Already completed Intro to Odor classes that covered interior, exterior, vehicles and containers with Birch? Are you working towards your ORT (odor recognition test) or NW title? This class is your next step. We will train in different locations and enhance your handler and dog team skills.
Continuing Nose Work (Drop-in)
Drop-in class to continue the handler's techniques and introduce the elements used in trials (vehicles, exteriors, interiors, containers and alerts).
We change the training location to work through environment changes and each handler gets experience running each type of hide. Dogs may be on all three odors, working blind and timed hides. Casual setting where handlers relax and enjoy working their dog.
On Going (2nd and 4th Thursday each month) - 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location changes - we publish the locations under AZK9NW@yahoogroups.com (call me if you would like to receive an invite to this private yahoo group)
Cost $25 per dog per class
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Odor on all search elements
RSVP via above mentioned yahoo group and payment due beginning of class.
What you'll need to bring for class:
qCrate (where your dog will rest between runs) Dogs must be crate-trained unless other accommodations are available.
qWater (for you and the dog)
qFlat Collar (buckle or Martingale style) or a well-fitted traditional style harness during the class. No head halters or Easy Walk harnesses during runs but they may be used to and from as needed.
qLeash: A 6-foot light-weight leather or nylon leash (no chain or retractable). All dangling items, rings, charms, poop bags holders must be removed so as not to distract the dog.
qLong Line: A 10-15-foot long line or Flexi lead (in addition to not instead of the six foot).
qToys and/or treats: HIGH VALUE toys and treats! For example: If your dog loves the tennis ball or the rope…bring it, not the squeaks he doesn’t play with; If your dog loves chicken but is not jazzed about snausages, bring the chicken… bring a few things in case what you thought was going to work, doesn’t. Also if your dog likes food, please bring several small treat pieces for the training.
qHungry & Motivated Dog: Please either don’t feed your dog in the morning, or feed a reduced meal so that your dog is hungry and motivated. Also if you have a high energy dog, please don’t burn them out with a long hike or play session before the class.