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Lauri & The Gang 12-28-2012 12:03 PM

Starting Nosework class next week
I'm starting Mauser in Nosework I class next week.

Has anyone else done this with their dogs?

MaggieRoseLee 12-28-2012 12:09 PM

I'd love to do this with my dogs! They are supposed to love it and be neat to see how they'd do.

Keep us updated with how you do..


gsdraven 12-28-2012 12:09 PM

I've done classes with Raven and Kaiser and some at home with Holly and attended a 5 day camp last labor day. It's a ton of fun. Low pressure sport that dogs really love.

A lot of instructors have their own way of teaching it. Some go slow, some go fast.

Cassidy's Mom 12-28-2012 01:29 PM

TaraM1285 01-07-2013 10:55 PM

Have fun! Tara loves Nose Work - she just passed her birch ORT this weekend.

Lauri & The Gang 01-07-2013 10:58 PM

Our class was pushed back to Jan 12th - NEXT saturday. I've already started working Mauser with his tennis ball in boxes. :)

Lauri & The Gang 01-13-2013 05:05 PM

So, first nosework class is under our belt and I think Mauser did great.

There are only 4 dogs in class and by the end he was actually getting a little bored. :) We were the only team using a toy. Mauser really doesn't care much for food - balls are MUCH more exciting.

I took a couple tennis balls and put handles on them. One would go in the box and the other was the 'reward'.

Mauser was doing closed boxes before the other dogs. :D

The one thing we are going to change is that instead of two toys I'm going to bring a piece of a tennis ball to put in the boxes. That way he doesn't have the chance to play with what's in the box - he only gets the reward I have. The piece in the box is only for scent.

He did go off on two dogs - one in class and one afterwards. I need to find a reactive dog class for him. :(

JakodaCD OA 01-13-2013 05:07 PM

sounds like FUN wish there was something like this around here:(

Liesje 01-13-2013 05:36 PM

We just started last week too. I was just practicing with Nikon in the basement and Coke came down. I let him try too so I guess I will be training him at home too. He gave me this look like "hey *I* can sniff something in boxes!" and I couldn't resist.

Lauri & The Gang 01-13-2013 06:02 PM

This is what they call the Intro class. It is teaching and building the hunt drive in the dogs. After this class we move on to the first 'real' class - Birch. :)

Lies - I'll probably work my Cresteds as well while I'm practicing with Mauser. They are ALL highly food motivated.

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