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
Ask me Anything for an hour about Training Nosework! with Stacy Barnett
July 23rd, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET – CANCELLED: To be rescheduled TBD
SPECIAL EVENT!! This is an Ask Me Anything… for an hour, you can ask me ANYTHING about Nosework training! Come live and ask questions or register ahead of time and get the recording afterwards! Feel free to ask me anything about how or why I train…
Questions should be posed as “general” questions since diagnosing issues without video and full history may not get to root cause. If you have a training issue or are just curious, this event is for you!
There will be no slides for this event. (only $9.99!)
Assessing your Foundations: Are you on the Right Track?
July 24th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET
The word “Foundations” is used universally in canine sports… but have you thought what they REALLY are for Nosework? It’s always the answer to every training question… but what EXACTLY are they and how do you know if you have a gap? This webinar will outline my full definition of Foundations and will give you the tools to know if you have missing pieces. If you have a gap in your foundations, you are almost guaranteed to have issues later!
Latest Blog Posts
The most dangerous word in the sport of Nosework is the word "control". It's a word that effectively puts a hard stop in the dog's ability to move up the levels. It's also something that handlers have a hard time giving up. Some of you may have come from other sports...read more
One of the most powerful things that a handler can learn is how to effectively use body pressure. Handling is at its core, communication. That’s all it is. And when a dog searches, he is communicating to the handler 100% of the time. A savvy and experienced handler...read more
Do you want to know the REAL secret to training a Nosework dog? It's rather simple and easy to do. The secret is in prioritization. It's in picking long-term goals over short-term goals. What does this mean? It means that we need to think about how our training...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.