Wondering what all the talk about K9 Nose Work is all about? Not sure you want to commit to a 6-week course, but curious to learn more? The 3-week mini class is designed to give participants a taste of this fun new scenting activity and sport, and will leave you with fun games to play with your dog indoors during the rainy season!
K9 Nose Work provides an opportunity and outlet for the natural hunting and scenting abilities of all dogs, whether puppies or adults. This class is sure to be loads of fun for both you and your dog! It will help build your dog's confidence and burn tons of mental and physical energy. You'll also learn how to observe and read your dog's body language and behavior for better communication, teamwork, and a strengthening of the bond between handler and dog. Visit this link to learn more about Nose Work!
High food or toy motivation is beneficial for this class.
Frequency & Duration: 1.5 hours per week for 3 weeks
Fees: $120 ($100 if your dog has taken a previous SF SPCA class in the past year)
Class capacity: 6 students
Location: 243 Alabama Street
Course prerequisites: Please note: Dogs work one at a time in this class and will be crated between exercises. Puppies and dogs in this class must be capable of handling confinement, crated away from their handlers. No obedience necessary. Handlers must bring their own crates. Puppies should be at least 3 months old and have had their first two DHLPP shots. Students must also fill out the Online K9 Nose Work Questionnaire prior to class.
Instructor: Michele Garlick, CNWI