Our Nose work courses will use your dog’s natural scenting ability. If your dog has a nose, they can participate. There are no obedience prerequisites, but your dog does have to be able to be crated (please bring your own crate) or stay quietly in your car while other dogs take their turns. This course will teach your dog to use their natural ability to hunt and scent. Nose work will give your dog an opportunity to burn mental and physical energy while building confidence, and strengthening your relationship with your dog.
Level 1 Intro to Nosework: Begin unleashing the dog’s motivation to search with focus and without help from the handler. The handler will learn to observe their dog’s behavior.
Level 2 Intro to Odor Continuing Birch: Dogs will learn to search for the first target odor (birch) without help from the handler. Dogs will be introduced to the 4 elements of NoseWork: Interior,Exterior, Vehicle, Container.
Level 3 Continuing Odor Birch & Anise: Dogs will learn to search on or off lead in a safe environment. Owner can narrate and identify the dog’s behavior. Dog is motivated to search without handler’s help. Dogs will be pre-paired or ready for their first Odor Recognition Test (O.R.T.).
Level 4 Advanced Odor Birch, Anise & Clove: This level is for dogs that have passed their O.R.T. and are proficient in the target odor. Dog and handler are ready or have trialed and are moving onto NW 2 level and the second target odor (Anise). Dogs will learn to maneuver through multiple hides, multiple locations. Class may be taken off CSC grounds.