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Challenging Nosework Puzzles

Listed below is our upcoming NoseWork class schedule.

Dogwood’s Instructors have a wide range of scent work experience. Classes are fast pace with an abundance of work for all dogs!

IMG_2271aNosework Foundation

The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop a dog’s natural ability to find specific scents.  This detection-style sport centers around a dog’s keen sense of smell and the handler’s observation and handling skills.  Dogwood’s Nosework Foundation class focuses on teaching handlers and their dogs the basic concepts of searching for scent, proper use of equipment including handling of the scents, setting up hides and other skills needed to build a successful nosework team.  Furthermore, Dogwood’s Nosework Foundation class uses a dog’s desire to hunt and their love of toys, food, and exercise to find the scent making searching for scents fun for your dog.  Although the searches vary in difficulty, they are tailored for each dog’s abilities and learning capacity.  Hides are only as difficult as a dog can handle so that the dog receives frequent rewards for their success.  Unlike other nose work programs, scent is introduced right away by itself and is not paired with food.  In the experience of the Dogwood instructors, this approach reduces the dog’s confusion at the higher competitive levels when food is used as a distraction.  Dogwood’s Nosework classes are geared toward AKC and UKC competitions, and are designed for ALL dogs and handlers regardless of the dog’s previous training or age.

The Nosework Foundation Class cost $145 and run for 6 weeks for one hour each week.  Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115.  Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees (Dogwood does not except Credit Cards)

Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Nosework Foundation

Monday Sept 10,  2018  @ 7 pm Instructors Lorri Niskala, Pat Roddy, and Lorena Padron


riker test nw Nosework: Beyond Foundation 

Once Dogwood’s Nosework Foundation Class is completed, you and your dog are ready to expand your nosework skills. “The Nosework: Beyond Foundation” class not only continues building your and your dog’s nosework skill on containers but also expands the type of container to include jars, pots, purses, backpacks, etc. Each new “container” is added in different quantities not only to address the requirements of both AKC and UKC but also to maintain a high success rate for your dog. Nosework teams also learn and practice additional new skills needed for interior, exterior, and vehicle hides while beginning to work on high and low hides. Low hide puzzles will be designed as a precursor to the AKC’ s buried element.
Prerequisite: Dogwood’s Nosework Foundation or the equivalent.

Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Noswork Beyond Foundation  cost $145.00 and runs for 6 weeks for one hour each week.  Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees (Dogwood does not except Credit Cards).

Nosework Beyond Foundation
Monday Oct 22, 2018  @ 7 PM Instructors Lorri Niskala, Pat Roddy and Lorena Padron

MONTHLY CLASSES PAYMENT POLICY:
Monthly classes start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the same month. Class fees are based upon a “four week month” with only one dog per handler, and one dog per class. There will be an additional fee (s) for working an additional dog in a monthly class. There are no transfers or substitutions of classes during a month.

Class fees for all monthly classes are due on the 1st of each month.  If you are dropping or adding a monthly class, please let us know before the 1st of the month. Otherwise you will still be enrolled in the class and fees are still due for that month.


nosework-photos-003Expand the Possibilities

The “Nosework: Expand the Possibilities” class is geared for teams who are getting ready to trial either in UKC or AKC at any level beyond Novice as well as anyone with previous Nosework experience.  Sessions will be designed as specific problem solving challenges as well as a way to continue improving handler’skills.   Please note that this class is set up to be of variable duration throughout the year and different challenges will be introduced.

Some of the challenges will be covered in this class are:

– Threshold hides

– Corner hides

– Building distance between you and the dog – learn to effectively use your long line

– Learn how to handle off-lead searches effectively

– Proofing and generalization

– Helping dogs develop clear alert for high hides they cannot reach

– Beginning of buried searches (AKC element)

Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115
Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees (Dogwood does not except Credit Cards)$80.00 per month.

Expand the Possibilities

Monday @ 7 PM Instructors Lorri Niskala, Pat Roddy, and Lorena Padron

nosework-photos-026Nosework Puzzles

This class is designed for teams that are competing already beyond the first or second level either in UKC or AKC.  Scent puzzles and games will be designed to further expand the skills of dog/handler team while presenting situations that may be encountered in AKC or UKC trials.
Some of the topics covered will be:

– Parallel hides

– Converging odors

– Odors and/distractions in very close proximity

– Triangulation

– Games for stamina and speed

– Introduction of environmental distractions (people, noises, light, etc.)

– Buried searches progression (AKC element)

– Very high hides (up to 5 ft for AKC)

Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115
Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees (Dogwood does not except Credit Cards)
$80.00 per month.

Nosework Puzzles
FULL Monday @ 8:15 PM Instructors Giovanna Imperia, Lorri Niskala, and Lorena Padron
FULL Thursday @ 12:15 PM Instructors: Giovanna Imperia
FULL Thursday @ 1:30 PM Instructors: Giovanna Imperia