AKc Scent work Judge, AKC CONTRACTOR, 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 2019 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
Cracking the Code of False Alerts
Apr 9th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET
Do you ever say that your dog “lies”? Or if you don’t do know know WHY you are getting False Alerts? Did you know that your history will plague you? The more False Alerts you have the more you will get, UNLESS you stop the cycle. We will explore the causes of False Alerts and will discuss how to fix them.
Conquering Converging Odor
Apr 10th, 2019 @ 2:00pm ET
Converging Odor is likely the most challenging skill in competitive nosework. You have to know when you’re in it and then you have to solve it quickly. The more convergence, the more challenging the puzzle. In this webinar we will explore converging odor, understand why our dogs are pretty incredible and we will have a plan to handle and train! Don’t miss this one!
A Sniff and a Movie
Apr 11th, 2019 @ 9:00pm ET
This is a unique interactive, learning experience… so pop some popcorn, grab a glass of wine, and join us for an evening dedicated to nosework!
Choose whether you want to walk the “Red Carpet” and get a video reviewed, or join as a “Movie Critic,” watching the available videos and joining in on the discussion.
Latest Blog Posts
Nosework (which is the same as “Scent Work”) as a competitive sport is exploding! We are seeing a huge increase in participation all over the world. Different programs are popping up, each with their own “flavor” of this most special sport that originally started over...read more
I have four dogs and they all do Nosework. Their talents are all different and they have all taught me something special about this journey that we're are on. Each of their journeys is different, but one is no less special than the other. This weekend I had the chance...read more
“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.