Length: 6 classes, 1 hour each
Prerequisite: K9 Nose Work ® II
Total students: 5
This class builds on the K9 Nose Work® II, harnessing your dog’s drive to hunt for food or a toy and developing your dog’s scent discrimination skills. The dogs are taught to identify birch as the first target odor. We will go back to the basics using box work, container searches and interior searches to begin imprinting the target odor. Additionally, we will continue to build dog/handler teamwork. Please note that classes are structured so that dogs work one at a time in the search area. To accomplish this and to allow you to observe the other dogs in class, it is helpful but not required to crate your dog during class.