Introduction to K-9 Nose Work

Interested in the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work? Then this is the foundation class for you!  Marvel in and learn to work with the extraordinary power of the canine nose! Introduction to 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.

During this 6 week course, we'll build the foundation for more advanced work in later classes.  In this class we'll teach dog and handler the foundation skills for fun scent detection!  You'll 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.

High food or toy motivation is beneficial for this class.

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Frequency & Duration: 1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks

Fee: $250 per dog (If your dog was adopted from a 501(c)3 rescue group or shelter, or has taken a class with us in the past year, the fee is $230)

Course prerequisites: Dogs in this class must be capable of handling confinement, crated away from their handlers. No obedience necessary. Handlers must bring their own crates. Dogs should be at least 6 months old and have had their first two DHLPP shots. Students must also fill out the Online K9 Nose Work Questionnaire prior to class.

Location: SF SPCA Mission Campus

Class includes: Homework

Class capacity: 6 dogs


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