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Remote Foundational Training for Novice Dogs
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2020-4-2
6:00 am
-2025-4-2
6:00 am
Phone Consultation/Remote Training
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2020-4-2
6:00 am
-2025-4-2
6:00 am
Video Review
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2020-4-2
6:00 am
-2025-4-2
6:00 am
Remote Training Class
Open Seats 6
2020-4-3
6:00 am
-2025-4-3
6:00 am
Source not Odor - Six-Week Course - Start 06/06/20 7:00pm
Open Seats 1
2020-6-6
7:00 pm
-2020-7-18
8:00 pm
Source not Odor - Six-Week Course - Start 06/06/2020 5:30pm
Open Seats 2
2020-6-6
5:30 pm
-2020-7-18
6:30 pm
Source not Odor - Four-Week Course - Start 07/25/18 5:30 & 7:00pm
Open Seats 2
2020-7-25
7:00 pm
-2020-8-15
8:00 pm
K9 Nose Work Off-Site Training/Pioneer Valley Books, Northampton, MA - 07/26/20 NW1 9:30am Group
Open Seats 8
2020-7-26
9:30 am
-11:30 am
K9 Nose Work Off-Site Training/Pioneer Valley Books, Northampton, MA - 07/26/20 NW2/NW3 12:00 Group
Open Seats 7
2020-7-26
12:00 pm
-2:00 pm
K9 Nose Work Off-Site Training/Pioneer Valley Books, Northampton, MA - 07/26/20 Elite 2:30pm Group
Open Seats 8
2020-7-26
2:30 pm
-4:30 pm

Remote Foundational Training for Novice Dogs


Apr 2,2020 - Apr 2,2025 Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am
REMOTE FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING FOR NOVICE DOGS (or dogs that handlers want to “restart"): Over the years, I have developed a powerful system of detection dog training which has been successfully followed by many dog teams.  Through  my “Remote Foundational Training,” I am able to share my Training Plan with individuals who are not in my area but who want to start their dogs in K9 Nose Work, or who believe their dogs’ current foundational training needs some "retooling."  I have written training plans for Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Please check out my class descriptions on my website (www.scentinelnosework.com) to see the progression of my classes to Level 5. When you first sign up for Scentinel Nose Work's "Remote Foundational Training” with a novice dog, or with a dog that you would like to “restart,” I will send to you one written lesson plan a week covering the first six weeks of Level 1. I then will ask you to send to me a short video of each week’s training which I will critique.  As much of Level 2 is venue-based, I have videos or photographs that I will share and discuss with you for all of the different venues which I introduce in Level 2. Then, when moving your dog on to “odor,” I have written lesson plans covering Levels 3 and 4 where handlers are instructed how to introduce the three NACSW-target odors to their dogs.  Finally, I also have written lesson plans for Level 5 where the dog is educated as to what they are to find and to tell you about.  Each of these Levels spans a six-week period and handlers will be sent one lesson plan a week and are asked to send to me one video which I will verbally critique. As a student is getting much of the same information “remotely” for each Level as they would have gotten in class with me, I therefore charge my regular fee of $180 per six-week session as it is the “information you get each week” that is key, and not necessarily the number of runs I see you do.  As Ron Gaunt, a Master Trainer and Co-Founder of the Sport of K9 Nose Work, used to say, “I do not train your dog.  I train you to train your dog.” My form of "Remote Foundational Training" teaches you “how to train your dog.”

Location

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Event Fees:

