Nose Work:

NEW Get 2 instructors for a reduced price! Bring out both Michael and Natalie – we can get twice as much done, so either double the number of working spots, or 2x the work! Contact us for details on this option.

 

NW1 Prep (half day or full day)

This half day workshop is for teams preparing for NW1.  Teams should be on Birch. We will focus on:

– Confidence Building
– Problem Solving
– Handler Psychology
– Increasing drive and speed

 

NW2 Prep (half day or full day)

This half day workshop is for teams preparing for NW2. Teams should be working both Birch and Anise. We will focus on:

– Confidence Building
– Problem Solving

– Inaccessible, converging, and distractions
– Handler Psychology
– Mechanical Skills (Leash handling, footwork, reward timing and placement)

– patterning vrs free searching

 

NW3 Prep (half day or full day)

This half day workshop is for teams preparing for NW3. Teams should be working Birch, Anise and Clove. We will focus on:

– Confidence Building
– Problem Solving

– Inaccessible, converging, and distractions

– Blank searches
– Handler Psychology
– Mechanical Skills (Leash handling, footwork, reward timing and placement)

– advanced patterning

 

Foundation – A new layer for advanced teams (full day)

This event is for experienced nose work dogs and handlers (dogs on odor, handlers have competed, etc) who want a refresher on foundational training . We will emphasize instilling good habits and attitudes in the handler/trainer. There will also be a lot of discussion on theory and an emphasis on the dog’s independance from the handler.

 

Patterns and Handling (full day)

This workshop is for dogs at any stage of training. We will tackle all 4 elements (Containers, Vehicles, Interiors, Exteriors) and cover the following questions and more:

What is a pattern?

Why do patterns?

When should I pattern and when should I let the dog lead?

Are some searches better for patterning than others?

 

Nose Work Games – revitalize your nose work training for you and your dog (full day)

This seminar is about learning how to cope with stress and competition anxiety and turn it into fun and excitement. Each game will focus on different skills or attitudes that you can then apply to everyday searches. Teams should be working Birch, Anise and Clove.

 

The Big 3 (Converging Odors, Distractions, Inaccessible Hides)

Do you want to enhance your dog’s skills when odors converge?  Do you want to feel confident your dog is on odor and not alerting on a distraction?  Do you want to be able to read your dog on an inaccessible hide and call it quickly? This seminar will help you become better at reading your dog on The Big 3 (Converging Odors, Distractions and Inaccessible Hides).

Handler’s Choice

What is it that you feel your team could benefit from the most?  Is it elevated hides?  Is it reading your dog?  Is it leash handling skills? Whatever you would like to work on Michael will help you gain some strategies and insight.  Handler’s submit 2-3 requests, and will work on at least 2 during the seminar.

This seminar is appropriate for any level as long as the dog is on odor.