Nose Work:

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.