Scentinel Nose Work Remote Dog Training: Foundational Training for N $ 180.00

Phone Consultation/Remote Training


Apr 2,2020 - Apr 2,2025 Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am
PHONE CONSULTATION/REMOTE COACHING Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” to handlers who are already doing search problems. When these handlers first sign up for our “Remote Training,” I ask them to videotape a search problem in each of the four NACSW elements and to send the videotapes to me for review.  I then critique the performance of the dog and handler team, usually by phone. Based on the training goals of a handler, I describe various training “set ups” to help the dog team achieve, or to further, their training goals in any or all of four NACSW elements. This form of “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” has proven to be very helpful to handlers who want to compete, as well as to dog owners who use this sport as an “enrichment activity” for themselves and for their dogs, as both types of handlers want to learn more about how to “set up” search problems appropriate for their dog’s level and to build a stronger working performance in their “already successful” working dog. However, we have found my “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” to be extremely helpful to handlers who compete their dogs but whose performance has somehow “gone south” or is simply not at the level desired by the handler. There is so much that goes into the training of a strong, working detection dog team and in the development of that trusting, reliable relationship which is so important to competing successfully. Unfortunately, a high level of performance is not “static” and can decline for many reasons. Maybe it is because a dog is struggling with working out the complexities of pooling odor. Maybe it is because a dog has lost its “focus” or “drive” for the work.  Or, maybe it is because the handler is having difficulty “reading” their dog. Given the many years I have been training detection dogs, I have gained the experience, knowledge, and the “eye,” to help such dog teams and I am  often able to give a handler information necessary to resolve these particular training problems as well as many others. While there are no “quick, easy fixes” when things break down, there are many dog teams competing successfully today who have benefited from my “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” and I look forward to sharing my  knowledge with other dog teams in the future!  For this type of Video Consultation/Remote Coaching" (including a phone consultation with no video review in order to discuss a particular training problem or issue), I charge a set fee of $65 for thirty minutes.

Location

Online and Telephone

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Event Fees:

Scentinel Nose Work Remote Dog Training: Phone Consultation/Remote T $ 65.00

Video Review


Apr 2,2020 - Apr 2,2025 Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am
VIDEO REVIEW Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers “Video Review” to handlers who are already doing search problems. When these handlers sign up for our “Video Review,” we will ask them to send two videos to Gail for her view and critique.  The critique can either be by phone or by email, but remember that it takes much more time for me to write up a critique and, therefore, the time you purchase may be better spent by talking with me by phone as to what I see in each video.  For this type of "Video Review, I charge a set fee of $40 for thirty minutes.

Location

Online and Telephone

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Event Fees:

Scentinel Nose Work Remote Dog Training: Video Review $ 40.00

Remote Training Class


Apr 3,2020 - Apr 3,2025 Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am
REMOTE TRAINING CLASSES Similar to “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching,” Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers “Remote Training Classes” to a group of handlers who are already doing search problems. Each week, I will supply the class with descriptions of the set-ups that I would like each handler to do with their dog during the week.  The set-ups will focus on different kinds of searches commensurate with the level of each student in the class. I ask that each search be videotaped and the group will watch the videos in a Zoom Meeting that I will schedule each week.  This class closely duplicates a "normal training class."  The minimum number of students for this type of class is three students.  For this type of "Remote Training Classes" (including one Zoom Meeting per week with video review), I charge a set fee of $25 per student in the class per week with a one hour weekly Zoom Meeting.  

Location

Online and Telephone

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Event Fees:

Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training: Remote Training Class $ 25.00

Source not Odor - Six-Week Course - Start 06/06/20 7:00pm


Jun 6,2020 - Jul 18,2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training is offering a Six Week Course and a Four Week Course on "Source not Odor," in Harvard, MA, starting Thursday, June 6, 2020. If your dog searches and searches and has a difficult time locating “source,” then this series of classes is for you. If your dog searches for the source, but demands to paid while still many inches away from source, then this series of class is for you.  Alternately, if your dog searches for the source, but demands to paid by scratching, pawing or biting, then this series of class is for you.  And, if your dog searches for odor, but then “walks” the source or even gives up before locating source, then this series of classes is definitely for you!  I have found that many of these problems as well as others are caused by the dog not understanding “where” on the scent continuum he is to tell you about and how he should communicate with you.  And, it is not about “odor,” but rather it is “source” that we want him to tell us about!! But, sometimes the dog has difficulty understanding what it is that we want him to do. So, this series of classes will help clarify where we want our dog to make his two decisions, thereby improving your dog’s accuracy in locating a hide. And, another plus is that this series of classes may help to empower your dog in his searching and may help build drive and willingness in your dog to go to source. Six Week Course: This Six Week Course is geared toward clarifying for the dog where he is to make his two decisions and encouraging your dog to "stick more to source” without pawing when your dog does make a find. We will do that by using some of the Training Equipment that I have at my house. Four Week Course: The Four Week Course further clarifies what the dog should tell you about and helps build duration and accuracy into the find behavior. At the end of this Four Week Course, the dog will be asked to perform some Interior NW1 level searching with the hope that the dog will show much more odor obedience and commitment to scent source.  A prerequisite for taking the Four Week Course is to have successfully completed the Six Week Course. PREREQUISITES: Dog must be on odor. Dog must be able to be staged outside in personal vehicle (engine running with air condition on is fine). Given the tight spaces in the training area, dog must not be human or dog reactive. In order take the Four Week Course, the handler/dog team must have completed the Six Week Course. Dogs in season may not attend. If your bitch is in season, consider auditing to gain this optional training information. COST Cost For Six Week Course (Working Slot): $180 Cost For Four Week Course (Working Slot): $120 Cost For Six Week Course (Audit): $60 Cost For Four Week Course (Audit): $40 TIME/DATES for the Six Week Course: Class Size: 6 handler/dog teams The Six Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 7:00pm Saturdays: June 6 – June 13 – June 20 – June 27 – July 11 – July 18 (No class on July 4) If raining on a class date, the training that date will be cancelled and the schedule will be pushed out a week to accommodate the cancellation. TIME/DATES for the Four Week Course: Class Size: 6 handler/dog teams The Four Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 7:00pm Saturdays: TBD depending on when the Six Week Course ends but, tentatively, the Four Week Course will run on July 25 – August 1 – August 8 – August 15 LOCATION: Being held at: Gail’s House Harvard, MA (Address supplied by separate email). For More Information and Registration, email Gail at scentinelnosework@gmail.com. All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch odor.  Space is limited. Please note that these Courses will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made after Thursday, May 28, 2020 and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Thursday, May 28, 2020.  Cancellation requests made on or after Thursday, May 28, 2020 will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. For the Four Week Course, no refunds will be made after seven days prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor seven days prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD.  Cancellation requests made seven days or less prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD, will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. So, come join me for an informative and fun Training!!

