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K9 Nose Work Classes

Intro to K9 Nose Work® Class

Can your dog find a crumb on the floor or a treat in your pocket? This is a class for you. K9 Nose Work® is a game and sport designed for dogs which provides an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities. This class offers great mental and physical exercise, builds the dog’s confidence and helps nervous dogs feel more comfortable. Dogs learn to problem solve and work independently. All dogs go home happy and tired. Foundation class for scent work competition in NACSW, AKC, PSD, UKC and other venues. A no pressure, all fun class – relax and let your dog do the work.

Class Details

  • Cost: $125

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max 

  • Class Length: 1 hour classes for 4 weeks

  • Instructors: Nancy Osborne, CNWI, Debbie Crews, CNWI,                                             Cheri Moore, CNWI

 

Upcoming Class Schedule

Sundays meets 6/.2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23

  • Time 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

  • Instructor: Debbie Crews, CNWI

Tuesday meets TBD

  • Time 7:45-8:45 pm

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Sundays  meets 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

  • Time 2:45-3:45 pm

  • Instructor: Cheri Moore, CNWI

 

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Continuing K9 Nose Work® Class

This class is designed for the continuing student who wants to encourage their dogs natural hunting/scenting abilities. We will focus on fun search games which allow your dog to hone his/her natural drive to locate the scent. We will also work on all four elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers – needed for competition.

Class Details

  • Cost: $125

  • Class Size: 6 - 7 dogs

  • Class Length: 1 hour classes for 4 weeks

  • Instructors: Nancy Osborne, CNWI, Debbie Crews, CNWI,                                             Cheri Moore, CNWI

Upcoming Class Schedule
 

Sundays meets 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18

  • July 28   9:45 am-10:45 am FULL

  • July 28  11:00 am-12:00 pm FULL

  • July 28  12:15 pm-1:15 pm  FULL

  • July 28   1:30 pm-2:30 pm

  • ​​Instructor: Cheri Moore, CNWI

  • May 19 4:00-5:00 pm meets  5/19, 6/2, 9, 16

  • ​​Instructor: Debbie Crews, CNWI

Mondays  meets  6/10, 17, 24, 7/1  ​

  • June 10  1:45-2:45 pm

  • TBD  3:00-4:00 pm

  • Instructor: Debbie Crews, CNWI​

K9 NW Summer Camp Classes

Instructors Tuesday/Wednesday Debbie Crews, CNWI, 

Thursday Cheri Moore, CNWI

 

JULY

Games - Play N’ Learn FULL

Time/Date: 6:15 pm Tuesday 7/2, 9, 16, 23  

Instructor : Debbie Crews

Using games to develop NW skills, while having FUN and learning to reframe stress. Each game will work on different skills : leash handling, reading your dog, stress tolerance, memory, observation, strategic handling, distractions, hunt drive, independence etc. Discover the team's strengths and areas to develop.

Skills R’ like Chocolates, you need more than one  

Time/Date: 7:30 pm Tuesday 7/2, 9, 16, 23

Instructor: Debbie Crews

Each week two separate skills will be isolated and trained. Converging,

Close proximity, High/Low, Inaccessible, Elevation, Pooling, Corners, Leash handling on and off, Communication, Multiple odor problems, Reading COB’s.

Skills R’ like Chocolates, you need more than one  FULL

Time/Date: 6:15 pm Wednesday 7/3, 10, 17, 24 

Instructor: Debbie Crews

Each week two separate skills will be isolated and trained. Converging,

Close proximity, High/Low, Inaccessible, Elevation, Pooling, Corners, Leash handling on and off, Communication, Multiple odor problems, Reading COB’s.

 

Games - Play N’ Learn

Time/Date: 7:30 Wednesday 7/3, 10, 17, 24 

Instructor: Debbie Crews 

Using games to develop NW skills, while having FUN and learning to reframe stress. Each game will work on different skills : leash handling, reading your dog, stress tolerance, memory, observation, strategic handling, distractions, hunt drive, independence etc. Discover the team's strengths and areas to develop.

