K9 Detection

Enrollment

The first week is Mandatory Orientation from 6p-9p WITHOUT dogs. Weeks 2-7 meet with dogs at the time you select.

Class Bonuses!

9 hours instruction

Nine hours of class time; 6h training with your dog, and 3h of education without your dog.

Small class sizes

6-8 dogs with 2+ instructors ensuring you receive the individualized attention you deserve!

Training plans

Detailed at-home trianing plans outline exactly what to do between classes, helping you reach your goals!

Weekly newsletters

Newsletters provide additional educational information that expands on class topics each week.

Certificate & ribbon

This class has the potential to earn a framable certificate and ribbon upon class completion!

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Class description

We leap off of the foundation from Starlet and make it age-appropriately harder!

  • Rocket recalls-- Come when called the FIRST time, every time!
  • Handling exercises prepare your dogs for veterinary care, emergency treatments, and general handling.
  • Nail trims- We trim nails RIGHT IN CLASS!
  • Obedience not limited to heeling, sits/downs, stays, etc.
  • Environmental socialization.
  • Barking preventatives & management.
  • Teaching an off switch with condition relaxation techniques.
  • Mouthing.
  • Crate Training, including crate GAMES IN CLASS with crates for EVERYONE, no waiting for other teams!
  • Preventative care to avoid separation anxiety, dog-dog reactivity (barking & lunging at other dogs), resource guarding, aggression, & more.
  • Integrating and managing puppies in multi-dog, cat, and child households.

Testimonials

Loved participating in the training courses with Barb she is energetic and makes training fun for both owner and pet. I am so looking forward to CGC class with her and not to mention my furbaby loves seeing her. She is outstanding and caring. I highly recommend her for training your babies
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Barbara is a great trainer. She is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, inspiring and easy to work with. Barbara has the answers you may be seeking to help make your good dog an even better dog! Classes are fun.
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I was nervous about training, more so than my dog, for sure! I didn't know what to expect but Barb guided BOTH of us and Raleigh saw great progress from the classes! We plan to take more classes, i mean take Raleigh! 5 million stars!
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Class Description

This is a unique course in which your dog will be started in detection training by Barbara herself & she will step in and tune your dog up periodically as needed.

Your dogs will have an incredible leap forward in their nosework career!

Our K9 Detection (nosework) classes are taught like military K9's, not just hobby sports. We'll show you how to create outstanding work ethic and extremely clear indications.

This class will also open doors to future higher-level classes & workshops including THEMED SEARCHES! Can your dog find the "bomb" hidden somewhere in 20 chairs? How about among canine fitness equipment? Or a pile of toys?! We're not giving away secrets, but it's going to be spectacular!

Dogs will be worked individually, therefore:

  • Shy dogs won't be as overwhelmed by many other dogs around while they work (let us know if you have a shy dog coming to class).
  • Reactive dogs are allowed with the instructor's approval.
Come train your dog like bomb and drug dogs are trained!
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What is nosework?

Nosework is the fastest growing dog sport and it's easy to see why! It's a heck of a lot of fun & anyone or any dog can do it! Nosework also depletes dogs' energy! As we know, a tired dog is a good dog! It's also easy to do at home, with minimal supplies and cost!!

Nosework is also a phenomenal tool for confidence building! Not only is this great for dogs with fear issues, but it also helps obedience! A confident dog is able to do obedience in a variety of places without being hypervigilant. Most pet dogs will show a great improvement in obedience simply due to an increase in confidence!

Class Video

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K9 Detection

Enrollment

  • REQUIREMENT: Mandatory Orientation from 6p-9p for ALL classes together. NO DOGS for orientation.
  • Ages: Dogs over 6 months.
  • Tuition: $389. VIPs save $50!
  • Class supply list.