Location

Gail's House-Address Supplied When Instructor Sends Out Course Details

Harvard, MA 01451

Event Fees:

Working spot - 6 week class $ 180.00

Source not Odor - Six-Week Course - Start 06/06/2020 5:30pm


Jun 6,2020 - Jul 18,2020 Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training is offering a Six Week Course and a Four Week Course on "Source not Odor," in Harvard, MA, starting Thursday, June 6, 2020. If your dog searches and searches and has a difficult time locating “source,” then this series of classes is for you. If your dog searches for the source, but demands to paid while still many inches away from source, then this series of class is for you.  Alternately, if your dog searches for the source, but demands to paid by scratching, pawing or biting, then this series of class is for you.  And, if your dog searches for odor, but then “walks” the source or even gives up before locating source, then this series of classes is definitely for you!  I have found that many of these problems as well as others are caused by the dog not understanding “where” on the scent continuum he is to tell you about and how he should communicate with you.  And, it is not about “odor,” but rather it is “source” that we want him to tell us about!! But, sometimes the dog has difficulty understanding what it is that we want him to do. So, this series of classes will help clarify where we want our dog to make his two decisions, thereby improving your dog’s accuracy in locating a hide. And, another plus is that this series of classes may help to empower your dog in his searching and may help build drive and willingness in your dog to go to source. Six Week Course: This Six Week Course is geared toward clarifying for the dog where he is to make his two decisions and encouraging your dog to "stick more to source” without pawing when your dog does make a find. We will do that by using some of the Training Equipment that I have at my house. Four Week Course: The Four Week Course further clarifies what the dog should tell you about and helps build duration and accuracy into the find behavior. At the end of this Four Week Course, the dog will be asked to perform some Interior NW1 level searching with the hope that the dog will show much more odor obedience and commitment to scent source.  A prerequisite for taking the Four Week Course is to have successfully completed the Six Week Course. PREREQUISITES: Dog must be on odor. Dog must be able to be staged outside in personal vehicle (engine running with air condition on is fine). Given the tight spaces in the training area, dog must not be human or dog reactive. In order take the Four Week Course, the handler/dog team must have completed the Six Week Course. Dogs in season may not attend. If your bitch is in season, consider auditing to gain this optional training information. COST Cost For Six Week Course (Working Slot): $180 Cost For Four Week Course (Working Slot): $120 Cost For Six Week Course (Audit): $60 Cost For Four Week Course (Audit): $40 TIME/DATES for the Six Week Course: Class Size: 6 handler/dog teams The Six Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 7:00pm Saturdays: June 6 – June 13 – June 20 – June 27 – July 11 – July 18 (No class on July 4) If raining on a class date, the training that date will be cancelled and the schedule will be pushed out a week to accommodate the cancellation. TIME/DATES for the Four Week Course: Class Size: 6 handler/dog teams The Four Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 7:00pm Saturdays: TBD depending on when the Six Week Course ends but, tentatively, the Four Week Course will run on July 25 – August 1 – August 8 – August 15 LOCATION: Being held at: Gail’s House Harvard, MA (Address supplied by separate email). For More Information and Registration, email Gail at scentinelnosework@gmail.com. All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch odor.  Space is limited. Please note that these Courses will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made after Thursday, May 28, 2020 and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Thursday, May 28, 2020.  Cancellation requests made on or after Thursday, May 28, 2020 will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. For the Four Week Course, no refunds will be made after seven days prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor seven days prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD.  Cancellation requests made seven days or less prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD, will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. So, come join me for an informative and fun Training!!

