Pam teaches K9 Nose Work Classes through Sirius Dog Training. For more info or to register
for any of these classes, contact Sirius at www.siriuspup.com/classes:
Because each dog works individually while the other dogs are outside
of the room, dogs must be able to be crated away from their handlers or in a properly equipped vehicle.
Sherlock Nose - Level 1 (Intro to Nose Work)
Level 1 is a class for
all dogs because they all have an inherently amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. The class is designed to
develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love for toys, food and exercise. It's
a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
The primary goal of the class is to
this class we do not require that dogs have any previous training experience, although good manners are encouraged. We
only require that your dog be capable of handling confinement during the class, either crated away from their handlers or
in a properly equipped vehicle.
Because all dogs work one at a time and are crated during down time, this is an excellent class for dogs
who are shy, dog reactive, or newly adopted. It's also a great class for dogs that need a lot of mental and physical stimulation
and are eager to continue their training. The Nose Work class will give your dog the opportunity to build confidence in new
environments, and work around obstacles without the stress of interaction with other dogs.
Sherlock Nose - Level 2 (Intro to Odor)
This class builds on Sherlock
Nose - Level 1 class. In this class, the dogs learn to search for an essential oil (Birch) and continue building a better
dog/handler team. Prerequisite: Sherlock Nose - Level 1 (Intro to Nosework).
Sherlock Nose - Level 3 (Continuing Nose Work)
This class is for dogs
who have completed Sherlock Nose - Level 2 (Intro to Odor) and can show that they can find their intital target oil (Birch).
This class focuses on learning all the elements of competion (intereior, exterior, container, and vehicle searches). Prerequisite:
Sherlock Nose-Level 2 (Intro to Odor)
Nose - Advanced Classes
This class is for advanced nosework dog/handler teams
and is taylored to those specific teams. More challenging training scenarios are introduced and are geared toward competition.
The other two target oils, Anise and Clove will be introduced. Prerequisite: Level 3.