Akita on a Leash

Scent & Tracking Classes

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Scent Training 1

Prerequisites:

Obedience Level 1 Certification

What the class covers:

What is sniffing all about? It is amazing that a dog's sense of smell is 10 to 100 million times more acute than a humans! Teach your dog how to find an odor and communicate the location. All breeds benefit from this fun way to increase mental stimulation. Dogs love this class as they are the star!

What to bring to class:

First night of class: copy of immunization records. Every week: lots and lots of treats.

Session 7: Sept 27 - Nov 1 Tues 6:30 - 7:20 PM

Scent Work Level 3

Prerequisites:

Club membership.

Actively Competing in scent work trials and passed Scent Work level 1 and 2

What the class covers:

For those handlers and dogs competing in scent work and are beyond Advanced/Level 3 in AKC, CPE or other venues. Classes will focus on harder hides, inaccessible hides, and food/toy distraction. Odors will birch, anise, clove, cypress and vetiver. Classes may be held off site.

What to bring to class:

Session 7: Sept 28 - Nov 2 Wed 8:00 - 8:50 PM

Scent Training 2

Prerequisites:

Scent Training 1

What the class covers:

Continue to build skills and work with different scents (topics may include birch,anise, cloves, interior, exterior, vehicles and buried). Last class will include searches as done in actual competitions.

What to bring to class:

Session 7: Sept 26 - Oct 31 Mon 8:00 - 8:50 PM
Session 7: Sept 27 - Nov 1 Tues 6:30 - 7:20 PM

Tracking

Prerequisites:

Club membership;

Dogs must be a minimum of nine months old, Good Dog - Obedience 1 graduation certificate or other beginning obedience or pet manners class.

What the class covers:

Tracking is something all breeds of dogs can do, and excel at We just need to show them how to do what comes naturally to them. Whether you go on to achieving your AKC Tracking Titles, or merely have another wonderful skill to practice with your dog, Tracking is a Partnership, and that is what is all about!
This is a 6 week Introductory Tracking class for those who may be interested in pursuing an AKC Tracking Dog Title, TD. We will be working in all kinds of weather condition, terrain, and temperatures.

Laying a scent trail and following the scent to find an object or person.

What to bring to class:

First night of class: copy of immunization records. Every week: lots and lots of treats.

First Class will be held at Pioneers Park. Meet at the Sled Ramp. Future class will be held at local parks to utilize open areas for tracking

Session 7: Oct 1 - Nov 5 Sat 9:00 - 10:30 AM

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