Upcoming Classes, Workshops and Off-Site Trainings

Rockit NW3 vehicle searchScentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers three types of trainings: Off-Site Trainings, Workshops, and Regular Weekly Classes (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings).  See below for class types, dates and times of these classes.

Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training also offers Virtual Nose Work Training.  “Virtual Training” works well for many people. For more information on the Virtual Nose Work Training that I offer, please visit my other website, “Virtual Working Dog Center” (www.virtualworkingdogcenter.com).

“TRY-OUT K9 NOSE WORK” WORKSHOPS

On occasion, I offer 1 hour “Try-Out K9 Nose Work®” Workshops.  These 1 hour Workshops are designed to introduce dog owners to the sport of K9 Nose Work® and to demonstrate the initial training process.  Currently, there are no such Workshops scheduled but will be scheduled if requested.

Date TBD
Sponsored by Loyal Companion Sudbury
Held at the Loyal Companion Sudbury-Academy, 424 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
For More Information as to Location and Registration, Call the store at 978-443-7682 and ask to speak to Madison, the Academy Registrar, or Mary, the Store Manager.

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WORKSHOPS AND OFF-SITE TRAININGS

I regularly offer Off-Site Workshops and Sniff-Thrus for all three NACSW levels.  Currently, the following Workshops and Sniff-Thrus are scheduled:

“OFF-SITE COACHING NOSE WORK TRAINING”  Two 2-Hour Workshops
Saturday, June 26, 2021
*Info: This is an awesome training location and very similar to what folks will see at an Official NACSW Trial.  If you have a Trial in your future, this will be an opportunity to expose your dog to real world search environments, work competitive hides and get constructive coaching comments for you and for your dog.  Focus will be on Interior Searches but there will be a Bonus Exterior Search.
*All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch, anise and clove odor. Space is limited.
*Instructors: Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI, and New England Scent Dogs with Anne Steciw, CNWI
*Location: YMCA Montachusett Community Branch, 55 Wallace Avenue, Fitchburg, MA.  (https://www.ymcaofcm.org/locations/montachusett-community-branch/).  Please note that there are some stairs that we will use to access the second floor of the building, so you and your dog must be comfortable on staircases. 
*Levels:  NW2/NW3
*Sessions: Two 2-Hour Workshops. One NW2/NW3 session will run from 8:00am-10:00am and the other NW2/NW3 session will run from 10:15am-12:15pm.
*Registration is as follows:

Coaching Nose Work Training for NW2/NW3 dog teams, Saturday, June 26, 2021, 8:00am-10:00am:  
     http://www.scentinelnosework.com/events/?action=evregister&event_id=47

Coaching Nose Work Training for NW2/NW3 dog teams, Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:15am-12:15pm:
     http://www.scentinelnosework.com/events/?action=evregister&event_id=48

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“INTERIOR SNIFF-THRU”
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8:45am-12:15pm
*Info: Another opportunity to expose your dog to real world search environments and to work competitive hides under trial-like conditions.  Focus will be on Interior Searches but there will be a Bonus Exterior Search.
*All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch, anise and clove odor. Space is limited.
*Instructors: Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI, and New England Scent Dogs with Anne Steciw, CNWI
*Location: YMCA Montachusett Community Branch, 55 Wallace Avenue, Fitchburg, MA.  (https://www.ymcaofcm.org/locations/montachusett-community-branch/).  Please note that there are some stairs that we will use to access the second floor of the building, so you and your dog must be comfortable on staircases. 
*Levels:  NW1, NW2 and NW3
*Sessions:  NW1 dog teams will work first, followed by NW2 dog teams and then NW3 dog teams throughout the morning from 8:45am-12:15pm.
*Registration is as follows:

“Sniff-Thru” for NW1, NW2 and NW3 dog teams, Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8:45am-12:15pm:
     http://www.scentinelnosework.com/events/?action=evregister&event_id=45

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“UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF EXTERIOR SEARCHING”  Two 2-Hour Workshops
Saturday, July 31, 2021
*Info: This is an brand-new training location with a barn, patio and adjacent lawns in which to search.  Focus will be on Exterior Searches with Interior Searches in the barn leading to many olfactory challenges!  Again, if you have a Trial in your future, this will be an opportunity to expose your dog to real world search environments, work competitive hides and get constructive coaching comments for you and for your dog. 
*All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch, anise and clove odor. Space is limited.
*Instructor: Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI
*Location: Cape Neddick, ME   Address to be supplied at registration.
*Levels:  NW1, NW2 and NW3
*Sessions:  Two 2-Hour Workshops. NW1 will run for 9:00am to 11:000am.  NW2/3 will run from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
*To register, please call “It’s A Dogs World” at 207.363.0099 and ask to speak to Renee

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“MULTIPLE ROOMS WITH MULTIPLE HIDES”  Two 2-Hour Workshops
Saturday, August 28, 2021
*Info: This is another new training location in the daycare building at It’s A Dogs World.  Focus will be on Interior Searches with multiple hides creating converging odor plumes and pooling odor challenges.  Again, if you have a Trial in your future, this will be an opportunity to expose your dog to real world search environments, work competitive hides and get constructive coaching comments for you and for your dog. 
*All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch, anise and clove odor. Space is limited.
*Instructor: Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI
*Location: It’s A Dogs World, 3 White Birch Lane, York, ME 03909
*Levels:  NW1, NW2 and NW3
*Sessions:  Two 2-Hour Workshops. NW1 will run for 9:00am to 11:000am.  NW2/3 will run from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
*To register, please call “It’s A Dogs World” at 207.363.0099 and ask to speak to Renee

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REGULARLY WEEKLY CLASSES
I offer weekly classes at Gemini Training Center in Littleton, MA, In Stride Pet Dog Training Center, Fitchburg, MA, Loyal Companion in Sudbury, MA and The Ark in Harvard, MA. Space in each class is limited to six-seven dogs per six one-hour weekly group sessions. All dogs must be able to walk on a leash and come when called.

