Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at
Sunday April 10th at 2:30 PM Trina Eddy Att he FidosCityGuide Arena
Dogs have very incredible noses and can be taught to find about anything. They are used by police, military and border patrol to search for explosives and drugs or to track down predators.
Service professionals use dogs to locate mold in houses and commercial buildings, rodent nests and their access points, bed bugs, termites etc.
They are used by search and rescue teams to locate people both living and deceased, sometimes under water. Canada uses them commonly to detect cancer in patients.
My current project is teaching my dog, Bridgette, to find turtle nests for a conservation project. The list goes on and on of what these amazing animals can do with their noses to help us.
Monday, March 14th, 2011 at
Saturday April 9th 2:00pm
Sunday April 10th 1:30pm
K9 Nose Work is a new dog sport fashioned after the work of professional scent detection dogs. It allows your dog to use the natural desire to hunt, and the unique ability to detect scent and determine the source. In training, dogs learn to find one of three scents just about anywhere you can hide it. The equipment requirements are minimal, as is the time needed to practice between classes. Training and competitions include searches in four elements: interior, exterior, containers and vehicles. Just about any dog can do K9 Nose Work. There are dogs enjoying the sport that are old, deaf, blind, or three legged, reactive, shy, etc. The relationship is strengthened between dog and handler, and handlers have an opportunity to learn about dog body language as they watch the dogs in their class progress.