preload

K9 Nose Work classes

Flying Ace is excited to host K9 Nose Work classes taught by Christina Bunn.

 

What is Nose Work?

Nose work is a sport that is modeled after professional detection dog training, but is adapted for pet dogs. Dogs learn to use their natural scent discrimination abilities to find hidden target odors and alert their handlers to the location, in multiple different settings.

What kind of dogs can do Nose Work?

All dogs can participate in Nose Work!  No special skills are needed, just basic manners (and a nose!).  Nose Work is a terrific confidence builder and a great way to work a busy dogs brain.

About Christina Bunn

Owner and Master Trainer of Puget Sound Detection Dogs, Christina has trained detection dogs professionally for over 21 yrs.

She is a Certified Nose Work Instructor through the National Association of Canine Scent Work, as well as a trial judge and Nose Work camp instructor. In addition, Christina is a K9 handler for her local county’s search & rescue program, and is involved in Pet Therapy and Crisis Response, competitive obedience, and agility.

About Jennifer Kisker

Jennifer has been training dogs privately for 8 years. Her business, A Little Ruff, focuses on confidence building and overcoming fears and sensitivities. She competes in Nose Work with her Golden Retriever, Biggs, and has been training under Christina Bunn for several years. She is currently apprenticing with Christina while she completes the NACSW Instructor Certification Course.

Classes:

 

 

Introduction to Nose Work/Beginning Nose Work

For dogs who have never tried nose work before or dogs who have been introduced to nose work and are not yet training on odor

Age: 6 months and older

Prerequisite: Introduction to Nose Work with Christina or Jennifer, or instructor permission

Cost: $200

Weeks: 6

Monday, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, September 30, 2019 through November 11, 2019  Location: Crystal Creek Farms,  Woodinville. Instructor: Christina Bunn and Jennifer Kisker *No class October 7*

Class is FULL email for waitlist

 

Intro to Odor/Intermediate Nose Work

For dogs who are transitioning to odor, or who are on odor and working on problem solving and developing skills

Age: 6 months and older

Prerequisite: Beginning Nose Work with Christina or Jennifer, or instructor permission

Cost: $200

Weeks: 6

Monday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, September 30, 2019 through November 11, 2019  Location: Crystal Creek Farms,  Woodinville. Instructor: Christina Bunn and Jennifer Kisker *No class October 7*

Class is FULL email for waitlist

 

Advanced/Elite Nose Work

For dogs who comfortably source Birch, Anise, and Clove in a variety of settings, and are working on higher level problem solving and scent puzzles

Age: 6 months and older

Prerequisite: Intermediate Nose Work with Christina or Jennifer, or instructor permission

Cost: $200

Weeks: 6

Monday, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm, September 30, 2019 through November 11, 2019  Location: Crystal Creek Farms,  Woodinville. Instructor: Christina Bunn and Jennifer Kisker *No class October 7*

Class is FULL email for waitlist

 

 

 

All dogs must be current on their vaccines and have had a recent (within 6 months) clear fecal exam.

NOTE: Aggressive dogs are not permitted in Flying Ace Puppy School group training classes. We are happy to refer you to local trainers who specialize in dogs with aggression issues.