The beginning Nosework class teaches the dog an Alert Indicator such as a down and/or a sit to indicate odor. This is taught before teaching the Nosework search so that the dog knows the exact behavior we want when he finds odor. Many methods start with search and leave it up to the dog to figure out how to indicate that he has found the target odor to the handler, which can lead to a variety of problems later such as excessive scratching, biting, barking and false alerting. By conditioning the Alert Indication first we can bomb proof a dog's Alert behavior and improve canine nosework searching behavior. The class is geared to both AKC Scent Work, NACSW k9 Nose Work and UKC Nosework.
New 6 week Foundation I Nosework Class (TBD) . San Lorenzo Dog Training Club
534 C Lewelling Blvd., San Leandro, CA
Admission into this class must be pre-approved by the instructor and all pre-class paperwork must be completed prior to start of Class. Contact Steve Bettcher with questions.