Nosework Events

New Obedience Offerings

Everyday Manners – A Beginner Pet Obedience Class

  • This positive reinforcement training class is designed to help you attend to your dog’s training in basic everyday manners like, not jumping on guests, walking on a loose leash, coming when called and more!
  • The class will be taught outside at our facility, weather permitting.  Masks will be required and distance will be maintained.
  • The class is taught by PACE’s owner, Michele Ellertson who is an Animal Behavior College Graduate, Certified Nosework Instructor, Certifying Official for the NACSW, and Fenzi Academy Alumni.  Michele is intent on keeping up on the latest scientifically proven training techniques.
  • It is assisted by Dave Wilkins, Animal Behavior College graduate.
  • Limited to 6 dogs, the class will run for 6 weeks and include a video welcome, introduction and briefing of what to expect in classes.
  • Dogs and Puppies of all ages are welcome!

Please email us at followthynose@thedogspace.net to register and let’s have some fun training!

Supplemental Training Opportunities

Virtual Foundations and Beyond – An 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 or as supplemental foundation work for those with advanced skills.  There is a live class meeting via Zoom where we will evaluate some crucial points from the previous week’s submitted classwork.  Students of the online class are able to ask their own questions about the exercise either in this class meeting or via the designated, private Facebook group.  Each week students can submit video of their class work for review.
Dates: Ongoing
Time: Live class time: Tuesday 6:00PM via Zoom
Cost: $120/6 week session

Registration

Virtual Focused ELITE – An On-line Class

An opportunity to build your advanced skills and become a better ELITE competitor, this class consists of a live class meeting via Zoom where we will evaluate some crucial points from the previous week’s submitted classwork.  Students of the online class are able to ask their own questions about the exercise either in this class meeting or via the designated, private Facebook group.  Each week students can submit video of their class work for review.
Dates: Ongoing
Time: Live class time: Wednesday 6:00PM via Zoom
Cost: $150/6 week session

Registration

ELITE Practice Day

A new addition to PACE offerings – an opportunity to do some blind ELITE searches.  You will sign up for a 30 min slot (to ensure one team in the building at a time and allow us to sanitize between), and be able to do 2-3 ELITE style searches with coaching should you choose.  This is a great compliment to your online or in person elite class and will give you a chance to practice aged, blind problems.  We will support you in any way you need.
Dates: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: Starting at 12:00pm inn 30 min time slots
Cost: $40

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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, July 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Enrollment Limit: 5-8students
Cost: $38

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A Focus on Vehicles Clinic

Needing some additional vehicle exposure?  Here’s your chance.  The catch?  You need to be willing to lend your vehicle for searching (a hide will not necessarily be put on your vehicle).  We will examine different set ups and some handling techniques specific to this element.

Dates: Saturday July 18, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM -11:00 AM (Session 1); 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Session 2 should Session 1 fill)
Cost: $100/team

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Confidence in Exteriors

Let’s take an opportunity to expand our dog’s understanding and skill in searching outside.  We will discuss training and handling strategies specific to this element.

Dates: Saturday August 8, 2020
Time:9:00 AM -11:00 AM (Session 1); 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Session 2 should Session 1 fill)
Cost: $100/team

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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: June 28, 2020
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $35

Registration

ELITE Practice Day

A new addition to PACE offerings – an opportunity to do some blind ELITE searches.  You will sign up for a 30 min slot (to ensure one team in the building at a time and allow us to sanitize between), and be able to do 2-3 ELITE style searches with coaching should you choose.  This is a great compliment to your online or in person elite class and will give you a chance to practice aged, blind problems.  We will support you in any way you need.
Dates: Friday, July 17, 2020
Time: Starting at 12:00pm inn 30 min time slots
Cost: $40

Registration

Sniff-Thru

At least 4 searches in various elements.  Handlers can choose to run them blind, pair with food, or have coaching.
Dates: July 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: August 23, 2020
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

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

New INTENSIVE classes coming soon!

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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