The Core Courses of Nose Work
The next Core Courses will start in March 2018 in Port Orchard, Vashon and Bainbridge.
This Sign Up is for Bainbridge students
Bainbridge Island Grange
10340 Madison Ave NE
Start at the beginning for beginners, let's have a solid foundation with Nose Work.
Intro to Nose Work: for people that are New to Nose Work, no prior training of any kind needed. Puppies should have their 2nd vaccine and 12 weeks old. Older dogs are better at this than you think. "why waste energy? I'll go straight to it" Handlers should be at least 12 years old and willing to take instruction. Wheelchair accessible. Restrooms inside the training center.
Intro to Odor: prerequisite Intro to Nose Work. Your dog could search on "primary" (food) forever. Why change to odor? well... b/c the people like it, b/c that's the only way we can compete, b/c it defines accomplishment. We spend 6-7 weeks on BIRCH. Paired with Birch in containers, exteriors, interiors, vehicles. The dog team have a change to be are 'tested' (still for fun) at the end of the course with a 'mock trial.'
Continuing Odor: prerequisite Intro to Odor. Why? now we start building what we know about elements, our dog's COB, Odor Obedience w/ BIRCH, the Handler understanding what the dog is doing, now we add ANISE & CLOVE in this next course.
wha-la! That's the basics.
What's next? Enjoy Nose Work? wanna just keep getting better? Ya ready to get your odor ORTs? Each dog team is a little different. We work at making all of the elements as strong as the next across the board. That's the goal. But it takes practice.
We have options:
* After the core classes, the dog teams are ready to continue with the Advanced Continuing Class (please contact me).
* We offer Online Video Submission. Click on the tab above. Register your dog and yourself as a working team. I will send you a month's worth of Video Submission suggestions so your searches are clear to your dog, yourself, and what your goal was for the video you are submitting.
Ongoing Options: Workshops on the Elements, Guest Sr. Trainers, we host ORTs, hoping to soon host a specialty trial and/or NACSW NW1-etc. The best exposure is to volunteer at trial.
|| Paula S. Wilson, CNWI