K9 NOSE WORK CLASSES

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

COMBINED LEVELS NOSEWORK

Taking the dog for a walk

This class includes dogs already searching odor and working on skills
related to competition odor problem solving but can accommodate dogs new to the sport as well.  Dogs work one at a time and develop skills in
detecting and sourcing odors used in competition and for sport! Training
is based on methods used by professional detection handlers and teams!

Each 90 minute class is limited to 8 students to give you the opportunity to work your dog and still take advantage of the critical opportunity to learn by watching other dogs search.  If you have not yet
enjoyed the fun of letting your dog use their natural abilities to explore their world and build a connection with you, you will want to try this!  For those of you already "searching," we will continue to build on skills and problem solving strategies to deepen your understanding and success.  Classes can accommodate dogs at all levels as each exercise will be modified and adapted to the team. 

Dogs work one at a time during class and must wait their turn in the car between runs. 

Email the instructor  with questions - vicky@ascentk9.com

INTRO TO NOSEWORK

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This class will start your dog in the fun and engaging sport of scent
detection.   
Starting with searches for primary rewards, dogs develop
their problem solving skills to track and identify the source of their
target odors. Dogs will get practice in problem solving odor complexities to prepare for later introduction to odor.  As we transition to odors from essential oils, handlers learn to read their dog's and understand the communication. Great activity to develop your connection with your dog in a true partnership unlike any other sport!

During this class dogs work one at a time. Dogs must wait in the car between turns. 

FIND YOUR HUMAN

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Training your do to find your odor is becoming a bigger part of scentwork sports and can be a useful skill to help you find those car keys or phone!!  This class will develop skills applicable to AKC and UKC handler
discrimination classes as well as the newer NASDA lost article classes. 
Dogs will learn to discriminate your scent from other human scents and
find your odor.
Dogs work one at a time in this class and must wait in your car between turns. 

NOVICE ODOR SKILLS

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Dogs ready to start odor or recently introduced to odor will start working odor complexities in building their searching skills. The key goal in this class is to build unquestioning drive to odor and commitment to source. Through games and exercises, dogs learn to follow odor trails as they build their confidence and love of the find!

INTRO TO NOSEWORK SEMINAR

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This seminar will get you started in the fun and engaging sport of nosework!!!! Working teams will be introduced to the skills and games needed to help your dog tune into the power of their sense of smell and the problem solving activities that lay the foundation for successful searching in complex environments. Great for reactive dogs, young dogs, old dogs, all dogs:-)

BURIED & HANDLER DISCRIMINATION SEMINAR

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This seminar will get you started in the fun and engaging sport of nosework!!!! Working teams will be introduced to the skills and games needed to help your dog tune into the power of their sense of smell and the problem solving activities that lay the foundation for successful searching in complex environments. Great for reactive dogs, young dogs, old dogs, all dogs:-)