Nosework Events

Supplemental Training Opportunities

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, June 28, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

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Vroom! @ PACE

This workshop will consist of 4 hours of vehicle exploration.  It is REQUIRED that you provide a vehicle to participate in this workshop.  Dogs will be crated inside.
Dates: June 29, 2019
Time: Session 1 9:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $95 – FULL

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Close Calls with Close Hides

This clinic will focus on being successful when hides are in close proximity.  We will discuss cast offs, building expectations and handling.  This 2 hour clinic will be accompanied by a video lecture that will allow us to get right to work during the clinic ensuring maximum working time.
Dates: July 13, 2019
Time: Session 1 9:00am-11:00pm; Session 2 will open following Session 1 if there is interest
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, July 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

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Stairway to Heaven

This clinic will focus on high hides.  Suspended, against a wall, on top of a surface, we will discuss them all in this 2 hour clinic!  To ensure maximum working time, this clinic will be accompanied by a video lecture which will allow us to jump right into the work.
Dates: August 3, 2019
Time: Session 1 9:00am-11:00pm; Session 2 will open following Session 1 if there is interest
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, August 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

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Virtual On-line Class

This class will meet Thursday evenings at 5:30 on Facebook Live.  There will be no produced video – just live lecture as if you were attending class in person.  Each student can submit 1 video for review per week on the lesson topic.
Dates: June 6 – July 11
Time: 5:30 pm
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Cost: $100

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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: July 14, 2019
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

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Mock on the Farm

Full Mock Trial held at the farm in Rehoboth, MA.  All elements will be included in a trial-like experience.  NW1 – NW3

Dates: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am – Finish
Cost: $55/dog

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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

Jason Heng is coming back!

Join us in welcoming Jason Heng, CNWI back to Mass! Jason will be teaching 2 full day Coaching Sessions at The Dog’s PACE in Franklin, MA!

A Coaching Workshop is a student driven day where the instructor chooses exercises to best suit the needs of the group.  Groups are kept limited to provide maximum working opportunity.  We anticipate tons of work, and fun!

Date: August 17 & 18, 2019
Cost: $250 for full day working spot; $80 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.

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Save the Date… AGAIN!  Jean Richardson is coming back!

Date: October 26/27, 2019

More information will become available as we get it and registration will open soon.  Jean’s workshops have proven to have a lot of working time for the dogs at all levels, not to mention being information packed!

Intensive Classes

Box Crushers Anonymous  – An INTENSIVE Series Class

Does your dog use a paw to tell you he’s found the hide?  Want to avoid receiving faults at trial?  Join us for an INTENSIVE class working on exactly that!  We will discuss alternate forms of alert behavior and fading the ever troublesome paw.

Dates: August 4, 11 & 25 2019
Time: 10:00 am – (approximately) 12:00 pm
Cost: $275

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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).

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