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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 Oct. 1st, 2018 and registration will open Sept 22nd.

Classes this Session

See descriptions below for more information.

Introduction to NW Search Elements

 

NW3 Prep – Mental Strategies & Advanced Puzzles

 

Nosework Challenges Series 2 (Converging Odor)

 

Registration Opens Sept 22nd

Class Runs Oct. 1 – Nov. 11

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

Introduction to NW Search Elements

Nosework is the popular new dog sport that is sweeping the nation, and you can get in on the fun! Our nosework classes are taught with the method used to produce the nation’s top drug and bomb detection dogs! This 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!

This is the second course in our nosework series, and continues on where NW101 left off. If you have not completely caught up with everything in NW101, that is okay. We will just progress from where you currently are. In general, we begin with the assumption that your dog has or is close to having the skill required for an ORT. We will work through each of the four elements required for the NW1 title – interior, exterior, container, and vehicle search – while looking at the unique challenges each poses. We’ll also discuss handling techniques that you can implement to help support your dog in his search.

Registration Opens SEPT 22nd

Class Runs OCT. 1 – NOV. 11

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW3 Prep – Mental Strategies and Advanced Puzzles

NW3 is a whole new ballgame. The emphasis shifts to pressured searches and handler mind games. Pass rates tend to plummet at this level. Get ready for the rigors of trialing at advanced levels with this class. Feel confident going in and confident in making the right calls. In this class, we will cover topics such as:

  • advanced scent puzzles (NW3 Level and Elite Division Level)
  • developing the right startline routine for your specific dog
  • assessing your dog’s alerts and how they differ under stress
  • learning to read your dog in blank rooms
  • improving your handling so that you cover the entire search area in the fastest time possible
  • acclimation strategies for your dog and dealing with handler nerves
  • searching for an unknown number of hides
  • building mental stamina

This class is appropriate for any team looking to build NW3 skills or who are already trialing at the NW3 level. If you are getting close to finishing your NW3 Elite and would like to try more challenging puzzles… Advanced Scent Puzzles each week will have an Elite Division option.

Registration Opens Sept 22nd

Class Runs OCT. 1 – NOV. 11

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

Nosework Challenge Series 2 (Converging Odor)

This is the second 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.

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 2 is CONVERGING ODOR!! We will go deep into converging odor… the ins and outs and how to teach it.

Future Classes

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