Dog

This class is intended to be an “add on” to your regular training class, no matter where you take it.  We will focus on keeping the foundation skills in your nosework dog sharp so you can work higher level problem solving in your regular classes.  This is particularly important for NW3 and Elite level dogs or if you do a fair amount of blind searching through your regular practice.  These classes will be held approximately once a month and pre-registration is required.  We will run the class with a minimum of 5 students, and we will cap the class at 8.  Classes are one hour long.  Come join us for a relaxed class focusing on fundamentals!
Dates: Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

Registration

Container Clinic (with Video Lecture)

Boxes, paint cans, tool boxes… oh my!  This is an opportunity to practice containers in a variety of set ups, and with a number of different distractors.  We will do a video lecture (provided a few days before the clinic) to ensure maximum working time during the clinic.
Dates: February 8, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM -11:00 AM (Session 1); 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Session 2 should Session 1 fill)
Cost: $95/team

Registration

Drop In Class: Foundations for the Competitive Nosework Dog

This class is intended to be an “add on” to your regular training class, no matter where you take it.  We will focus on keeping the foundation skills in your nosework dog sharp so you can work higher level problem solving in your regular classes.  This is particularly important for NW3 and Elite level dogs or if you do a fair amount of blind searching through your regular practice.  These classes will be held approximately once a month and pre-registration is required.  We will run the class with a minimum of 5 students, and we will cap the class at 8.  Classes are one hour long.  Come join us for a relaxed class focusing on fundamentals!
Dates: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

Registration

Searching with Independence Clinic

In this clinic, we will work on improving the independent focus and drive of your nose work dog.  If you are looking to build your dog’s confidence in moving away from you in pursuit of odor, this clinic is for you.  If you are looking to preserve your dogs already confident and independent ways, this clinic is for you!  We will play a series of games to promote this style of hunting.
Dates: February 29, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM -11:00 AM (Session 1); 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Session 2 should Session 1 fill)
Cost: $95/team

Registration

Inaccesible Hides Clinic (with video lecture)

Work on a variety of inaccesible hides during this clinic, as well as investigate how to identify them as the dog is negotiating the problem.  We will provide a video lecture (sent to you via email a day or two before the clinic) to ensure we get the maximum working time out of our clinic time.
Dates: March 21, 2020
Time:9:00 AM -11:00 AM (Session 1); 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Session 2 should Session 1 fill)
Cost: $95

Registration

 

Drop In Class: Foundations for the Competitive Nosework Dog

This class is intended to be an “add on” to your regular training class, no matter where you take it.  We will focus on keeping the foundation skills in your nosework dog sharp so you can work higher level problem solving in your regular classes.  This is particularly important for NW3 and Elite level dogs or if you do a fair amount of blind searching through your regular practice.  These classes will be held approximately once a month and pre-registration is required.  We will run the class with a minimum of 5 students, and we will cap the class at 8.  Classes are one hour long.  Come join us for a relaxed class focusing on fundamentals!
Dates: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is are supplemental training opportunities?

We are always offering some different training and learning opportunities for our students near and far, both online and in person.  These courses, workshops and clinics are designed to compliment your current training program.

Sniff Throughs and Mock Trials

Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: January 26, 2020
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

Registration

 

Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: Saturday February 15, 2020
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

Registration

 

Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: February 23, 2020
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

Registration

 

Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: March 22, 2020
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

Registration

What is it?

A sniff through is an opportunity to run through a trial-like environment with blind searching opportunities.  You and your dog will get to perform at least 4 searches, but we cannot guarantee that all 4 search elements will be represented.

Cost: $35 for the first run.

A mock trial is a simulation of a trial with all 4 search elements represented.

Cost: $55 per team

Runs are limited per event.  Dogs should be on odor, but all levels are welcome.

Workshops

1/2 and full day training opportunities

Tony Gravely, CNWI, NACSW Judge and Professional K9 Handler and Trainer

Date: March 7 & 8, 2020

Audit and working spots are available.

“Make your pup obedient to his nose” is the name of the game during this 8 hour workshop with pro k9 handler, Tony Gravely.  This day plans to pack hours of challenges for both dog and handler as Tony brings participants through a series of skill building exercises designed to have you reading and understanding your dog even better.

Date: March 7 & 8
Cost: $250 for full day working spot; $65 for full day audit
Working spots are limited to 10 teams per day with unlimited audit spots!  These spots are open to dogs of any level on odor, we will do our best to group dogs based on level.

To learn more about Tony, click here Registration

Intensive Classes

Elite Survival Guide

Learn what to expect or work to improve the skills you already have for competing at Elite level.  We will spend 3 weeks working elite skills.  We will push you to be able to interpret your dogs better, and teach your dogs how to better navigate problems.

*It is advised this class is taken alongside a foundations class but is not required.

Dates: February, 2, 9, & 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 am and will run 2-3 hours depending on group size
Cost: $275

Registration

What is an Intensive?

Intensive classes are like 3 workshops in one.  These classes meet once a week for 3 weeks in 2-3 hour sessions.  This gives us more focused time to dive deeply and investigate training problems and provide further understanding of principles for you and your dog.  Throughout the course, we will focus only on one topic related to competetive nosework.

Working spaces are limited to 6-8 students.  Audit spaces may be available.  Each intensive session includes at least 7.5 hours of very personal instruction at a discounted price, compared to 3 workshops (typically $95-150 each).

Past Events