All dogs will start in Introduction to K9 Nose Work ®. In this class your dog will be encouraged to use his nose to hunt. Dogs will learn to search boxes and various containers scattered throughout a search area. Searches will become more difficult, and they will learn to solve puzzles to get to the source of the odor. Dogs will become more confident in doing this and will have FUN! Handlers learn to read their dog and see what they look like when they’ve caught odor. This class is excellent for nervous/shy dogs and is also great for dogs that don’t do well in a regular class setting. Please contact your instructor before class if your dog needs extra space. Most dogs are very comfortable searching without the help of their handler by the end of this class. All dogs work alone with their handler and are required to be crated or confined in their vehicle (weather depending).