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
Understanding and Building Resilience into the Nosework Dog
Wed July 21 @ 9 PM EST
Does your dog have GRIT for odor? Will they dig deep and work hard even when the search or situation is challenging? That is resilience!
So you wanna learn Nosework? An Intro!
Thurs July 22 @ 6 PM EST
Interested in getting started in this amazing sport? This webinar is for you!
The Role of the Handler in the False Alert and Missed Hide
Wed July 28 @ 9 PM EST
Lots of things can cause a false alert or a missed hide. The handler is big source of these errors!
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!
For more FAQ’s about my webinars, please check out:
Webinars are offered most weeks. I’ve been giving webinars on Nosework and scent detection since 2017 back before webinars became cool… that is well over 100 successful webinars! My webinars are content rich… you will get a actionable things that you can apply and the theory to back it up. Expect my webinars to be applicable to both new and experienced competitors (many are also appropriate for professional application). Q&A during the event is welcome for on topic questions!
Latest Blog Posts
If you are reading this blog, you are a human. That is pretty much guaranteed! And as a handler of detection dogs (either sport other reason), you are probably pretty enamored with the dog's natural searching equipment. The dog's ability to follow plumes of odor...
Off leash searching can either be incredible or it can be a complete formula for distraction. Although it LOOKS simple, easy, and straightforward it is anything but. Off leash handling requires two magic ingredients: Independence and Odor Obedience. Brava sources a...
I love this saying... (paraphrased) Beginner handlers want to train advanced things.Advanced handlers want to train expert things.Expert handlers want to train foundations. There really is nothing wrong with these sentiments. They are judgement free. Of COURSE people...
“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.