Dogs of Course, in association with the founders of K9 Nose Work and the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) have created this NACSW approved Training Camp for participants to enhance their understanding of K9 Nose Work, develop the skills necessary to compete in the sport of K9 Nose Work, and to provide a model for effective instruction for current and future K9 Nose Work instructors.
This all-inclusive sleepover camp concentrates on the elements necessary to succeed at the sport of K9 Nose Work, as well as its application for increasing a dog’s confidence regardless of interest in competition.
The curriculum will include*:
- Introduction to K9 Nose Work
- Introduction to odor
- Introduction to exterior and vehicle searches
- Improving skills for experienced dogs
- Improving handler skills (leash handling techniques, understanding how to read the dogs, competition rules)
- PLUS loads of camp fun!
Each dog and handler team will be grouped with other similar level participants to maximize learning and progress during camp. Mild to moderately canine reactive dogs are welcome. This 3.5-day camp is open to all appropriate dog and handler teams as well as auditors.
* additional topics may be covered, subject to location and instructor availability