10 Tierney Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Nose Work

Intro to Scent Work 1

What is Scent Work (also known as Nose Work)?

Canine Scent Work is a new detection style sport designed to utilize your dog’s natural hunting and searching abilities. In nose work, dogs are trained to find a specific target odor within a search area. Since Scent Work involves using your dog’s natural instincts it can be taught to any dog regardless of age, or skill level. This is a sport your dog was born to do!

In this class we will teach the dogs how to search. Dogs who love and are motivated by food will do best in this class.

Benefits for the dog:

  • physical and mental exercise
  • pure joy at practicing what they were born to do
  • environmental confidence for fearful and reactive dogs

About Scent work:

  • One dog works on the floor at a time
  • Dogs need to be crated and/or kept in your vehicle (weather permitting).
  • If crated dogs must be able to rest calmly in the crate
  • Separate indoor climate controlled crating areas available
  • Dogs with serious aggression towards people or other dogs are not appropriate for group class

Bring to class:

  • A crate
  • High Value Treats

Prerequisites:

  • none, any dog of any age or skill level may participate!

Intro to Odor (Scent work) 1

In this class we will begin the pairing process where we introduce the first target nose work odor: birch. At this stage we will concentrate on building scent association with the food/toys and birch scent. Boxes and expanded searches will be used. Searches will gradually increase in difficulty exterior searches maybe used (contingent on weather).

Skills introduced:

  • Leash technique and handling
  • Scent discrimination
  • How to avoid contamination
  • Working expanded searches

Pre-requites:

  • Intro to Scent Work at Dog Training For Humans or equivalent at another school.
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Intro to Scent Work 2

Continuation of Scent Work 2. In this class we will teach your dogs: expanded containers, corners, and elevation. Teams will be introduced to a variety of search areas including interior, exterior and vehicle searching. Dogs work independently of the handler…they are after all the experts! Handlers will learn to recognize when their dog is on the scent and practice their handling on and off leash. Each run with be geared to the individual needs of the dog.

Benefits for the dog:

  • physical and mental exercise
  • pure joy at practicing what they were born to do
  • environmental confidence for fearful and reactive dogs

About Scent work:

  • One dog works on the floor at a time
  • Dogs need to be crated and/or kept in your vehicle (weather permitting).
  • If crated dogs must be able to rest calmly in the crate
  • Separate indoor climate controlled crating areas available
  • Dogs with serious aggression towards people or other dogs are not appropriate for group class

Bring to class:

  • A crate
  • High Value Treats

Prerequisites:

  • none, any dog of any age or skill level may participate!

Intro to Odor (Scent Work) 2

In this class we will continue the pairing with expanded search areas. Vehicles, interiors, exteriors, more challenging containers and finds. Set up our dogs to be successful for scent discrimination where we are no longer pairing with the scent.

Skills introduced:

  • Leash technique and handling
  • Scent discrimination
  • How to avoid contamination
  • Working expanded searches
  • Find Challenges

Pre-requites:

  • Intro to Scent Work at Dog Training For Humans or equivalent at another school.
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