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Intro to Scent Detection

Start Date:    

                    Friday, May 31 at 9:15am FULL

                    

 

 $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:            

                  Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00pm FULL

                         Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30pm

                  Friday, June 28 at 12:45pm (no class Aug 2)

$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:  

                    Wednesday, June 19 at 4:30pm

                    Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30pm

                    Friday, June 28 at 2:00pm (no class Aug 2)

$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:   

              Wednesday, June 19 at 5:45pm 

                    Tuesday, June 25 at 7:15pm

                    Friday, June 28 at 3:15pm (no class Aug 2)

 

$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, June 11 at 5:45pm

$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:  

              TBA

 

$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 for all drop-ins: your dog has completed at least one set of novice classes or equivalent. Target odours: birch, cypress, clove, anise, wintergreen, pine, thyme (all taught innovice at hyper hounds) 

Start Date:

Sunday TBA at 3:15pm Excel at Exteriors! – This class consists of all exterior searches including some ground / buried hides and elevated hides. Natural distractors (critter and nature smells, outside sounds) will be included. The size of the search area and number of hides can be adjusted based on your dog’s level. Unknown number of hides is also an option for moreexperienced dogs. We will run rain, shine, or snow - so come dressed for the weather.

 

Sunday TBA at 3:15pmOne and Done! – This class will focus on the essential skill of clearing a search area so that you don’t have to keep going in circles and lose track of the hides you’ve already found. Dogs will work on clearing different search areas in searches with both known and unknown number of hides; clearing blank areas will be included as well. Additional
support can be provided for more novice teams and additional challenges can be provided for more experienced teams.

Sunday TBA at 7:15pm (NOTE the time) - Distractor Palooza! – Back by popular demand, this class is all about working through distractors. Toy distractors, food distractors, sound distractors, human distractors will all be included, as well as things that dogs normally “critter” on (dog and other animal smells). Distractors at different heights will be included as well. Whether you are newer to distractors or a more advanced team needing to brush up on your skills – the searches can be modified to meet your dog’s skill level.

 

Sunday May 26th at 3:15pmGo the Distance! - This class is all about teaching your dog independence and to work away from you. It will feature various challenges including MAZES, ranger / distance searches and even some fun new challenging SEATED distance searches. Searches will be set up so that you can safely run your dog off-leash, but you are welcome to bring a long line as well. The number of hides can be adjusted based on your dog’s level.

 

Sunday June 2nd at 3:15pmCars and Canines! – This class will focus on perfecting the vehicle search. Learn more effective and efficient ways to search vehicles. Number of vehicles and number of hides can be adjusted based on your dog’s level; unknown number of hides is an option for more experienced teams. PLEASE NOTE: You must be willing to volunteer your vehicle for this class and your dog MUST wear socks or boots to search in this class (to protect the vehicles from scratches).

$40+tax for each single session

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