Nosework Training

Condensed Classes

Intro to Nosework

This condensed is for dogs just starting out in nose work. This three-class condensed version of a six-week course will focus on teaching you how to encourage and develop dogs' natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of food or toys. This will be a great class for ANY dog for fun, confidence building, and mental and physical stimulation. In addition to hands-on working sessions with the dogs, classes will include presentations about equipment, terminology and training progression. Classes are 2.5 hours long. No prerequisites required.

Intro to Odor 

 

This condensed three-class course is also open to anyone who has attended an Introduction to Nose Work class and whose dog demonstrates a strong desire to search for food or toys. The focus of the class is to introduce dogs to their first nose work target odor. Presentations will include explanations of odor movement, hide types and placement, Odor Recognition Tests and nose work competitions. Classes are 2.5 hours long. Prerequisite: Completion of an "Introduction to Nose Work" class or instructor permission.

Regular Classes

 

Intro to Nosework 

This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of food or toys. This is a great class for ANY dog for fun, confidence building, and mental and physical stimulation. 

 

This class is for dogs who have never done any Nosework or are working on their first target odor and have not taken an Odor Recognition test or competed in any Nosework venue. This class will be repeated until student is ready to move up to Pre-competition. 

Pre-competition/Intermediate Mixed-Level Nosework

 

This class is for dogs already working on odor and ready for increased search challenges. Dogs should be working a minimum of one odor, Birch, but may have been introduced to Birch, Anise and Clove. 

In this class we will focus on the skills needed to pass the NACSW odor recognition test and compete in NW1 and NW2 NACSW and Novice/ Advanced (AKC/UKC). They do not need to have titled in any organization.

This class features motivational and skill-building exercises.  We will utilize both interior and exterior areas to prepare you for that first competition! Containers, Interiors, Vehicle searches, Exterior searches and buried hides will be introduced. We will explore the wonderful worlds of pooling and converging odor and prepare you mentally for the trial experience. 

This class will be repeated until student is ready to compete at NW3 or equivalent level. 

Competition Nosework - NW3 (and equivalents) and Beyond

In this class we pump up the volume and tackle the skills needed to be successful trialing at the NW3, Elite levels in NACSW and Excellent, Senior and Masters level in AKC and UKC. 

This class is for dogs working at the NACSW NW3 (or equivalent) level and above. Dogs should be working a minimum of three odors: Birch, Anise and Clove. They do not need to have titled in any organization.

This class features skill-building exercises for complex scent puzzles such as inaccessible and elevated hides, converging odor, and a variety of different types of searches. Clear rooms, large search areas and multiple hides will be among the fun that is upper level Nosework training. 

We will be working on the types of searches found in NACSW, USCSS and AKC trials at the higher levels of competition.

Instructor approval is required - please contact us at argusranchtraining@gmail.com

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Argus Ranch Dog Sports and Training Center is located in Auburn, WA. On our 20 acres we offer classes, seminars, workshops, and dog event hosting. With two large arenas, RV, camping, a large old barn with bedrooms, and a place for judges to stay, we are the premier place to train and play!

Classes

   - Agility

   - Barn Hunt

   - Companion Dog

   - Disc Dog

   - Nosework

   - Obedience

   - Rally

   - Tricks (fun & sport)

 

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     - Agility

     - Barn Hunt

     - Conformation

     - Lure Coursing

     - Nosework

     - Obedience

     - Rally

     - Seminars
     - Tracking

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