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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, 2020 Registration will open November 22nd.

Classes this Session

See descriptions below for more information.

NW170: Building Blocks of Nosework – Before Odor

NW270: Foundations, Foundations, Foundations for Nosework

NW290: Just Plain Killer Nosework Skills and Setups (new)

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: If you took NW470 Roadmap to Success, there will be some overlap.  NW470 covered Foundations for the first 2 weeks of class.  In this class, we are covering Foundations for the entire 6 weeks, to a much deeper and comprehensive extent. 

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

NW290: Just Plain Killer Nosework Skills and Setups (new)

Are you looking to take your Nosework skills to the next level? Wondering what skills you need to develop to go from GOOD to GREAT? Are you an advanced team that needs some polish?

This class focuses on creating and building skills that will give you an edge in your searching. We will focus our work on building Drive, Capability, and Fluency… and will have a lot of fun doing it!

This is a skills based class. We will work on skills that can be applied regardless of the organization or country where you are based.

Topics covered include:

  • Arousal Layering to Build Fluency in Containers
  • Blowing Odor
  • Deep Hides
  • Navigating the Environment with Air Scenting and Spatial Processing
  • Suspended Hides
  • Converging Odor using Patterning Drills

Each week will cover a different topic!

 

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.

 

Future Classes

Click on a class below for more information.

 

  • N101S: NW101 – Introduction to Nosework starting February 1, 2021
  • NW190: Training a Thinking Nosework Dog using a Cognitive Approach starting February 1, 2021
  • NW470: Win By A Nose: Successful Nosework Trialing starting February 1, 2021
  • N120S: NW120 – Introduction to NW Search Elements starting April 1, 2021
  • NW230: Polishing Skills for NW2 and NW3 starting April 1, 2021
  • NW420: Honing Your NW Handling starting April 1, 2021
  • N130S: NW130 – Developing Advanced Nosework Skills 
  • NW175: Fun with FUNdamentals: Progress Games for Success
  • More to come!!! 

 

 

Self Study Classes

Learn at your own pace with Self Study Classes!  You get all the lectures and example videos from the original course all for only $50

Learn WHY your dog might be smashing boxes and learn HOW to fix it.

This class will lead you through diagnosis of your box smashing problem and then will give you the necessary steps to address the CORE ISSUE.

This class is designed with written assignments and thought provoking questions that students will use to discuss how to PLAN AND RUN a successful in person Nosework class.

PLEASE NOTE: This class will NOT teach how to teach Nosework… we have other classes for that! In fact, this class will be methodology agnostic… please feel free to participate regardless of your methods for introducing odor.

This self-study option is a series of three recorded webinars that work together. There are no written lectures. Webinars include:

  • The Single Hide
  • Multiple Hides
  • Blank Areas