Nosework at Austin Canine Central

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Nosework at Austin Canine Central2018-09-05T07:50:57+00:00

Nosework is a rapidly growing sport for dog sports enthusiasts with multiple organizations offering the chance to compete for titles locally. Our classes are small and each team gets individual instruction. Whether your goal is to compete, to provide a job for your energetic dog, or a low impact activity for a retired dog, come and check out Nosework in the air-conditioned comfort of our centrally located facility.

Introduction to Nosework: Mastering the Indication

The goal of this eight-week class is to lay a solid foundation and an indication of the target odors. Whether your plan is to compete or to build a stronger bond between you and your dog; a solid indication is the most important factor in achieving success in this sport.

Eight week class $175 per dog and handler team
Classes Start: Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Class size is limited)

Advanced Nosework Techniques

Building from the Intro class, teams will be introduced to additional odors and start perfecting their skills with training games, handling exercises, and practice in trial situations and settings. This class places emphasis on building strong communication between the handler and the dog as you get ready to compete. Class size is limited.

Eight week class $150 per dog and handler team
Class Start Date: TBD
Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Nosework or instructor approval

Open Practice

Good times continue! Open Practice is an ongoing drop-in class for teams that are ready to compete in UKC, AKC, USCSS, or NACSW trials. Teams will hone their handling, indication, and searching skills by using simulated trial scenarios and skill games. This is a chance to problem-solve whatever issue that you may have encountered. Many of the sessions will be held at various locations in the Austin area.

$150 per 8 weeks per dog or $20 per dog drop-in rate
Start Date: TBD
Prerequisites: instructor approval

Instructor

Kathryn Butts and her Scottish Terrier, Bentley, were the 5th team nationwide to attain the UKC title Elite Nosework (EN). Kathryn is a certified judging official for UKC, AKC, and USCSS.

New Nosework Classes starting!

Nosework introductory, advanced and practice sessions starting!  Any dog handler team with basic obedience skills can have fun in this exciting sport!  Learn more about it on the AKC website and check out our nosework classes to see which is best for you!

Teacup Agility!

The Intro to Agility Obstacles class will introduce you and your dog to the obstacles involved in dog agility. In this six weeks class your dog will learn to jump over hurdles, run through tunnels, weave through poles, jump through tires, etc.  We will also reinforce obedience skills such as recall, wait, sit, down… Learn more about our Teacup Class!