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Intro to K9 Nose Work® [May/June]

STRUCTURE: 3 x 3hr sessions

  • Started 19 May
  • 150 Australian dollars
  • Calder Hall, 1320 Calder Rd, Calder TAS 7325

Service Description

DATES: ⫸ WK1: Sun, 19 May 9am-12pm ⫸ WK2: Sun, 26 May 9am-12pm ⫸ WK3: Sun, 2 June 9am-12pm Session length may vary based on class size [may be shorter if less than 5 students]. Please take note of ALL dates + the length of the sessions for this course. COST: ⫸ Launch Discounted Price - $150 for all bookings made until the end of Dec 2024. ⫸ $175 for bookings made after the end of Dec 2024. FOCUS OF THIS COURSE: The concept of the "game" [hunting!]. We build foundational skills by having the dog search for their favourite reward while you will learn how to read your dog while they work. We work to form a desire for this game, as dog's rediscover their natural hunting instincts! Growing your dog's motivation, confidence + independence is essential during this initial phase. LOCATION: Calder Hall - 1320 Calder Rd, Calder TAS 7325 HOW THESE SESSIONS RUN: Only 1 dog will search at a time. Each dog will have multiple searches. After your search, your dog is returned to your car [or crate, outside of the room we work in]. We encourage you to return to the room to watch other teams work - you will learn loads by observing them plus we have discussions. This rest also allows your dog to process what they have learnt, between each turn. Should your dog need company while resting, it's ok to remain with them [or bring a friend/family member to assist]. We do this so all dogs in attendance feel safe in the search environment and are free to work, without stress. We welcome sensitive + reactive dogs to our classes. PRE-REQUISITES: ➳ Nothing! WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: ➳ A [hungry] dog 🐶 ➳ Loads of rewards 🍗🍖🥩 in a labelled container [HIGH VALUE TREATS* are essential - they are best if they're soft, smelly, moist, quick + easy to eat - NOT raw or dry or chewy] ➳ A collar or harness which your dog is comfortable working in. If your dog has not worked/walked/worn a particular item before, please leave it at home. *NB* NO correction equipment can be worn during sessions [check chains/martingales/slip leash/harness/collar etc] ➳ The longest, lightweight leash you have [no chain/retractable leads]. Make sure there is nothing hanging from your leash [charms, poop bags] ➳ Poop bags ➳ Water in/near your car for your dog💧 ➳ Cooling ❄️ or Heating 🔥 aids to keep your dog comfy while they rest NOTE: Teams must attend ALL sessions allocated for this workshop to be eligible to graduate. Unfortunately, there are NO refunds or credits for missed sessions.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

​Our classes/workshops have limited capacity. For this reason, you are not able to reschedule or cancel your booking, less than 48 hours before the start of the scheduled session. This allows us time to offer your space to another team. To reschedule or cancel your booking, use your Member log-in [web or app] or the email containing your booking details. We cannot do this for you unfortunately. If you cancel or reschedule your class/workshops at least 48 hours prior to commencement, you will receive a credit to your account, for use towards a future session. However, if you do not cancel with at least 48 hours notice, you will forefit any payment you have already made. PLEASE NOTE: If you can fill your space with less than 48 hours notice, to a fellow student, please let us know. It is then your responsibility to seek reimbursment from the student taking your place. 

Email Us If You Have Questions!

Class Structure + Rules:

The Class Structure + Rules shall be followed at all times. They are essential to create a safe + secure learning environment, for ALL dogs. Review the Class Structure + Rules HERE.

Is Your Dog a New Student at The Sniffing Zone?

Complete the New Dog Enrolment Form, found HERE.

*High Value Treats:

These are ESSENTIAL. Read more about them HERE

NACSW Instructor Training:

I am currently completing my K9 Nose Work Instructors course to become a Certified Nose Work Instructor [CNWI]. These sessions count towards the practical component I need to complete to obtain my CNWI status and as such, may be recorded. If they are recorded:

  1. we may use these in our submission towards our practical component;

  2. we will supply you a copy for your personal use, if requested; +

  3. we may use these on our website +/or social media accounts, unless requested otherwise.


Class dates may change due to extreme weather.

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