Intro to K9 Nose Work® (Continuing Education)
This 6-week Intro to K9 Nose Work® (K9NW) Continuing Education course is for dogs and handlers who have completed NACSW Intro to K9 Nose Work® and Intro to Odor® courses. This course introduces four main elements of the K9NW sport including interiors, exteriors, vehicles, and containers, while shaping the dogs hunting and problem-solving skills. As with previous K9NW classes, focus is on enriching the dog’s life, tapping into their desire to play the game, and establishing good teamwork.
Overall goals for this course:
- Continuing to build on and strengthen the dog’s hunting and problem-solving skills
- Building the dog’s intensity for the hunting game, increasing drive and “odor obedience”
- Boosting the dog’s confidence and independence
- Sharpening the handler’s leash handling and observational skills (reading dog’s body language)
Day/Dates*: Saturdays, October 22, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 2022. (*Dates subject to change. Students will be given ample notice.)
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held in Santa Barbara at a private location. Address will be provided after registration is complete.
Prerequisites: Dogs and handlers have completed Intro to Nose Work, Intro to Odor, or approved by instructor. Additional “prerequisites” are that your dog needs to be comfortable around human strangers and being left alone in your car or a crate. (Only one dog is allowed on the course at a time, while all the other dogs are sequestered.) If your dog is not comfortable left alone, you are welcome to bring another human (at least 16 years old, or older) along to act as their “dog nanny.”
K9 Nose Work® Course Policies*
COVID-19 Policies for In-Person Dog Training:
Our priority – as it has always been- is keeping people and dogs safe. The Inquisitive Canine follows current Santa Barbara Public Health recommendations regarding COVID-19. Rescheduling is necessary if instructor is ill or has been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID. For students who acquire COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has, or are ill, we ask that they notify the instructor and refrain from coming to class. (Homework will be sent.) Students who want to attend need to be vaccinated. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our ongoing dedication to keeping you and your families safe, today and always. Thank you for your cooperation.
Classes are paid-in-full at the time of registration. Accepted forms of payment are PayPal or a personal check made payable to The Inquisitive Canine. There is a $25.00 fee for all returned checks. Checks can be mailed to: The Inquisitive Canine 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1-290 Santa Barbara CA 93108
Cancelation of class must be requested one week or more before start date of first class. A refund minus $15.00 service fee will issued if cancelled within the mentioned timeframe. After that, no refunds will be issued. No refunds for no-shows. No make-up classes will be offered. Students are welcome to send another person to work with their dog as long as that person signs a waiver and is acting as the dog’s caregiver.
Maximum number of dogs/class: 6
Age — for dogs 6 months or older.
Dress code- Flat collar with ID tag, current license (a photo is fine), harness (optional). NO choke, prong, or electronic collars.
Vaccinations, including rabies (that’s the only legally required vaccination in Santa Barbara County) and flea/tick, and heartworm prevention.
Your inquisitive canine needs to be comfortable around human strangers and being left alone in your car or a crate.
For dogs of all abilities, sizes, breeds, and skill level. (Prior obedience training is not required!)
*Additional Inquisitive Canine class policies can be found here.