The next round of classes are now open for registration.  Click on any class name to get a full description of the class. Click here to see the full calendar of classes.

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GEMINI TRAINING CENTER, LITTLETON — MONDAYS
Gemini Training Center, 53-B Ayer Road, Littleton, MA

*These classes run on Mondays.
*Average of six dogs per each 6-week session with the exception of NW3 and up where four dogs are the maximum unless it is a mixed level class.
*Please see below for the 2021 dates of each class as each class slightly differs as to start date.
*Please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com for pricing information and to request a Registration Form and Waiver for the classes that I teach at the Gemini Training Center.
*NOTE: The 2021 dates for the upcoming session are: May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, June 7,  June 14 (No Class on May 31)

Level 9/10: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW3/Elite)
5:30-6:30pm (6-week session)
*This ongoing class is filled.

Level 8: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW2/3)
6:30-7:30pm (6-week session)
*This ongoing class is filled.

Level 9/10: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW3/Elite)
8:00-9:00pm (6-week session)
*This ongoing class is filled.

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THE ARK, HARVARD, MA — TUESDAYS
*These classes run on Tuesdays.
*Average of six to seven dogs per each 6-week session.
*Please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com for pricing information and to request a Registration Form and Waiver for the classes I teach at The Ark.
*NOTE: The 2021 dates for the upcoming session are:  June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6

Level 1: Introduction to Hunting – Primary (Reward)
5:30-6:30pm (6-week session)
*One opening left in this ongoing class.

Level 6: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW1)
6:30-8:30pm (6-week session)
*This ongoing class is filled. 

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GEMINI TRAINING CENTER, LITTLETON — WEDNESDAYS
Gemini Training Center, 53-B Ayer Road, Littleton, MA
*These classes run on Wednesdays.
*Average of six dogs per each 6-week session with the exception of NW3 where four dogs are the maximum unless it is a mixed level class.
*Please see below for the 2021 dates of each class as each class slightly differs as to start date.
*Please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com for pricing information and to request a Registration Form and Waiver for the classes that I teach at the Gemini Training Center.
*NOTE: The 2021 dates for the upcoming session are: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7

Level 9/10: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW3/Elite)
5:30-6:30pm (6-week session)
*This ongoing class is filled. 

Level 9/10: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW3/Elite)
6:30-7:30pm (6-week session)
*Handlers may register for this ongoing class at any time and may pay per class until a new 6-week session begins.
*One opening in this ongoing class.   

Level 6/8: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW2/NW3)
7:30-8:30pm (6-week session)
*This ongoing class is filled.    

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IN STRIDE PET DOG TRAINING CENTER, FITCHBURG, MA — THURSDAYS
In Stride Pet Dog Training Center, 245 Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA

*These classes run on Thursdays.
*Average of six dogs per each 6-week session with the exception of NW3 where four dogs are the maximum unless it is a mixed level class.
*Please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com for pricing information and to request a Registration Form and Waiver for the classes I teach at the In Stride Pet Dog Training Center.
*NOTE: The 2021 dates for the upcoming session are: May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24

Level 6: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW1)
6:00-7:00pm (6-week session)
*One opening left in this ongoing class.

Level 4: Introduction to Odor (Odor-Anise/Clove)
7:00-8:00pm (6-week session)
*One opening left in this ongoing class.

Level 1: Introduction to Hunting – Primary (Reward)
8:00-9:00pm (6-week session)
*This class will go forward when sufficient registration is reached.

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LOYAL COMPANION, SUDBURY — FRIDAYS
Loyal Companion-Academy, 424 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA
*Registration for my classes at Loyal Companion in Sudbury is temporarily on hold due to COVID.  When the classes go forward, registration may be made by calling the store at 978-443-7682 and asking to speak to Madison, the Academy Registrar, or Mary, the Store Manager.
*Any class openings are listed alongside the respective class.
*These classes run on Fridays.
*Average of six-seven dogs per each 6-week session with the exception of NW3 and Elite, where four dogs are the maximum unless it is a mixed level class.
*NOTE: The 2021 dates for the upcoming session are: TBD

Level 9/10: Continuing Nose Work (Odor-NW3/Elite)
4:30-5:30pm (6-week session)
*This class is filled.

Level 6: Introduction to Odor – (Odor-Birch/Paired Birch)
5:30-6:30pm (6-week session)
*This class is filled.

Level 2: Introduction to Different Venues- Primary (Reward)
6:30-7:30pm (6-week session)
*Handlers may register for this ongoing class at any time and may pay per class until a new 6-week session begins.
*Two openings left in this ongoing class.