The sport of Nosework is unique in that it is open to all dogs: from shy or fearful, or confident or feisty-all are welcome.. Family companion pets to high energy working breeds all benefit from having a job to do with their favorite K9 partner, you! Only one dog works at a time, so it is especially appropriate for dogs who don't do well in a group setting.
Our instructor, Suzanne, is a Certified Nosework Instructor, CNWI, with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW).
Suzanne is also a licensed AKC Scent Work Judge for all levels of competition.
She has trained with the founders of the sport, professional detection dog handlers, and she has attended attended numerous seminars, courses, and workshops on the science and training of canines in detection sports. Suzanne has conducted demonstrations and workshops for various community and canine organizations.
Suzanne has also trained in obedience, rally, agility, dock diving, lure coursing, and she works with shelter dogs on a daily basis. She caught the "Nosework Bug" over ten years ago and she is passionate about sharing the nose work experience with her classes in Pleasanton and Danville California, with field trips in the surrounding area.
We’re dog people. That means you care about your dog, and so do we. Come join us for a fun activity with your K9 Partner that will help build confidence and give your dog an opportunity to problem solve and burn off some excess mental and physical energy in a positive manner. You will receive the most up to date, positive training methods so you and your dog can have fun and continue into competition, should you decide.
From your very first beginning class to the highest levels of competition, we have a place for you and your K9 Partner!!
Let's get the fun started!!
Six week class that introduces the concept of the searching game, builds handler observation skills and timing, and gets the dogs focused. We work on building foundation skills to help the handler read the dog and to build the dog's intensity for the hunting game.
A second six week foundation class that introduces the first odor used in K9 Nosework. The searches expand in difficulty, and to other location; rooms, and outdoors. Handlers and dogs sharpen their skills in observation and in conducting a productive search. Both six week foundation classes are critical to the building of a strong handler/dog team.
This class advances the handler's techniques and introduces the elements used in trial (vehicles, exteriors, interiors, and containers), though competition is not the goal or a requirement, Nosework continues to be a game for you and your dog. The second and third odors are also introduced. The curriculum progression is dependent on the skill level and experience of the class.
Any dog can have fun searching from your puppy to your senior dog, we've had blind, deaf, tri paws, and more- they have all loved this game!!
Dogs must be on all three odors, have experience with interiors, exterior and vehicles, and blind hides both indoors and outdoors. The focus for the class will be on handler skills, technique, and increased difficulty of hides. The fourth competition odor will be introduced. This class is especially suited for teams intending to compete at Nosework trials.
CLASSES ARE HELD IN PLEASANTON AND DANVILLE, WITH FIELD TRIPS IN THE SURROUNDING AREA
Copyright © 2020 K9 PARTNERS - All Rights Reserved.