Content: This 6-week session includes an introduction to odor detection. We change the game from hunting for food or toys to learning to identify and search for a target odor. We focus on building dog/handler teamwork by improving the handler’s observation skills and the dog's communication skills to the handler when the the target odor is located. This class is geared toward tactics, advanced handling, and off-leash work. The team will learn to navigate more intricate and challenging training scenarios.
Prerequisite: Dogs must age appropriately vaccinated; Dogs must be healthy including being free from internal and external parasites (including fleas, ticks, worms, etc); Dog & Handler must have completed Novice Nosework.
Schedule: Classes meet once a week for 6 consecutive weeks on the same day of the week and at the same time all 6 weeks unless otherwise noted. The length of each class is 45 minutes.
NOTE: An additional fee of $5 is payable the first day of class for a vial of Birch Essential Oil if you are not providing your own.