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Source not Odor - Four-Week Course - Start 07/22/18 5:30 & 7:00pm
Open Seats 1
2018-7-29
7:00 pm
-2018-8-19
8:00 pm
Repetitive Drills Training - Six-Week Course - Start 08/05/18 5:30pm
Open Seats 3
2018-8-5
5:30 pm
-2018-9-30
6:30 pm
Repetitive Drills Training - Six-Week Course - Start 08/05/18 4:00pm
Open Seats 0
2018-8-5
4:00 pm
-2018-9-30
5:00 pm

Source not Odor - Four-Week Course - Start 07/22/18 5:30 & 7:00pm


Jul 29,2018 - Aug 19,2018 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 10, 2018. 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. 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, 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” 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 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: 5 handler/dog teams The Six Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 7:00pm Sundays: June 10 – June 17 – June 24 – July 1 – July 8 – July 15 (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: 5 handler/dog teams The Four Week Course will run for one (1) hour on the following days and time: 5:30pm Sundays: TBD depending on when the Six Week Course ends 7:00pm Sundays: TBD depending on when the Six Week Course ends 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 24, 2018 and only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor prior to Thursday, May 24, 2018.  Cancellation requests made on or after Thursday, May 24, 2018 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

Repetitive Drills Training - Six-Week Course - Start 08/05/18 5:30pm


Aug 5,2018 - Sep 30,2018 Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training is offering a Six Week Course on "Repetitive Drills," in Harvard, MA, starting Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:30pm. “Repetitive Drills” build and help maintain drive, enthusiasm, engagement and focus in your dog and a willingness to try. “Repetitive Drills” help the dog to understand that it is source that is important and not just odor. “Repetitive Drills” help develop that pinpoint precision, something very necessary for successful K9NW competition. “Repetitive Drills” condition in a "pay me now" behavior. And, “Repetitive Drills” allow the dog to exercise his problem-solving skills in a way that empowers the dog instead of burning the dog out. “Repetitive Drills” are designed to be “quick and easy” and “quick, easy problems” ARE NOT BORING to the dog – they EMPOWER your dog.  As Ron Gaunt told me once, “Dogs never get tired of success” and “Repetitive Drills” help your dog stay strong, confident and energized by maintaining that high ratio of quick, easy problems that make your dog feel successful! Most of the equipment that I will use is equipment that you can purchase and have for use in your own home. But, I will also be showing you how to set up a few Repetitive Drills with minimal or no equipment. But, just as a gentle reminder, one cannot change dog behaviors in six weeks that have been practiced, in some cases, for years. And, if a dog has some environmental sensitivities, then progress can also appear slow. As such, if your dog currently shows a lack of drive, enthusiasm, engagement or focus in his work or does not go out into a search with an obvious “willingness to try” or a “punch” (as I call it) then, over time, the use of “Repetitive Drills” WILL improve your dog’s performance.  But, it may take longer than just this one six-week period of time.  Still, in taking this series of classes, you will know how to use “Repetitive Drills” going forward, giving you tools that you can take away and use with your dog in the weeks and months to come as part of your regular weekly Training Program.  Plus, this series of classes will give you a better understanding of “why” dogs often show a dip in performance over time and what tools and handler techniques that can help you condition a stronger performance into your dog over time. PREREQUISITES: Dog must be on birch 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 reactive. COST: Cost For Six Week Course (Working Slot): $180 Cost For Six Week Course (Audit): $60 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: 5:30pm Sundays: August 5  -- August 12 – August 26 – September 2 --  September 16 – September 30 (No class August 19, September 19 & September 23) (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). 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 Monday, July 30, 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 30, 2018.  Cancellation requests made on or after Monday, July 30, 2018 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 5:30pm $ 180.00

Repetitive Drills Training - Six-Week Course - Start 08/05/18 4:00pm


Aug 5,2018 - Sep 30,2018 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training is offering a Six Week Course on "Repetitive Drills," in Harvard, MA, starting Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 4:00pm. “Repetitive Drills” build and help maintain drive, enthusiasm, engagement and focus in your dog and a willingness to try. “Repetitive Drills” help the dog to understand that it is source that is important and not just odor. “Repetitive Drills” help develop that pinpoint precision, something very necessary for successful K9NW competition. “Repetitive Drills” condition in a "pay me now" behavior. And, “Repetitive Drills” allow the dog to exercise his problem-solving skills in a way that empowers the dog instead of burning the dog out. “Repetitive Drills” are designed to be “quick and easy” and “quick, easy problems” ARE NOT BORING to the dog – they EMPOWER your dog.  As Ron Gaunt told me once, “Dogs never get tired of success” and “Repetitive Drills” help your dog stay strong, confident and energized by maintaining that high ratio of quick, easy problems that make your dog feel successful! Most of the equipment that I will use is equipment that you can purchase and have for use in your own home. But, I will also be showing you how to set up a few Repetitive Drills with minimal or no equipment. But, just as a gentle reminder, one cannot change dog behaviors in six weeks that have been practiced, in some cases, for years. And, if a dog has some environmental sensitivities, then progress can also appear slow. As such, if your dog currently shows a lack of drive, enthusiasm, engagement or focus in his work or does not go out into a search with an obvious “willingness to try” or a “punch” (as I call it) then, over time, the use of “Repetitive Drills” WILL improve your dog’s performance.  But, it may take longer than just this one six-week period of time.  Still, in taking this series of classes, you will know how to use “Repetitive Drills” going forward, giving you tools that you can take away and use with your dog in the weeks and months to come as part of your regular weekly Training Program.  Plus, this series of classes will give you a better understanding of “why” dogs often show a dip in performance over time and what tools and handler techniques that can help you condition a stronger performance into your dog over time. PREREQUISITES: Dog must be on birch 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 reactive. COST: Cost For Six Week Course (Working Slot): $180 Cost For Six Week Course (Audit): $60 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: 4:00pm Sundays: August 5  -- August 12 – August 26 – September 2 --  September 16 – September 30 (No class August 19, September 19 & September 23) (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). 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 Monday, July 30, 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 30, 2018.  Cancellation requests made on or after Monday, July 30, 2018 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 4:00pm $ 180.00