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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 June 1st, 2021 Registration will open May 22nd.

Classes this Session

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N130S: NW130 – Developing Advanced Nosework Skills

Judd doing nosework outside

NW175: Fun with FUNdamentals: Progress Games for Success

NW445: Rising to the Nosework Challenge: 6 weeks of Setups

Registration Opens MAY 22nd

Class Runs JUN.  1 – JUL. 12

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

N130S: 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!!

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.

Judd doing nosework outside

Registration Opens MAY 22nd

Class Runs JUN.  1 – JUL. 12

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW175: Fun with FUNdamentals: Progress Games for Success

Every team is on a trajectory, and that trajectory either takes them down a path of success or down a path fraught with challenges. The difference along this path is rarely related to the problems that the team is facing. Instead, it’s because the team left the path earlier on in their development that would have built rock solid foundations.

This class is for developing teams or teams who need a little remediation in order to make sure that they stay the course optimal development. We will be using games, exercises, and drills to tackle the big ticket concepts like Independence, Focus, Confidence, Sourcing, and more. The concepts are what will make or break the team’s ability to work advanced skills later on.

In addition to games, exercises, and drills, the class will be given lecture material that will explain crucial concepts and the “why” with respect to training decisions and hide placements.

This class is about taking Foundations from Good to Great.

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 MAY 22nd

Class Runs JUN.  1 – JUL. 12

Pricing begins at $65 for 6 weeks

NW445: Rising to the Nosework Challenge: 6 weeks of Setups

Are you looking for ideas to give your training a boost? Do you want a class that will let you conquer your goals in small bites? This class is for the busy noseworker who wants to make progress without a lot of time commitment.

This class will include 4 to 5 different setups per week. The setups will include problem solving, skill building, proofing, and drills in a way that you can either pick and choose or do them all! Some teams may decide to practice some of the setups multiple times and some times may decide to just do what they have time for.

Each setup will include ideas to make the search more or less challenging in order to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels.

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

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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