Nosework Events

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: August 1 – September 5

Time: Video to be posted prior to 6:30pm EST on Thursday nights
Cost: $100/6 week session

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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

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, October 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

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, October 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

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, November 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $35

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Managing Time and Search Area: “Time and Space”

In this 2 hour clinic we will work on our skills both managing time and navigating a search area of various styles.  What should you spend your time on?  What have you effectively covered and what do you want to go back to check?  We will talk search strategies and patterns.  Join us for what is sure to be a popular topic!
Dates: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: Session 1 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Session 2 will open in the event session 1 fills and there is interest – 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Enrollment Limit: 6 students
Cost: $95

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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: September 29, 2019
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

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Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: October 19, 2019
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

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Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: November 10, 2019
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

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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

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

Date: October 26/27, 2019

Audit and waitlist spots are available.  Jean’s workshops have proven to have a lot of working time for the dogs at all levels, not to mention being information packed!

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: October 26 & 27, 2019
Cost: $275 for full day working spot; $85 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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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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