Location

Gail's House-Address Supplied When Instructor Sends Out Course Details

Harvard, MA 01451

Event Fees:

Working spot - 6 week class $ 180.00

Source not Odor - Four-Week Course - Start 07/25/18 5:30 & 7:00pm


Jul 25,2020 - Aug 15,2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training is offering a Six Week Course and a Four Week Course on "Source not Odor," in Harvard, MA, starting Thursday, June 6, 2020. If your dog searches and searches and has a difficult time locating “source,” then this series of classes is for you. If your dog searches for the source, but demands to paid while still many inches away from source, then this series of class is for you.  Alternately, if your dog searches for the source, but demands to paid by scratching, pawing or biting, then this series of class is for you.  And, if your dog searches for odor, but then “walks” the source or even gives up before locating source, then this series of classes is definitely for you!  I have found that many of these problems as well as others are caused by the dog not understanding “where” on the scent continuum he is to tell you about and how he should communicate with you.  And, it is not about “odor,” but rather it is “source” that we want him to tell us about!! But, sometimes the dog has difficulty understanding what it is that we want him to do. So, this series of classes will help clarify where we want our dog to make his two decisions, thereby improving your dog’s accuracy in locating a hide. And, another plus is that this series of classes may help to empower your dog in his searching and may help build drive and willingness in your dog to go to source. Six Week Course: This Six Week Course is geared toward clarifying for the dog where he is to make his two decisions and encouraging your dog to "stick more to source” without pawing when your dog does make a find. We will do that by using some of the Training Equipment that I have at my house. Four Week Course: The Four Week Course further clarifies what the dog should tell you about and helps build duration and accuracy into the find behavior. At the end of this Four Week Course, the dog will be asked to perform some Interior NW1 level searching with the hope that the dog will show much more odor obedience and commitment to scent source.  A prerequisite for taking the Four Week Course is to have successfully completed the Six Week Course. PREREQUISITES: Dog must be on odor. Dog must be able to be staged outside in personal vehicle (engine running with air condition on is fine). Given the tight spaces in the training area, dog must not be human or dog reactive. In order take the Four Week Course, the handler/dog team must have completed the Six Week Course. Dogs in season may not attend. If your bitch is in season, consider auditing to gain this optional training information. COST Cost For Six Week Course (Working Slot): $180 Cost For Four Week Course (Working Slot): $120 Cost For Six Week Course (Audit): $60 Cost For Four Week Course (Audit): $40 TIME/DATES for the Six Week Course: Class Size: 6 handler/dog teams The Six Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 7:00pm Saturdays: June 6 – June 13 – June 20 – June 27 – July 11 – July 18 (No class on July 4) If raining on a class date, the training that date will be cancelled and the schedule will be pushed out a week to accommodate the cancellation. TIME/DATES for the Four Week Course: Class Size: 6 handler/dog teams The Four Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 5:30PM & 7:00PM Saturdays: TBD depending on when the Six Week Course ends but, tentatively, the Four Week Course will run on July 25 – August 1 – August 8 – August 15 LOCATION: Being held at: Gail’s House Harvard, MA (Address supplied by separate email). For More Information and Registration, email Gail at scentinelnosework@gmail.com. All dogs registering need to be independently hunting for birch odor.  Space is limited. Please note that these Courses will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made after Thursday, May 28, 2020 and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Thursday, May 28, 2020.  Cancellation requests made on or after Thursday, May 28, 2020 will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. For the Four Week Course, no refunds will be made after seven days prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor seven days prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD.  Cancellation requests made seven days or less prior to the start of the Training Session, the date of which is TBD, will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. So, come join me for an informative and fun Training!!

