About Scent Work

Our dogs love to sniff and find things. In fact, dogs have such a great sense of smell that they are often used to locate illegal drugs, explosives, bed bugs and even cancer. The sport of scent work, also called nosework, provides a fun and exciting outlet for your dog’s super sniffer by teaching him or her to find target odors such as birch, anise and clove. Nosework builds confidence and focus while providing essential mental and physical stimulation for a happy and well balanced companion. It is also just plain fun!

Our nosework classes develop search drive and motivation to work, odor recognition and a clear focused response behavior. Our goal is a happy dog that will not only efficiently and methodically search for and identify target odors in a variety of environments and situations, but WANTS to work and play with their handler. We work in both in our training lab as well as other locations throughout the Reno/Sparks area.

Handler Discrimination Workshop

This weekend workshop introduces and continues to develop Handler Discrimination skills for AKC Scent Work.

Equipment Required:
Solid 6′ to 12′ leash with no attachments such as poop bag holders. Flexi leads are not permitted for this class.
A variety of very high value rewards. Chicken, steak, hot dogs, cheese. Whatever gets your dog excited!
Optional: Harness specifically for nosework. Please, no anti pull harnesses or harnesses with front attachments.

Dates: 01/20/18, 01/27/18
Time: 2:30 pm
Cost: $30 per session

Location:  3550 Barron Way #4B, Reno, NV

Pre-requisites:
No prior training required although Intro to Scent Work/Nosework or similar is recommended.
Open to dogs 12 weeks and older

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Introduction to Scent Work

This four week class introduces dogs and handlers to scent work and search patterns. Our Introduction to Scent Work class meets one hour a week for six weeks.

Equipment Required:
Harness specifically for nosework. Please, no anti pull harnesses or harnesses with front attachments. Not sure what harness to choose? We have a selection to try in class!
Solid 6′ to 12′ leash with no attachments such as poop bag holders. Flexi leads are not permitted for this class.
A variety of very high value rewards. Chicken, steak, hot dogs, cheese. Whatever gets your dog excited!

Dates: 01/22/18
Time: 7:00 pm

Class Dates: 01/22, 01/27, 02/05, 02/19;  Skip Date 02/12
Cost: $125

Location:  3550 Barron Way #4B, Reno, NV

Pre-requisites:
No prior training required
Open to dogs 12 weeks and older

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Intermediate/Advanced Scent Work

This class continues to develop search skills, including containers, vehicles, exterior, buried and interior areas.  This class also works on handler discrimination.

Equipment Required:
Harness specifically for nosework. Please, no anti pull harnesses or harnesses with front attachments. Not sure what harness to choose? We have a selection to try in class!
Solid 6′ to 12′ leash with no attachments such as poop bag holders. Flexi leads are not permitted for this class.
A variety of very high value rewards. Chicken, steak, hot dogs, cheese. Whatever gets your dog excited!

Dates: January/Febuary 2018
Time: 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm

Class Starts:  12/27/17
Cost: $175
Location: Various, Northwest Reno

Pre-requisites:
Instructor Approval

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