Nose work

Chewbecca

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We has it.
Next Wednesday.

My trainer called me today, and whenever she calls I know that it's either she has a class she wants me to join, or a product idea.:lol-sign:

So, she was telling me all about nose work, and how she loveslovesLOVES IT because it's sooooo much fun.

And by the end of our 1.5 hour conversation, I was convinced to sign up for a class.
So, I did.

I won't be bringing both dogs to every class. I'll bring one one week and the other the next week. This is how I have to work it when I have two involved in something.
Ultimately, if I decide that one works better at it, then I'll continue on with that dog.
Right now, I'm not sure WHICH of my dogs would be better in nose work.
Luke is more motivated to work, but Ophie has a nose like no other, and she can sniff food out 10 miles away.

Wish us luck! Other than what she told me on the phone, I have NO IDEA what I'm getting into!:D
 

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Nose work is SO FUN. I took Murphy to an 8 week long class (mostly because I felt guilty because he never gets to do fun training stuff like the girls lol) and we had a blast. Pretty much every dog is good at it and it's just...fun. There's hardly any stress because you really can't do much wrong in the entry classes. You'll have to keep us updated on how it goes. :)
 
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It sounds like fun!!! All I could think of was a nose job when I looked at this thread, though. LOL!!!
 

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Nosework is THE BEST!!
Hands down it is Frodo's most favoritest thing to do ever. And once you start getting a feel for how scent lays, believe me you will be addicted. Seeing that *ding* lightbulb, I've got a scent even though the source is nowhere near me, on your dog can give you chills. I know it does with Frodo.

I don't normally brag about my dog, lol, but he is QUITE the little noseworking prodigy. Can't wait to get him back in classes.

It is also GREAT for reactive dogs. Frodo and I can practice in the park with other strange dogs near and he doesn't even bat an eye, it is srs bidness in his book.
 

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It is also GREAT for reactive dogs. Frodo and I can practice in the park with other strange dogs near and he doesn't even bat an eye, it is srs bidness in his book.
This is what my trainer was saying. It's a SPECTACULAR sport for dog reactive dogs. Would have been perfect for Ella.:(
Anyway, I cannot wait to start.
I'm SUPER excited!
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
 

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lol--I glanced at this and thought it said "noise work"--then looked again.

Nose work sounds like it could be alot of fun--I bet she will love it!
 

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That is exciting. Maf and I have wanted to take a few classes in tracking. Its not a common sport around here (compared to agility, rally etc)
 

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The beauty of the sport, for reactive dogs, is it's a totally solo sport! From what I hear dogs not working are to be crated out of sight even.

My boss has requested I become certified as a trainer for the sport so we can offer it at our facility, I'm excited to see what it's all about, keep us updated!
 

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From what I hear dogs not working are to be crated out of sight even.
During my classes all dogs were crated inside their cars, it was mandatory. Then they would get out to potty while the dog before them ran, have their run, potty, then back in the car. They could go a whole class without ever seeing another dog.

It really is necessary for them to have the down time between runs, nosework is HARD work, their body actually physically heats up even though they aren't necessarily moving a lot. After a god run Frodo is like a little oven, sooo nice when it was cold out, I just shove my hands in his fur and voila! warm! lol They also always have to pee after they run, it's like a rule :lol-sign: I would hate to have a class were it was hard to get outside between runs. Even at the indoor seminar we went to every dog was required to go outside and pee between runs.

There is a nosework camp in Pennsylvania that my trainers went to, if I had known how much I'd love nosework I would have gone too. Hopefully someday I can go.
 

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