Classes Offered


Scent Work class descriptions

Level 1 — Intro to Nose Work

Dogs are introduced to the box drill to build drive. Correct technique for rewarding dog is taught. Pooling and channeling of odor are discussed.   Threshold (start) and finish protocol techniques are taught. This class uses high-value treats to build odor obedience and drive. Handlers will learn how to identify when their dog is at source.

REQUIREMENT: Dog should be at least 8 months old. Dog MUST also be crate-trained, as they must wait their working turns in their crate during class. No obedience training is needed. Reactive,handicapped/disabled and senior dogs are welcome! (However, reactive to people is not acceptable as instructor is closely involved with each team.)

Limit of 8 dog/handler teams.

Dates --- Sundays from 11am -12:30 pm  July 23 & 30, and Aug 6, 13, 20, 27.

Level 2 — Intro to Scent (Birch)

Dog is introduced to Birch Scent. Training begins paired with treats, evolves to just scent.

More leash handling skills are introduced. Container and interior search techniques will be taught.

Elevated hides, threshold and end of search protocols are reinforced.

REQUIREMENT: Dog/handler team must have completed Intro to Nose Work.  Dog MUST be crate trained.

Limit of 8 dog/handler teams.

Dates --- Sundays from 11am -12:30 pm  Sept 3, 10 & 24, and Oct 8, 15 & 22