NACSW: NW1 TRIAL PREP COURSE
The NW1 Trial Prep class will mentally and physically prepare teams for NACSW™ NW1 trials. Some of the topics covered include preparing for trial, threshold training, reading your dog, searching on grass, proofing, training with distractions, pooling odor, conquering your trial nerves and more!
Congratulations! You’ve passed your ORTs trial and now you’re ready to enter your first trial. In this class we will cover how to best prepare yourself for an NW1 trial. Not only will we cover what to expect at a trial, but also how to train for it. Let’s get started!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
flat or martingale collar
back-clip harness (optional)
10-15' long line
LOTS of small, non-crumbly treats that YOUR dog finds rewarding
20-25 containers (cardboard, plastic or metals - at least the size of a shoe box)
Odor kit that includes: Birch and Anise, several hide vessels (tins, tubes, straws) and way to secure your hides (Museum Putty, Glue Dots, etc.)
Team should have passed their ORTs for birch, anise and clove.
Staging Areas, Start Lines and Thresholds...Oh My!
Reading Your Dog/Building Duration at Source
Searching on Grass
Body Language and Leash Handling
Pattern Searching Through Hide Placement
Distractions, Pooling/Trapping Odor and Conquering Trial Nerves
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
Are you planning to enter a NW1 trial? Ensure you and your dog are ready for the challenge with the training and handling tips provided in this course.
NACSW Program Instructor
The owner of Do Over Dog Training, Lori is an approved trial and official for several Scent Work competition organizations, hosts many trials and events every year and is an accomplished competitor in her own right!
WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO OFFER THIS COURSE
Scent Work University is fortunate to have Lori grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this offering is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Lori Timberlake.