Beginning - Intro to Nosework
This class introduces teams to the
sport of Nosework; the dogs learn how to play the game and handlers
learn how to recognize and reward indications in a fun environment.
Teams are introduced to two scents in this class, Birch and Cypress.
All work is done indoors.
This class continues the
teams' education on conducting searches (containers, interiors) adds the
scents of Anise and Clove. This class continues with container
searches beyond boxes and weather permitting offers an introduction to
outdoor searches. Handlers learn how to reinforce secondary indications.
Most teams are ready to compete in AKC Novice containers, UKC pre-trial
tests, UKC Novice containers, CWAGS Trials Level 1 and Level 2, and
This class focuses on indoor and
outdoor searches, vehicle searches, and containers, increasing the
difficulty of the hide / find based on the progression of the teams in
the class. Teams are introduced to multiple finds on a course and
learn to successfully navigate courses while negotiating through
residual scent. Teams are consistently challenged through
increasingly technical hides and scenarios.