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July 21, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - August 25, 2023 @ 3:30 pm


Instructor: Jake Belmont

Duration: 5 Weeks (No Class July 28th)

Class Time: 1 Hour

Location: New Hampshire SPCA Training Room

Class Description: Have you caught the K9 Nose Work bug? Do you think your dog has a strong sense of smell? Want to learn more about how to introduce your dog to the wonderful world of this ever-growing k9 sport? Join Nose Work Instructor, Jake Belmont, in this class you will learn how to introduce your dog to K9 Nose Work, how to build your dog’s drive, how to successfully set up your search area, identify what motivates your dog (food, toy etc.) and learn how to encourage your dog to search for those goodies among containers in the environment.  Each dog will have time to practice on the course by himself for maximum success and safety.  You will be introduced to the many organizations that host trials for you and your dog to compete, earn titles or just have fun! 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! 

Prerequisites: No prior training necessary.

Special Notes: This class can be tailored to reactive dogs. If your dog exhibits this type of behavior, please email behavior@nhspca.org with information on your dog’s reactivity so we can be sure this class is the right fit for you and your dog’s needs.

Vaccinations: Please send your dog’s vaccination records in advance of your first class by emailing them to vaccines@nhspca.org.   Please include the class, day and time in the Subject of your email.  All pets must be current on core vaccinations. Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Please speak with your veterinarian about the appropriateness of non-core vaccines.  These include vaccines against Bordetella and Lepto. 

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.

Weather cancellations are listed at 603-772-2921 Ext. 112. If we are experiencing inclement weather please call this number and listen to the recording for the most up to date cancellation information.

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.


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July 21, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
August 25, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
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Jake Belmont


New Hampshire SPCA
104 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885 United States
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(603) 772-2921