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Handler Discrimination w/Noah, 3 of 6

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This session will be 6 weeks long. On Thursday, I will be offering Handler Discrimination/Buried hides at Girsch Park. Handler Discrimination/Buried will take place from 6:00-7:00ish The class dates are the following Thursday/Fridays Aug 30 Sept 6 Sept 13 Sept 20 Sept 27 Oct 4 HD/Buried will be $120/GVDC members and $150 for non members. HD/Buried will be held at the large fenced field at Girsch park (the last parking lot). https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/classes/ Enrollment opens on Monday July 23rd at 8:00am and ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 6 TEAMS for Intro to Odor and Multiple Hides, 10 teams for HD/Buried each class. Please email me at: noahgaines@gmail.com About Scentwork Scentwork is a new dog sport where your dog can learn how to use their nose just like a professional detection K9. However, your dog will search for cotton swabs scented with birch oil. Your team will start with easy searches: small rooms and boxes. As you search exteriors of buildings and vehicles, it gets more difficult. Scentwork is a great opportunity for your dog to develop confidence in their surroundings and independent problems solving skills. Working together as a team to solve complex problems will strengthen your bond with your dog. Scentwork is truly a sport for any dog and handler and all ages and breeds are welcome to attend. It is easy to practice Scentwork at home as you do not need much equipment or space. In the class, each search will be run one dog at a time, so this is a great opportunity for anxious and fearful dogs to participate in a sport. We will make every effort to accommodate all dogs and handlers. However, please note that any dog behaving aggressively towards humans or canines, may be asked to leave. To keep up with the pace of the class, you will need to practice a few times each week with your dog. I send out lectures and videos and am always available via email to answer questions. Class Description Handler Discrimination and Buried Hides: Get ready to trial with AKC, These two new elements are super fun! In handler discrimination, your dog will learn to find an object that smells like you! In Buried Hides, they will learn to search for odor in dirt/sand. This class is appropriate for all dogs who have completed Intro to Odor. About the Instructor Noah Gaines loves teaching Scentwork at Goleta Valley Dog Club. He is lucky to have shared the last four years with a spunky Brittany (Iona) who has thrived in the sport of Scentwork. Together, they have competed in multiple trials and training events, consistently receiving high marks. Noah is looking forward to bringing this sport to more teams in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session. Checks are made out to “GVDC”. Please arrive 15 min early to potty your dog.
Handler Discrimination w/Noah, 3 of 6


September 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States


Noah Gaines