4+ months of age (6-week course)
The fun continues in Nose Work 2. We will continue to build on what he achieved in the first class now expanding the difficultly. Once your dog is excited about the game and has experienced all four elements of interiors, exteriors, containers and vehicles, odor is introduced. For a dog, any change to placement of the scent is a totally new scent picture and we want to continue to build on the excitement that scent could be anywhere.
Class Format: This game is setup to allow one dog to hunt at a time so the other dogs will need to be crated or in a car away from the search area. We will have various sized crates available at the training center to use during the class or you are welcome to bring your own.
If you opt to have your dog in the car instead of crated between hunts, you will need two handlers in attendance so that one person can remain with the dog in the parking lot.
Suggested: A long line is suggested for the course, but not required. Dogs who feel more comfortable with their teammate at the end of the leash hunt more confidently on a long line of 15 or 20 feet than a normal 6 foot leash. This also helps the handler learn body position to the dog even though they are still leashed. For exterior searches this is helpful as well because the dogs need to be leashed during exterior searches at all times.
The only pre-requisite for this course is having attended Intro to Nose Work. Dogs need no prior obedience training. We welcome dogs 4+ months on up to geriatric seniors looking for low-impact enrichment options to participate.Dogs must be comfortable in the presence of friendly strangers and up to date on vaccinations.