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K9 Nose Work®

HUMANS AGE 16+; DOGS AGE 4+ MONTHS (OR ALL VACCINATIONS COMPLETED)

This fast–growing 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 is a class for dogs unsuited for a group setting. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced dog handler teams. Ongoing sessions are held Sundays OR Wednesdays. Times vary by level.

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.”

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. k9nosework@whidbey.net

K9 Nosework 2A/Introduction to Odor:
Sun | Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 9 & Dec 16 | 4-5:30pm | $100*

K9 Nosework 2A+/Introduction to Four Odors, Continued:
Wed | Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5 & Dec 12 |4-5:30pm | $100*

K9 Nosework 2B/Intermediate Nosework:
Sun | Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 9 & Dec 16 | 12–1:30pm | $100*
Wed | Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5 & Dec 12 | 10-11:30am | $100*

K9 Nosework 2B+/Working with Odor:
Sun | Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 9 & Dec 16 | 2–3:30pm | $100*
Wed | Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5 & Dec 12 |12–1:30 pm | $100*

K9 Nosework 3/Advanced Nosework:
Sun | Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 9 & Dec 16 | 10–11:30am | $100*
Wed | Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 5 & Dec 12 | 2–3:30 pm | $100*

**Fee is per dog. Additional $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor provides odor kit containing 4-6 tins of the target odors, rare-earth magnets, gloves. Drop-ins by appointment $25.

WINTER SESSIONS:  Check back for 2019 winter sessions running Sundays starting January 6 and Wednesdays starting January 9.