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Old 11-04-2012, 08:48 PM
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So I took Snipe and Aeri to a nosework seminar with Andrew Ramsey today. We had a BLAST! His technique makes more sense to me than the one that the "official" canine nosework people use (it's based off of detection dog techniques) and both dogs made some nice progress, though Snipe rocked it the most.

I also learned that both UKC and AKC will be bringing in nosework programs in the near future, so that bodes very well for the future of the sport sans the really cliquish and expensive NACSW option that's available now.

Anyone else a nosework fan?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:55 PM
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Mia and I are doing nosework classes right now. It's a lot of fun though I'm not seeing us trialing or anything in the future. Maybe if AKC takes it up and figures out a way to make it more inclusive for the little dogs. Mia loves it. We've been doing some hides in my living room and she's really good at it. I think it's kinda neat but not nearly as fun as agility. I like being more involved.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:02 PM
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The UKC version does make it more accessible for small dogs - Ramsey specifically mentioned that because one of his dogs is a dachshund and he helped UKC design their program.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:06 PM
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Thats great to know! We may have to look into that then when it comes out!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:11 PM
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From what I learned today, they will have 5 levels (one below the current NACSW Level 1, three corresponding to current NACSW levels, and one above the current NACSW Level 3) and 5 scents as well.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:14 PM
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I've done it. Indy is very good at it. Never have paired it with a scent though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:33 PM
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Hellz yeah. Frodo and I took classes in PA, the class I want to be in here has a waiting list and is wowza expensive.

Nosework if Froman's calling in life, he is ridiculous at it. And it makes him happy like not much else does. Right now we are stuck practicing in my dinky apartment, but it's better than nothing. And it exercises the cat, who stalks Frodo while he searches
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:59 PM
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Snipe video! (also posted on fb)

http://youtu.be/gmteOgH4Yu0
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:50 AM
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I did an awesome seminar with John Rogerson a few years ago, in which we did some nosework type stuff. The sport was just being introduced, and he mentioned it at that time. My dog did really well at the nosework, so I was interested, but when the sport did show up, I felt it was too expensive and difficult to get into.

I'd be interested to see what happens with the major orgs.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:16 AM
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Here's Aeri's first session video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axke6n0zFSs
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