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K9 Nose Work

k9nosework2Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information. Prerequisites serve as a guide for proper placement. For more information, please see the Placement Chart or speak to an Especially for Pets' sales associate or trainer.

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K9 Nose Work III
In Level III (Introduction to Odor/Birch; Pairing Reward), we will not only strengthen your dog's natural hunting abilities and the working relationship you have developed, but we will also communicate to your dog to hunt for one of the three specific target odors, essential oil of birch.

Prerequisite: K9 Nose Work II

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Fri 09/29/2017 5:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 11/3 Sudbury $ 180.00 Gail McCarthy

K9 Nose Work IX
In Level IX (Continuing Nose Work; Odor NW3), we will continue to increase the handler and the dog's ability to work together as a team in solving progressively more challenging search problems for NW3. Dog handling techniques for on and off-leash work, as well as search strategies, will be further defined at this level. Dog teams enrolled in Level IX must be on birch, clove and anise odor, hunting independently and successfully titled at NW2.

Prerequisite: K9 Nose Work VIII

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Fri 09/29/2017 7:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 11/3 Sudbury $ 180.00 Gail McCarthy

K9 Nose Work V
In Level V (Different Scenting Venues/Odor), we will continue to increase your dog’s "dedication" to hunting for the target odors and your ability to work together as a team in solving progressively more challenging search problems. Dog handling techniques for on and for off-leash work as well as search strategies will be discussed. Dog teams must exhibit certain minimum proficiency skills in finding the remaining two target odors.

Prerequisite: K9 Nose Work IV

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Fri 09/29/2017 6:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 11/3 Sudbury $ 180.00 Gail McCarthy

K9 Nose Work VI
Level VI (Final Response/Odor) is an optional class. We will teach your dog to offer an independent indication which the dog will use to communicate to the handler that he has found the target odor. Our goal is to have a dog that intensely hunts and automatically indicates when he pinpoints the target odor. Dog teams must have permission of the instructor to enroll.

Prerequisite: K9 Nose Work V

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Fri 09/29/2017 3:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 11/3 Sudbury $ 180.00 Gail McCarthy
Fri 09/29/2017 8:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 11/3 Sudbury $ 180.00 Gail McCarthy

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Fri 09/29/2017 4:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 11/3 Sudbury $ 180.00 Gail McCarthy