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April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$50
Have you caught the K9 Nose Work bug? Think your dog has a strong sense of smell? Want to learn more about how to best introduce your dog to the wonderful world of this ever growing k9 sport? Join Certified Nose Work Instructor, Louise Daigle, in this 2 hour hands on workshop on introducing your dog to K9 Nose Work. In this session we’ll discuss building your dogs drive to search and how to set up each search area to allow your dog to be successful. We’ll identify what motivates your dog the most (food, toy etc) and encourage them to search for that among containers in the environment. We will also discuss the many organizations that host trials for you and your dog to compete in to earn titles and, to just have fun! This workshop is structured so that one dog works at a time. Dogs not searching will be asked to be crated or waiting in their vehicles. Please let us know if this may be an issue for your dog and we’ll do our best to accommodate. K9 Nose Work is great for all dogs! Retired agility dogs, senior dogs, newly adopted dogs, mildly reactive dogs, puppies and more! All dogs love sniffing which makes this a great opportunity to bond with your dog too!
No prior training necessary.
Waiver & Photo release: Client understands and accepts that attending dog training classes may put you, your dog and/or any guests who may also attend, in a situation not without risk. Client acknowledges there are unavoidable risks of injury when working with animals. Some of the dogs in attendance may be hard to handle and could cause injury even when handled with the utmost care. Client agrees to assume all risk of any injury or damage resulting from the actions of any dog including their own while in a class, on the grounds of the NHSPCA, Tonry Tree Farm and any surrounding areas or when attending any training function. Client further understands that they are responsible for furnishing written proof of current Rabies, Distemper and other vaccinations upon request and they understand that any time a dog is in contact with other animals it may expose him/her to minimal risk of communicable disease. Client hereby waives and releases the NHSPCA, New England Agility Team (NEAT), Tonry Tree Farm and their agents and employees from all liability for injury, damage or illness that they or their dog may incur while attending the training classes. Client authorizes the NHSPCA to use photos of you, your dog and/or any guests engaging in class activities for media purposes.
Refund and Cancellation policy: There is a $25 service fee for registration cancellation, if you cancel more than 7 days from the start of class. If you must cancel less than one week prior to the start of the program, all fees are non-refundable and will result in a donation of the total fee to the NHSPCA. If the NHSPCA must cancel a program, then we will issue a full refund. Note: Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.