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
Mastering the Unknown: Unknown Number of Hides!
Mar 5th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET
Do you know how to effectively clear an area? What about finding all of the hides without overworking the area? This webinar will give you strategies and the know how to be able to confidently call “Finish” in an unknown hide situation. Part of the magic sauce is reading your dog, the other part is search strategy (and pattern!). We will talk about both!
Pee No More! Addressing Urination in Nosework Searches
Mar 6th, 2019 @ 2:30pm ET
Do you worry that your dog will pee in a search area and wreck your changes of qualifying? Do you have an intact dog and worry that he will “mark” while you try to search? In this webinar we will analyze what urine COB’s and sniffing looks like compared to target odor. We will also discuss what to do in the event of your dog marking during a training session and how to avoid the situation to begin with!
Latest Blog Posts
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“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.