HANDLERS AGE 16+; DOGS AGE 4+ MONTHS (OR ALL VACCINATIONS COMPLETED)
This dog sport teaches you how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing natural scenting ability by using its desire to hunt and its love of food, toys, and exercise. This exciting detection style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities. Each dog works separately, one at a time, so this class works for dogs unsuited for a group setting. Ongoing sessions are held Sundays OR Wednesdays.
Bring: Cloth face coverings and physical distancing will be required at class. Bring hand sanitizer and use it upon arrival and departure. I recommend bringing sanitizing wipes if you have some.
Location: Varies but generally at the Community Park ‘Dog House’, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley; classes meet in classrooms and outdoors; advanced classes may be held off-site on “field-trips.” Check your email the night before class for updates.
Instructor: Georgia Edwards is a nationally-Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor. A retired cancer physician, she first became interested in canine scent discrimination 25 years ago when her hospital therapy dog was able to identify patients with metastatic breast cancer. Georgia is an AKC scent work judge, NACSW ORT judge and certifying official, and USCSS judge and trial search designer, and the ntional scent work chair for the American Bouvier des Flandres Club. firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner – Puppy Under 1 Year Old: Wed | Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 10-11:30am SIGN UP HERE
Beginner – Adult Dog Over 1 Year Old: Sun | May 2 – Jun 6 | 4-5:30pm SIGN UP HERE
Advanced: Sun | May 2 – Jun 6 | 10am, Noon or 2pm (choose your time slot while registering) SIGN UP HERE
Advanced: Wed | May 5 – Jun 9 | 10am, Noon, 2pm or 4pm (choose your time slot while registering) SIGN UP HERE
Fee: $160 per dog
Drop-In for intermediate/advanced levels only: $27/per day, only as space is available. Check with Instructor first.
COVID-19 Safety and Health Screening:
* Temperature Check: Participants must take their own temperature shortly before arriving at the program. Stay home if you have a fever. Additional temperature checks with a non-contact thermometer may be conducted upon arrival.
* Stay home if you or anyone in your household have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms (not attributable to another condition such as seasonal allergies) in the 14 days prior to the program such as: a fever of 100.4 or higher; cough; sore throat; chills; loss of taste or smell; muscle or body aches; respiratory illness or difficulty breathing; or headache. If you fall ill, please let us know. If you reply to one of our health screening questions in a way that needs more clarification, we’ll have you step to the side while we get the rest of the folks checked in, then chat with you.
* Stay home if you or anyone in your household been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
* Keep your distance and maintain at least 6′ distance from others.
* Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure. Refrain from touching your face.
* Cloth Face Coverings required at class.
* Privacy Upon arrival we may ask you some basic health questions about symptoms and exposure. If you would like to discuss anything in a more private way, please call us or email before the program starts. If we are made aware that a participant, volunteer or staff person tested positive for COVID-19, fellow participants and staff who have been exposed will be notified, while maintaining privacy.