INTRO TO NOSEWORK
Emphasis in the CONTINUING NOSEWORK class is on increasing your dog's skills, confidence, drive and independence so your dog learns to understand and solve problems with minimal guidance. Handlers will observe dog behavior as it relates to the search, learn to recognize when a assistance is needed (or not), practice leash handling, and work towards becoming a team with your dog. Hide placement, environmental effect, search strategies and other factors affecting a search will also be discussed.
Classes are based on the National Association of Canine Scent Work (www.NACSW.net) training protocols. Dogs will run 2-3 searches per class. Class size: 6 dogs, limited to a maximum of 7 dogs.
Dogs will need to be crated outdoors or secured in your car between searches. Only one dog at a time will be in the search area. This class is suitable for dog reactive dogs. This class is not suitable for dog aggressive or people aggressive dogs. Handlers are required to observe other dogs as they work in order to improve their observation skills and handling techniques.
Every Saturday morning classes:
Please email Lore at email@example.com for registration and payment information. 503.706.5262
Starting March 30th:
I have been an animal lover my entire life and started training animals at 10 years old when I joined a 4-H club with a goat, pony and a dog. I have been training and competing with dogs in agility, obedience, and rally since 2006 and was introduced to K9 Nose Work in 2011 when I started competing with my standard poodle, Averna. I was immediately hooked - loving the inclusiveness of the sport, the joy that both dogs and people experience when they're searching, and this unique application of detection science to support relationship building between dogs and their people. I am currently competing with my standard poodle, Elsa and I regularly attend workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities. I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to introduce this sport to new people and their dogs, and learn alongside new and experience teams. --Lore
Every Saturday evening classes:
Tabitha Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.803.4328 (text preferred)
Tuition is $150 for a 6-week session. Please make checks out to "Mind Body Canine" or Paypal @MindBodyCanine or email@example.com.
CONTINUING NOSEWORK Saturday 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
About Tabitha Perry:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.803.4328 (text preferred)
Tabitha grew up in a rural setting surrounded by animals. In the early 2000s she began learning about the world of dog sports after welcoming home her first Pharaoh Hound and realizing this dog needed more to do!
In 2010 she learned about the world of canine scent work with her reactive Rhodesian Ridgeback, where the vision of NACSW was a natural match for her personally. Each of her dogs have played the games that they enjoy while all also being the best at home companion animals. Tabitha is currently competing in NACSW with Sabia at the Summit level and Rei just earned her NW1 title.