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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 Feb. 1st, 2018 and registration will open Jan 22nd.

Classes this Session

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NW101 Introduction to Odor

NW243 Nosework Challenges Series 4 (Inaccessible Hides)

 

NW350 More Proofing and Generalization for All Levels

 

Registration Opens JAN. 22nd

Class Runs FEB.  1 – MAR.  14

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW101 Introduction to Odor

Nosework is easily the hottest new sport around, and it’s easy to see why!  It’s fun for humans, dogs love to participate, and it’s good for building confidence and focus in dogs that have issues like shyness, reactivity, aggression, or a simple lack of confidence.  Any dog can participate; from puppies to very old or retired dogs.  In a matter of weeks, you’ll see your dog confidently ignoring distractions and focusing on the target scent; and by the end of the course, many of the dogs will be ready to compete for their ORT. 

This course is unique in that your dog will NOT learn to search for food; instead, we use the proven training method that produces the nation’s top drug and bomb detection dogs! Our backchaining method is effective on almost all dogs, from insecure and unfocused dogs to highly driven and intense workers. The proof is in the pudding; dogs going through only one or two levels of our courses are earning their ORT and NW titles in record time! Even if your dog has failed using other methods, we can help you succeed!

In this class, you will learn about the basic concepts in searching for odor, proper use of equipment, how to handle odor, how to make and place hides, and how to teach your dog the importance of odor obedience.  You will also learn how to make the search for scent extremely important to your dog.

Registration Opens JAN. 22nd

Class Runs FEB. 1 – MAR. 14

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW243 Nosework Challenges Series 4 (Inaccessible Hides)

 

This is the fourth in a series focused on Skill Building by working through a set of challenges each week. We will stretch our skills and comfort zones using drills and exercises geared towards improving the Nosework team. Each Nosework Challenges class is standalone so don’t fret if you missed an earlier one! I basically just have more ideas than I know what to do with.

In general, the Nosework Challenges classes are not as dense as my other classes. I do that on purpose! You will be given a set of exercises each week to work through.

The challenges we will play with will give your dog specific puzzles to help build their natural capabilities. Our dogs come to us as college grads in Olfaction… through puzzles and challenges we help to turn them into Olfaction Rocket Scientists.

Although this is a Series, please remember that the classes DO NOT need to be taken in order. I hope you can join me!!

The theme of Nosework Challenges Series 4 is INACCESSIBLE HIDES!!

 

 

 

Registration Opens JAN. 22nd

Class Runs FEB. 1 – MAR. 14

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!

Future Classes

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