What is K9 Nose Work(tm)? K9 Nose Work(tm) is a dog training
activity designed to develop a dog's natural scenting ability by using her/his
curiosity, desire to hunt, and love of toys, food and exercise.
The art and
practice of nose work is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes and has made basic
search dog skills available to companion dogs, creating a new sport arena for
dog enthusiasts. Not only has it proven to be a great activity for all types of
dogs, including socially challenged dogs, but the founders' techniques make this
one of the most accessible activities for the widest variety of dog handlers
regardless of previous training experience.
The Handler Camp is open to all
levels from beginner to competition level K9 Nose Work. This all-inclusive
sleepover camp will concentrate on the elements necessary to succeed at the
sport of K9 Nose Work as well as its application for increasing a dog's confidence
regardless of interest in competition. The curriculum will cover starting dogs,
introducing odor, introducing exteriors and vehicle searches, improving skills
for dogs already working the four required elements, handler skills (leash
handling techniques, understanding how to read the dogs, competition rules),
trouble shooting and a variety of other necessary skills, PLUS loads of camp
Each dog and handler team will be grouped with other similar level
participants to maximize learning and progress during camp. Mild to moderately
canine reactive dogs are welcome. This 3.5-day Handler Camp is open to all
appropriate dog and handler teams as well as auditors.
Are you an Instructor
interested in developing a K9 Nose Work(tm) program? For instructors that are
currently teaching nose work or those that would like to start classes or
training groups, the camp offers instructor education options for those
interested in becoming a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI). The Instructor
Camp is comprised of the Handler Camp and an additional instructor education
day. There are two instructor education day options to pick from depending on
your nose work experience.
Early Bird Discount Rate ends February 15.