Location

Gail's House-Address Supplied When Instructor Sends Out Course Details

Harvard, MA 01451

Event Fees:

Working spot - 4 week class $ 120.00

K9 Nose Work Off-Site Training/Pioneer Valley Books, Northampton, MA - 07/26/20 NW1 9:30am Group


Jul 26,2020 - Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Off-Site Nose Work Training Opportunity! Sunday, July 26, 2020 Pioneer Valley Books, 155 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA. Registration is now open for an Off-Site Nose Work Training offered by Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI, on Sunday, July 26, 2020 to be held at Pioneer Valley Books, 155 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA. This location should prove to be an awesome training location! Focus will be on Interior Searches but we will try to have a Vehicle Search and a Container Search as “bonus searches.” This is Registration for the NW1 Session which will run from 9:30am-11:30am. Registration will be limited to 10 dogs per session. Cost for the NW1, NW2/3 and Elite Sessions is $70 per dog and preregistration is required. Final confirmations and details will be emailed on Monday, July 20, 2020. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note that this Training Opportunity will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made after Monday, July 20, 2020 and refunds will be made (less any PayPal fees) only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Monday, July 20, 2020.  Cancellation requests made on or after Monday, July 20, 2020 will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. Email Gail McCarthy at scentinelnosework@gmail.com  or call 617-775-7968 if you have any questions. Fun, fun and more fun!!!

Location

Pioneer Valley Books
155 Industrial Drive
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Event Fees:

NW1 9:30am Working Spot $ 70.00

K9 Nose Work Off-Site Training/Pioneer Valley Books, Northampton, MA - 07/26/20 NW2/NW3 12:00 Group


Jul 26,2020 - Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Off-Site Nose Work Training Opportunity! Sunday, July 26, 2020 Pioneer Valley Books, 155 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA. Registration is now open for an Off-Site Nose Work Training offered by Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI, on Sunday, July 26, 2020 to be held at Pioneer Valley Books, 155 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA. This location should prove to be an awesome training location! Focus will be on Interior Searches but we will try to have a Vehicle Search and a Container Search as “bonus searches.” This is Registration for the NW2/NW3 Session which will run from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Registration will be limited to 10 dogs per session. Cost for the NW1, NW2/3 and Elite Sessions is $70 per dog and preregistration is required. Final confirmations and details will be emailed on Monday, July 20, 2020. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note that this Training Opportunity will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made after Monday, July 20, 2020 and refunds will be made (less any PayPal fees) only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Monday, July 20, 2020.  Cancellation requests made on or after Monday, July 20, 2020 will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. Email Gail McCarthy at scentinelnosework@gmail.com  or call 617-775-7968 if you have any questions. Fun, fun and more fun!!!

Location

Pioneer Valley Books
155 Industrial Drive
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Event Fees:

NW2/NW3 12:00pm Working Spot $ 0.00

K9 Nose Work Off-Site Training/Pioneer Valley Books, Northampton, MA - 07/26/20 Elite 2:30pm Group


Jul 26,2020 - Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Off-Site Nose Work Training Opportunity! Sunday, July 26, 2020 Pioneer Valley Books, 155 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA. Registration is now open for an Off-Site Nose Work Training offered by Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training with Gail McCarthy, CNWI, on Sunday, July 26, 2020 to be held at Pioneer Valley Books, 155 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA. This location should prove to be an awesome training location! Focus will be on Interior Searches but we will try to have a Vehicle Search and a Container Search as “bonus searches.” This is Registration for the Elite Level Session from 2:30pm-4:30pm Registration will be limited to 10 dogs per session. Cost for the NW1, NW2/3 and Elite Sessions is $70 per dog and preregistration is required. Final confirmations and details will be emailed on Monday, July 20, 2020. Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note that this Training Opportunity will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made after Monday, July 20, 2018 and refunds will be made (less any PayPal fees) only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Monday, July 20, 2020.  Cancellation requests made on or after Monday, July 20, 2020 will be honored only if there is a handler available to take the spot from a Wait List. Email Gail McCarthy at scentinelnosework@gmail.com  or call 617-775-7968 if you have any questions. Fun, fun and more fun!!!

Location

Pioneer Valley Books
155 Industrial Drive
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Event Fees:

Elite 2:30pm Working Spot $ 70.00