AKc Scent work Judge, International clinician, top competitor, and FDSA InstructorStacy Barnett
Learn with Stacy
Online Classes through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
Classes are geared towards all levels of competitors, regardless of your venue of choice! Come see why Stacy’s FDSA classes receive consistent accolades.
Webinars for hobbyists and competitors
Tuesday is webinar day! Topics run the gamut and are a popular augment to every Nosework handler’s education. See also for special events!
International Seminars and Special Events
Stacy is a popular clinician and travels across the US and abroad teaching Nosework! Currently booking 2020 engagements.
What is Nosework?
Nosework is one of the fastest growing dog sports in the world. It’s modeled after real world detection.
In Nosework, your dog searches for essential oils, usually on cotton swab. You may search inside buildings, out in the open, boxes and luggage, on vehicles and even buried in the ground! Every search is different and exciting. This is a timed sport where the dog’s skill and handling come together.
Nosework is a sport that every dog and handler can do. It’s a great way to focus hyper dogs and calm nervous dogs. You will be surprised how Nosework can build confidence. Plus it’s FUN!
What can it do for your dog?
Engage his brain
Build Your Bond
March 3: Nothing There! Conquering the Blank Area
Blank Areas are enough to strike fear into handlers’ hearts. This webinar will help you to confidently call FINISH.
Remember that if you can’t attend live, you will get the recording in your email after the fact… but you HAVE to pre-register!
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Upcoming 2021 Webinar Dates:
February 3, February 9, February 17, March 3, March 9
Latest Blog Posts
When I started in this sport I thought of blank areas as demotivational for the dog. I hated the idea of training blank areas and felt that I was "setting my dog up". In retrospect, I think my position on Blank Areas was more because I had a "finding hides" mindset...
Perfect Sourcing is a goal of every Nosework handler, yet I find in talking to people that the understanding of what sourcing is and how to really achieve excellence isn’t well known. All too often people confuse “precision” with pin-pointing and they focus all of...
What truly IS a Final Response? A Final Response is an intentional behavior given to communicate to the handler that the dog believes that criteria has been met so that the handler will produce a reward. That's all it is... Final Responses are fraught with danger. But...
“I will seek out Stacy again. I so enjoyed her teaching style and sharing her experiences really helps prepare you. I feel I have a good plan and much better understanding of what we need to succeed at the higher levels of NoseWork.”
“Stacy is so organized - works individually with each dog at the stage they are at -lots of positive feedback and helpful critiques. Love how she breaks complex ideas down into the parts and has us practice each of the parts before putting them together into the whole exercise.”
“Another phenomenal six weeks!!! Class after class Stacy brings out the best in everyone and provides detailed insight and feedback. She ensures success and encourages her students to challenge themselves while building confidence.”
Stacy structures everything around her Pyramid: The Four Cornerstones of Trial Preparation. Confidence and Motivation are sacred. Emotions can be trained. Arousal is a habit. These are core concepts of what she teaches.