Join us this January for the continuing “Dogs on the Farm” program at the Barrier Islands Center. There’s something for everyone, including Basic Obedience and two levels of K9 Nose Work®.
Pre-registration is required, please email me to reserve your “Spot.”
Learn the fundamentals of companion obedience and how to communicate with your best friend. Your dog will learn mouth manners (take it, leave it, get it, drop it), control behaviors (sit, down, stay) and safety behaviors (wait, recall). We’ll also work on polite leash walking and more, and add games and tricks to keep your dog engaged and learning. No pre-requisite – this is where your dog’s education starts!
Class starts Sunday, January 6, 11a. 6 weeks, $120. Limit: 8 dogs.
Introduction to K9 Nose Work®
The next fun activity for dogs is here on the Eastern Shore! Nose Work is a new activity and sport, based on detection dog training techniques. Help your dog rediscover his ability to follow scent to its source. Any dog can do it, regardless of training and social skills. Dogs are crated between runs, and work one at a time on boxes to develop consistent “hunt drive” and focus. Your dog will be introduced to container, interior and exterior searches, as well. No prerequisite.
Class starts Sunday, January 6, 12:30pm. 6 weeks, $120. Limit: 6 dogs.
Introduction to Odor
Teach your dog to search for specific (non-food) scents and challenge your dog’s ability to drive to odor source. After basic exercises, your dog will be able to solve new scent problems, including interiors, exteriors, and vehicle searches. This class prepares your dog for the Odor Recognition Test, competition, and our Traveling Nose Work Practice Group. Pre-requisite: Introduction to K9 Nose Work. Your dog should be familiar with box work and searches using primary reinforcers.
Class starts Sunday, January 6, 2pm. 6 weeks, $120. Limit: 6 dogs.