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Intro to Scent Detection

Start Date:    

                    Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm

                    Saturday, March 9 at 5:45pm (no class March 30)

                    Saturday, March 16 at 4:30pm (no class March 30) 1 spot left

 

 $250+tax for six weeks

Come learn about the sport of nosework! Your dog will get introduced to odour, start to learn an indication and learn to hunt for odour. Discussions will be held about how to continue training at home, which organizations offer nosework events in the Calgary area and where you can purchase odours/scent kits for your own use.

Novice Scent Detection

Start Date:            

                  Monday, February 26 at 8:15pm

                  Monday, March 4 at 11:30am 2 spots left

                  Friday, March 15 at 12:45pm (no class March 29)

 

$250+tax for six weeks

This class will be a continuation of the Intro class, with a focus on strengthening the dog’s alert behavior, working on handler observation of changes of behavior when the dog is in odour and increasing search challenges.

 

pre-requisite: students have completed the Intro to Nosework course or have instructor permission to join this class.

Advanced Scent Detection

 Start Date:  

                     Friday, March 15 at 2:00pm (no class March 29) FULL

                     Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30pm

                     Wednesday, March 27 at 4:30pm 1 spot left

$250+tax for six weeks

This class will start to introduce more advanced nosework challenges, as well as focusing on teamwork. Classes at this level will be tailored to participants, to ensure that all training challenges are addressed. Teams may take this class several times if desired, as the content will change from session to session.

 

pre-requisite: students have completed the Novice Nosework course or have instructor permission to join this class.

Excellent Level Scent Detection

Start Date:  

               Monday, February 26 at 5:45pm FULL

                     Friday, March 15 at 3:15pm (no class March 29) FULL

                     Tuesday, March 26 at 7:15pm

                     Wednesday, March 27 at 5:45pm FULL

 

$250+tax for six weeks

This class will focus on presenting several challenges to the teams, including elevated hides, inaccessible hides, converging odour and more. Dogs should have a solid alert prior to enrolling in this class.

 

pre-requisite: students have completed the advanced nosework class or have instructors permissions to join this level.

SDDA Games

Start Date:  

              TBA

                   

 

$170+tax for four weeks

Each week we will focus on a different SDDA Game. These include Aerial, Speed, Distance and Team.

 

pre-requisite: students have completed a minimum of one set of novice nosework classes.

Lost Item Recovery Level 1

Start Date:  

               Tuesday, February 27 at 5:45pm 1 spot left

               Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00pm FULL

 

$170+tax for four weeks

Do you lose your keys, wallet or phone frequently?  Your dog can help you find them!

Did you know The North American Sport Dog Association (NASDA) has taken this helpful skill and made it into a sport?!  You can teach your dog to find your items utilizing their keen sense of smell.  In this four week class we will introduce your dog to finding your odour, discriminate amongst several other objects to find your item, and how to search a room for your "lost" item!

Lost Item Recovery Level 2

Start Date:  

              Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30pm 1 spot left

                   

 

$250+tax for six weeks

The level 2 class will continue teaching the skills taught in the level 1 class but will now take these recovery stills and teach your dog to find a "strangers" lost item.

Single Sessions

Pre-Requisite: Students have completed a minimum of one set of novice scent detection classes or equivalent. Target odours: birch, cypress, clove, anise, wintergreen, pine and thyme. These odours all taught in novice ay Hyper Hounds.


 

Start Date:
 

Sunday, March 3rd at 3:15pm: Tricky Hide Challenge - This class will feature a combination of the more challenging hides you will encounter in trials. Converging odour, inaccessible hides, deep accessible hides, elevated hides, floor hides, hides next to distractors, and hides affected by challenging air flow – are all fair game. Tips and tricks to master these challenges included!
 

Sunday, March 10th at 3:15pm: Extreme Exteriors (with Buried Hides!) – This class consists of all exterior searches and each search will include some buried / ground hides. Natural environmental distractions (critter smells, sounds, movement) will be included. We will run rain or shine (or snow!) so come dressed for the weather.

Sunday, March 17th at 3:15pm: Amazing Mazes – St. Patrick’s Day Edition: Your dog will independently work their way through St.Paddy’s themed mazes with various challenges to find the pot of gold at the end of the maze. Watch out for those mischievous leprechauns who have left various distractors to throw your dog off the scent.

Sunday, March 24th at 3:15pm: Mystery Mania (Unknown # of Hides): Conquer the dreaded unknown number of hides – every handler’s biggest fear! This class will feature all unknown number of hides, including blank areas. There will be an unknown containers search, an
unknown interiors search (multiple rooms), and an unknown exterior search.

Sunday, April 7th at 3:15pm: Speedy & Successful (Containers / Speed): This class is all about mastering containers so that you and your dog can search difficult patterns of containers in a speedy and successful way. Search patterns, memory tricks, and distractors included! We’ll put your skills to the test by running the new CWAGS Dasher levels during the 2 nd half of the class.

 

$40+tax for each single session

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