Introduction to Nosework our foundation class.
This class is a six week course that runs for one and a half hours once per week. This class is limited to 6 dogs in attendance ( less than the other class offerings here at The Right Paw so that you can get the instruction and practice time needed to achieve success) Check out the website for National Association of Canine Scent Work www.NACSW.NET This site is filled with information about this wonderful sport! More information than can be posted on just one page of our website. Take your time to educate yourself on this great activity!
K-9 Nosework requires 0 skills on the dog and/or the handlers part when starting. It is a sport that keeps the dogs 'working' and thinking. When they are working they are exercising not only their minds but also their bodies. Nosework is for the big and the small size dogs, along with every size in between. The work of a dogs nose is not affected by the size of the dog. Dogs that have struggled in an obedience class just may be the shinning star of Nosework!
supplies needed; stinky treats and lots of them!
A flat buckle collar or harness with a TOP ring vs. a side ring.
Six foot leash to start.
Open mind to learning new things!
Dogs are worked one at a time with no other dogs in the room. This is to set all dogs up for success with out the distractions of the other dogs. Please be prepared for this with crates or a safe place to contain your dog while awaiting their turn. Owners can learn so from watching each others and their dogs 'working'.
All dogs are welcome (including 'reactive' dogs) because the class is set up for success!
Check the class schedule page for up and coming classes. It is recommended that you download and print out the class registration page, Registration forms can be filled out and sent to the Right Paw, along with the class fee of $195.00 and a copy of dog's vaccinations.
Refund policy: Refunds are given with a 24-hour notice of drop out prior to the first class. This is so that we can fill your spot in the class.