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Upcoming Online Classes

Stacy teaches several classes each session through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA). Classes at FDSA start the 1st of every other month, with registration available approximately a week in advance.

The next session starts December 1st, 2019 and registration will open November 22nd.

Classes this Session

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NW170: Building Blocks of Nosework – Before Odor

NW270: Foundations, Foundations, Foundations for Nosework

NW350: More Proofing and Generalization for All Levels

 

Registration Opens NOV. 22nd

Class Runs DEC.  1 – JAN. 11

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW170: Building Blocks of Nosework – Before Odor

You, your dog, an inquiring mind and the start of a whole new world of opportunity. In this course you will learn the foundations of nosework even before you ever introduce odor. This course has been designed to perfectly position your dog to be able to leapfrog into the scenting world by providing skills, desire, confidence and motivation…. To the handler, this course provides the keys and knowledge to jumpstart into one of the fastest growing canine sports. This course requires little to no equipment, just a fascinated mind and the desire to do something fun with your best friend.

Did you know that your dog’s olfactory lobe is 1/8th of it’s brain? This course will let your canine partner USE his brain in ways that will stimulate, invigorate and enrich your dog’s life and ultimately your relationship with him.

At the same time you will learn how to prepare your dog or puppy so that when he DOES get on odor, everything will be easy…. He will already be ok working in new places. He will already be in the right arousal state. He will already know this his “special” routine. When you do introduce odor, after this course, the introduction will be seamless and easy… because you will have all the right FOUNDATIONS and CONCEPTS.

This course isn’t just about the dog…. It’s also about developing a strong and competent nosework handler. Handling in Nosework is a PARTNERSHIP. To be a good partner, you need to understand your dog’s nose and his scenting skills. You also need to have a good foundation in the science of scent. You need the basics of “reading your dog” and the basics of good handling. You will build all of these skills!

Whether your goal is to have an amazing competitive nosework dog, to build confidence or to just have some sniffing fun, this course is for you!

This course is suitable for all dogs and puppies of all ages. No prior scenting experience is necessary. Dogs who have been introduced to odor, but who need a little extra confidence may also benefit from this course. Quite simply, this course is not to be missed!

NOTE: This class will offer a Teaching Assistant (TA) who will be available to Silver and Bronze students in the Study Group. FDSA TA’s will answer questions and review videos in the Student Study Group.

    Registration Opens NOV. 22nd

    Class Runs DEC. 1 – JAN. 11

    Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

    NW270: Foundations, Foundations, Foundations for Nosework

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “Go back to Foundations?” Do you really know what that means? In this class we will learn WHAT the proper foundations are for Nosework and will work on enhancing them.

    This class is for all dogs already searching on odor. Are you new to Nosework and want to make sure that your dog is rock solid? Or do you have a specific problem that needs to be addressed in your searching with your more advanced dog? Both can be addressed in this class.

    Foundations are the bedrock upon which we build an excellent Nosework dog. It determines whether we will flounder or be mediocre or if we are able to allow the dog to fulfill his individual potential. Time spent on Foundations is never wasted. Foundations aren’t “beginning stuff”… Foundations are a way of training so that we can develop a dog who can work fluidly and confidently. We can enhance the teamwork between the dog and handler…. and when teamwork is at its finest it’s difficult to know where the dog ends and the handler begins!

    This class helps us to:

    – Understand what Foundations ARE and what Good Looks Like

    – Helps us to target where to focus and improve

    – Address training challenges…. most training issues are Foundation related!

    What is the result of good Foundations? FOCUS, TEAMWORK, FLUIDITY, EXCELLENCE

    NOTE: This class will offer a Teaching Assistant (TA) who will be available to Silver and Bronze students in the Study Group. FDSA TA’s will answer questions and review videos in the Student Study Group.

     

    Registration Opens NOV. 22nd

    Class Runs DEC. 1 – JAN. 11

    Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

    NW350: More Proofing and Generalization for All Levels

    Do you want to make your team the best you can be? The key to success in Nosework is in Generalization and Proofing. This course isn’t a skills based course although skills will be enhanced and honed. It’s a course entirely devoted to trial preparation. Use a systematic process to identify your particular challenges and then design a customized preparation plan for your dog to build confidence, motivation, and ease in novel environments particular to the level that you currently preparing for. All of our Nosework courses are targeted at getting you trial ready at whatever level you are at, but this course takes trial readiness to the next level. This course is appropriate for all levels of Nosework students and will give you the confidence you need to step to the start line.

    This class is suitable regardless of your Nosework background or how you introduced odor to your dog. This class is designed to be repeated and to provide the online student with structure necessary to continue to build skills for successful trialing. (Bronze and Silvers will also be building customized plans!)

    This is an excellent class for sensitive or environmental dogs as there is a heavy emphasis on the mental state of the dog.

    You can expect in this class to see lots and lots of videos of different dogs working. One of the best learning methods is watching different dogs work. You’ll find that your eye improves and your own ability to read your dog skyrockets! This class will not only showcase dogs working in the Gold threads but will also showcase a ton of dogs at different levels working throughout the lectures.

    You can expect your dog to get much closer to being trial ready, and you can expect your own handling to improve by leaps and bounds! Hope to see you in class!

    NOTE: This class will offer a Teaching Assistant (TA) who will be available to Silver and Bronze students in the Study Group. FDSA TA’s will answer questions and review videos in the Student Study Group.

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