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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 June 1st, 2019 and registration will open May 22nd.

Classes this Session

See descriptions below for more information.

NW130 Developing Advanced Nosework Skills

NW170 Building Blocks of Nosework – Before Odor

 

NW470 Win By a Nose – Successful Nosework Trialing

 

Registration Opens May. 22nd

Class Runs JUN.  1 – JUL. 12

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW130 Developing Advanced Nosework Skills

Want to continue the Nosework fun? Then this class is for you!

This is the third skills level course in our nosework program and will build on the skills acquired in the previous two skills classes. We will search for odor only and work to develop the teamwork necessary for successful trialing – and that involves trusting your dog to lead you to source. We will cover training skills such as:

 

  • thresholds and corners,
  • environmental considerations around airflow and weather conditions,
  • aged hides,
  • non-box containers,
  • how to set up and work through distractions,
  • how to evaluate search are challenges/approach,
  • how to effectively search an area,
  • multiple hides,
  • inaccessibles,
  • advanced vehicle searches,
  • building search stamina,
  • combo odors,
  • what to expect when trialing,
  • assessing trial readiness, and
  • problem solving individual team skills.

    This class is open to any dog who is currently searching for odor only; titles are not required. If you are not currently trialing, don’t let the topics discourage you, as they are all easily modified for each dog. Our goal is always to increase the challenge in increments that the dog can handle and successfully overcome!!

Registration Opens May. 22nd

Class Runs JUN. 1 – JUL. 12

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!

 

 

 

Registration Opens MAY. 22nd

Class Runs JUN. 1 – JUL. 12

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW470 Win By a Nose – Successful Nosework Trialing

Are you wondering what it takes to be successful trialing in the sport of nosework? Do you know how to prepare for and how to be a good teammate for your dog? Are you struggling to qualify or perhaps not getting the scores you’d like? If so, this class is for you!

This class is based off of the successful webinar, Win By A Nose. We will delve into topics that will prepare you for the rigors of competition or help you to take your current competition to the next level. We will cover the psychology and biology required to be a good teammate. Trialing successfully in nosework is part art, part science. In this class, we will cover both!

Topics include:

  • Teamwork
  • Reading Your Dog
  • Excellent Handling
  • Managing Arousal
  • Emotional Needs & Mental Management

Stacy has competed very successfully in both Canada and the US including the 2017 NACSW National Invitational and is one of only 5 handlers in the country who has achieved 3 Summit League titles. She also holds the distinction of being a licensed AKC Scent Work judge for all levels, and as an AKC Contractor is responsible for advising the American Kennel Club on their Scent Work program and for educating other judges. She knows the ins and outs of competition and can help set you up for success!

Future Classes

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