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.
NOTE: When your dog is not working he must be able to be crated and quiet in another room (not in search area) or kept in your car.
INTRO TO NOSEWORK: 2.5 hour workshop for dogs + their humans
Scent work has become increasingly popular because every dog has a nose (that smells about 4000X greater than ours)! Whether you are interested in simply enriching your dog’s life, participating in Nosework trials, hunting truffles or having your dog find your keys, this introductory workshop is for you. Dogs of any age may participate. If your dog is reactive to dogs or people please let us know prior to registering so we can asses if this setting is right for your dog. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
INTRO TO NOSEWORK, 5 week Course, 75 minute sessions.
In this 5 week series we will cover why a dog’s nose is their greatest strength and how using it can help them gain confidence and mentally tire them out by channeling their inner hunter. Intro is the gateway to upper level scent work from finding your keys to competition. This is a great class for ANY dog for fun, confidence building, and mental and physical stimulation. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
Once you’ve completed the Introductory class you may choose which direction you are interested in going. If you have prior Scentwork class experience with another instructor please contact Erica@dogsdayoutseattle.com before signing up for a mixed level class. After Intro, classes are all “Mixed Level.”
Mixed Level Nosework: Competition Track, 5 weeks, 75 minute sessions.
In this Nosework class we will be introducing the target odors we use in competition Birch, Anise and Clove. You don’t need to compete to learn how to play the game the competition way. This class will repeat until your dog is ready for advanced classes. INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
Mixed Level Nosework: It’s Your Choice! 5 weeks, 75 minute sessions.
In this class YOU decide what you want your dog to find and bring those items to class. Maybe you want your dog to bring something that smells like you or find your keys or phone, almost anything you can think of goes in this fun class! (Please do not bring any live animals other than your dog):) INSTRUCTOR: Erica Wells, CNWI
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 at Erica@dogsdayoutseattle.com.
When are classes offered? Please check our SCHEDULE for current listings and locations of all our classes.