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
Building the Multi-Dimensional Nosework Dog
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 @ 1:00pm EST AND @ 9:30pm EST
The Early and the Late Airings will feature identical content and will both be done LIVE. You DO NOT need to sign up for both!
UP, OVER, UNDER, AROUND, and THROUGH… It’s all about 3 Dimensional Problem Solving!
When a dog works air currents and truly understands how to read and respond to scent cones, rather than just checking objects, you end up with a much stronger scenting dog. This ability is a part of being a 3 Dimensional Search Dog.
What it IS:
Understanding how to navigate and work the area in order to efficiently get to source.
What it IS NOT:
Pin-pointing or Sourcing Specific. The ability to work in 3 Dimensions enhances Pin-pointing and sourcing.
Why is it important?
A dog who can truly work odor will be more efficient, find more hides, and have fewer fringe alerts.
In this webinar we will talk about 3 Dimensional Searching and will explore HOW to enhance our own dog’s capabilities.
Remember that if you can’t attend live, you will get the recording in your In Box after the fact… but you HAVE to pre-register!
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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.