Erica Wells, CNWI and Mimi – K9 Nosework Demo
Dog’s Day Out is thrilled to have Erica Wells, CNWI now teaching this fun new dog sport!
An exciting new sport you can practice anywhere! Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. For this class all your dog needs is a nose and something to work for.
In our K9 Nosework series we will introduce you to this new sport and literally watch your dog follow his nose to success! You will be amazed at how excited your dog is to search for his favorite toy, food and the three scents used in K9 Nosework competitions.
Courses are open to dogs of ALL ages and temperaments. If your dog can not behave calmly in a room with other dogs just let us know ahead of class time so that we can accommodate you (we may ask you to crate your dog or have someone else available to handle your dog in another area if he is diruptive to other dogs working). INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
K9 NOSEWORK DEMO: 3-hour Workshop
This 3 hour workshop (which you can attend with or without your dog) will introduce you to the newest dog sport sweeping the nation! Almost any dog can do it including your puppy, senior or “difficult” dog. Got a nose? We’ve got fun for you! INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
K9 NOSEWORK LEVEL 1: Intro to Nosework
This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. This is a great class for ANY dog for fun, confidence building, and mental and physical stimulation. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
K9 NOSEWORK LEVEL 2A: Intro to Odor – Prerequisite Nosework Level 1
This class advances the dog’s scent discrimination skills taught in NW 1. All dogs are taught to identify the same scent, a natural essential oil. Additionally, we introduce tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork. Strong food or toy motivation is beneficial for this class. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
K9 NOSEWORK LEVEL 2B: Prerequisite NW Levels 1 & 2A
Continuing Nosework for dogs that have met minimum proficiency in finding their target odor. This class will continue to develop handler skills and introduce new target odors. This class will continue to develop handler skills and introduce new target odors . This class may be repeated until proficiency in identifying 3 target odors has been met. Class will meet both at dog’s day out as well as locations around town. Car searches and more difficult hides are all part of the excitement of NW2B!
INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
K9 NOSEWORK 3 Advanced Nosework: Prerequisite NW Levels 1 & 2A & B
Drop-In class (RSVP required by phone 206-706-4875 or email Erica at email@example.com. Location will vary). For students proficient in all 3 target odors or by instructor permission. $25/session
INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
If your dog is older (10 or above) and has an illness or disability (deafness, blindness, cancer), they can apply for a K9 Nosework scholarship. Contact us for scholarship information.
How much do classes cost? Please see our rates and services page for class, daycare and seminar costs.
How do I sign up? Click the link for the class you would like on the right side of this page or, for advanced K9 Nose Work contact Erica directly by phone at 206-706-4875 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When are classes offered? Please check our SCHEDULE for current listings and locations of all our classes.