K9 NOSE WORK KITSAP sponsors Odor Recognition Tests (ORT) and officially sanctioned K9 Nose Work® trials and Specialty trials®. These events will be held in accordance with the rules and regulations as defined by the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSWTM).
DEMO Class. This is for the curious who want to see what nose work looks like before registering for their first Intro to Nose Work course. Bring your dog as a demo dog, we can have about 4 dogs (pre-register needed.) The second hour there's more DEMOS with more experienced dogs to make a fun hands-on and observation day. Everyone that comes pays $25 (includes spouses). Register for the Intro to Nose Work class, your fee goes towards your first course.
Wanna get started? Intro to Nose Work is the primary class where to start. All courses are 6 classes + one mock trial. Student teams must complete 6 classes to successfully complete each course. Nose Work builds the relationship between Dog & Handler. Builds confidence in the dog, the handler learn positive dog training skills in Nose Work.
Level 1: Intro to Odor. Let’s get serious with the sniffing and handling and learning from the dog what dog’s do naturally: use their nose. This course introduces the odor birch across the elements.
Level 2: Continuing Odor. This course continues the odor birch and introduces the next two odors. Searches get more advanced. We learn from the dog, “Where the Noses Know”
Level 3: AKC Scent Work. Offering this course that's specific to AKC competition trial rules and continues with the previous odors and introduces the odor Cypress and buried hides.
ok, you've completed the core courses, NOW WHAT?
How to stay Connected. Click Advanced Continuing Order. Select on the day(s) you plan on coming to class. Wednesdays 10:30am. If you sig up and your plans change? no problem, just go back into the sign up and revise your day(s).
Advanced Students' Discount: Buy a 7-Class Card for $130 or come to one class at a time for $20/class.
good towards ODOR Classes and Mock Trials (Sniff-n-go, etc.)
Discount: A household with multiple dogs: Buy a 7-class card and share with your doggies
PRACTICE - PRACTICE -PRACTICE
Usually every 7th class we have a Sniff-n-Go that our current or previous students can join or THE PUBLIC are welcome to join us for an elemental blind, timed with 4-8 searches we call the Sniff-n-Go.
Drop-In as a non-current student dog team is $25.00
Buy a 7-class card for $150 with a discount for households with multiple dogs ($150 - 2 dogs = $130)
K9 Nose Work Kitsap's RUN & DONE is an exclusive element "Elite" type search as an opportunity to work with your dog in Nose Work to challenge your team's skills. This is modeled from NACSW's Camps that provide an "Elite" practice for all levels.
The dog team can choose any “level” they want to run at any time, it is not "title" approved. However they do include distractors as well, so the intensity of the search increases with each Level.
The skill building goal is accomplished by providing a realistic search environment with multiple hides as NACSW Elite searches.
Please see the actual sign up for details.