Erie, PA Classes

Starting July 18, 2024

Novice to Master Level Scentwork Class
Erie Kennel Club Building
Exterior Class at different locations in the area
See below for description and registration

Beginner Scentwork

Scent Work is a great way for dogs to use their nose and brains for problem solving.  Class will start out with learning commitment to odor.  Teaching them to focus on the odor as high value.   We will be working to get a nose freeze as our indication that they are at odor and do not move until we release them.  We will be using a cocktail of odor including, Birch, Anise, Clover, and Cypress.  Odors will be separated once everyone has a strong indication.  This is a great sport that can easily be done in your home.  But can also prepare you for Scent Work competition.  
Requirements:  Basic Obedience skills                                                                      Duration:  60 minutes
Class Max:  6 dogs     Minimum:   4 dogs            Cost:  $125                                          Length:  6 weeks
Not offered at this time
Time:  11:30 a.m.

Novice To Master Scentwork

Dogs are already familiar with odor and searching.  Class will be friendly to novice through master level dogs.  Whether you are just wanting to continue for fun, getting ready to compete or already competing at any level.  We will be working on but not limited to, multiple hides, how to work at a distance, air flow is our friend and understanding when our dogs are done searching with unknown number of hides.
Requirements:  Odor and Searching experience                                                                  Duration:  60 minutes
Class Max:  6 dogs     Minimum:   4 dogs            Cost:  $125                                          Length:  6 weeks
July 18, 25, Aug 1, off Aug 8, off Aug 15,  Aug 22, 29, Sept 5
Time:  10:00 a.m.

Exterior Scentwork Practice

We will practice at different locations in the area.  Working on distractions and multiple hides.  While also learning how to work through the elements of weather change.
Location will be decided week to week to give a variety of experiences.
Requirements: previous searching experience                            Duration:  60 minutes
Class Max:  6 dogs                                        Cost:  $20 per week                                          
Starting:  Now
Time:  6:30 p.m.