 

Games - Play N’ Learn

Time/Date: 6:15 Thursday  7/11, 18, 25, 8/1 FULL

Instructor: Cheri Moore

Using games to develop NW skills, while having FUN and learning to reframe stress. Each game will work on different skills : leash handling, reading your dog, stress tolerance, memory, observation, strategic handling, distractions, hunt drive, independence etc. Discover the team's strengths and areas to develop.

 

Drills and Thrills

Time/Date: 7:30 Thursday  7/11, 18, 25, 8/1

Instructor: Cheri Moore

Get ready for an excited dog!!! Drills build confidence and crazy drive to solve scent puzzles. Watch your dog drive to source with zest while having a BLAST!!! Drills make the Thrills for you and your dog!!! The drills are quick, fun, and easy

to set up anywhere.

 

AUGUST

Building Teamwork using games

Time/Date: 6:15 Tuesday 7/30, 8/6, 13, 27

Instructor: Debbie Crews 

Using games to help each end of the leash. Working on clear communication from the handler and clarity for the dog. Different games from the July session.

 

Drills and Thrills

Time/Date: 7:30 Tuesday 7/30, 8/6, 13, 27

Instructor: Debbie Crews 

Get ready for an excited dog!!! Drills build confidence and crazy drive to solve scent puzzles. Watch your dog drive to source with zest while having a BLAST!!! Drills make the Thrills for you and your dog!!! The drills are quick, fun, and easy

to set up anywhere.

Drills and Thrills

Time/Date: 6:15: Wednesday 7/31, 8/7, 14, 28

Instructor: Debbie Crews 

Get ready for an excited dog!!! Drills build confidence and crazy drive to solve scent puzzles. Watch your dog drive to source with zest while having a BLAST!!! Drills make the Thrills for you and your dog!!! The drills are quick, fun, and easy

to set up anywhere.

Building Teamwork with Games

Time/Date: 7:30: Wednesday 7/31, 8/7, 14, 28

Instructor: Debbie Crews 

Using games to help each end of the leash. Working on clear communication from the handler and clarity for the dog. Different games from the July session.

Drills and Thrills

Time/Date: 6:15 Thursday 8/8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor: Cheri Moore

Get ready for an excited dog!!! Drills build confidence and crazy drive to solve scent puzzles. Watch your dog drive to source with zest while having a BLAST!!! Drills make the Thrills for you and your dog!!! The drills are quick, fun, and easy

to set up anywhere.

 

Skills R’ like Chocolates, you need more than one 

Time/Date: 7:30 Thursday 8/8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor: Cheri Moore

Each week two separate skills will be isolated and trained. Converging, Close proximity, High/Low, Inaccessible, Elevation, Pooling, Corners, Leash handling

on and off, Communication, Multiple odor problems, Reading COB’s.

Wednesdays meets  5/1, 8, 15, 6/5

  • May 1 4:00-5:00 pm FULL

  • May 1 5:15-6:15 pm FULL

  • May 1 6:30-7:30 pm FULL

  • May 1 7:45-8:45 pm 

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Thursdays meets 5/16, 30, 6/6, 20

  • May 16 5:15-6:15 pm FULL

  • May 16 6:30-7:30 pm FULL

  • May 16 7:45-8:45 pm 

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

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Intro to Odor K9 Nose Work® Workshop

Dogs will be introduced to birch odor. They will hunt for this odor paired with food or toy reward. Prerequisite Intro to K9 Nose Work and Continuing K9 Nose Work.

Workshop Details

  • Cost: $60

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max 

  • Workshop Length: 2 hours and 15-minutes

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Next Workshop: TBD

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ORT Prep Class

Dogs will practice finding odor in closed ORT boxes. All odors – birch, anise and clove will be used in class. ORT strategies will be discussed and what to expect on-site at the ORT.

Class Details

  • Date:  August 24

  • Time 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Cost: $60

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max 

  • Class Length: 2 hour single class

  • Instructor: Cheri Moore, CNWI

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Advanced K9 Nose Work® Class

This class will advance handling skills and techniques for dogs searching for a target odor. Students will also learn to read their dogs body language.

Class is available for advanced students. For more information please contact instructor, Nancy Osborne, CNWI

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