Best Buddies Nosework Classes

Best Buddies Nosework Classes

2021

with Carolyn Wilki, Sponsored by SBHO

FMI: TELEPHONE— 610-588-5262 (610-LUV-LAMB)

BEST BUDDIES GROUP TRAINING SESSIONS

Our goal is to offer the best possible training foundation for you and your dog. All classes are limited in size to 6 dogs. There are six classes in each session. The first class is a special orientation of two hours because you need to understand how your dog learns and the reasoning behind the training methods we recommend. All other classes are one hour in length. We are positive reinforcement trainers and emphasize the correct use of positive reinforcement in all our classes because it works best.

Currently we offer group classes for behavioral obedience, puppy kindergarten, puppy hikes, and agility on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as well as Saturday mornings. Growler Classes are two hours in length and are offered in 8 classes or 4 class per session options. Growler Classes are also limited in size to 6 dogs.

Best Buddies group classes (except Growler) are taught by Diane Thompson at Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm
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INTRODUCTION TO AKC NOSE WORK

Equipment: Dogs must have a non-restrictive tracking harness that is not used or worn for any other activity.

Dogs will learn:

* A word that means “search” and use their nose and what wearing a special harness means.
* How to search containers for scent and for food.
* How to succeed at indoor searching challenges in boxes:
With scent/food placed in circles, rows, along walls, along walls near an entryway.
With scent/food placed in corners, under and over tables, benches, in a cabinet.
With scent/food placed above or below the dog’s nose level.
With scent/food placed behind a grate like a baby gate or an exercise pen.
* How to succeed in indoor searching challenges without boxes:
With scent/food placed in circles, rows, along walls, along walls near an entryway.
With scent/food placed in corners, under and over tables, benches, in a cabinet.
With scent/food placed above or below the dog’s nose level.
With scent/food placed behind a grate like a baby gate or an exercise pen.
* How to search outdoors, around buildings, and around vehicles.
* How to accept and work with a tracking line.
* How to indicate a find with a trained, calm alert behavior.

Owners will learn:

* The basics of positive reinforcement training applied to nose work training.
* To recognize when dogs are searching versus when they are “in odor.”
* How to design a nose work training session for their dog.
* How to determine when to make a training session more challenging or easier for their dog.
* How to handle a tracking line while their dog is working.
* How to teach a dog to give a calm alert behavior to indicate when the dog makes a find.
* How to reinforce their dogs for maximum nose work success!


Introduction to Nosework classes taught by Diane Thompson at Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm



Best Buddies Nosework Classes
Event Dates 2021
Session I. Sep 27 - Nov 8, 2021. Monday afternoons, 6 Classes. 12:00 - 1:00 pm