INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK™ - Three (3) 6 week introductory classes that teach the foundation skills using your dog’s natural scenting abilities.
INTRO TO ODOR - For dogs who have completed Intro to K9 Nose Work™. Dogs are introduced to the first target odor, Birch. Over the ensuing sessions, the other target odors Anise and Clove will be introduced and handlers will begin preparing for their ORT(s).
BEGINNING NOSE WORK - For dogs that have completed the Intro to Odor class and are proficient on all odors. New skills will be introduced and the search challenges will increase. Handlers will begin preparing for their ORT(s) and NW1.
INTERMEDIATE K9 NOSE WORK™ - For teams that have completed the Beginning Nose Work class and have earned their NW1 title. Further development of the teams will continue and new scent problems will be introduced. Handlers will begin preparing for their NW2.
ADVANCED K9 NOSE WORK™ – Advanced level training for dog and handler teams who are preparing for, and competing at, the NW2 & NW3 levels. The complexity of the search areas will increase and advanced handling skills will be addressed.
TRAVELING CLASS – This is a multi-level class providing advanced level training for teams competing at the NW3 level and above. This class will meet at a different location each week. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
ELITE/SUMMIT - For experienced teams who have completed their NACSW™ NW3 Elite and are trialing at the Elite Division and Summit levels.
AKC SCENT WORK – This class is for dogs that are proficient on birch, anise and clove. The stronger target odors will be introduced, as well as cypress. This class will focus on the AKC rules and introduce buried hides and as well as handler discrimination. Dogs coming from classes other than ours, must have instructor approval.