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Online Scent Work Course

NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep

The NW2 Trial Prep class will mentally and physically prepare teams for NACSW™ NW2 trials. Some of the topics covered include training with distractions, searching for multiple hides and solving converging odor problems, how to read your dog sourcing an inaccessible hide, covering the search area, working under pressure as well as tips on how to prepare for the day of the trial will be covered.

Course Details

Congratulations!  You’ve passed an NW1 trial and now you’re onto NW2.  In this level an additional odor (Anise) is added, an additional interior room is added, a possible additional vehicle is added, you can have multiple hides in each search (1-3) and the odor can be converging.  You may have a distractor(s) in your container search and your containers can be made of plastic, metal or cardboard.  


That’s a lot of changes from NW1!  No worries – this class will prepare you for whatever you might see in an NW2 trial so you can have a FUN and successful day with your best friend.

Meet Your Instructor

Lori Timberlake

NACSW Program Instructor

CPDT-KA
CNWI
AKC Scent Work Judge
UKC Certifying Official
USCSS Judge and CSD
Summit-Level Competitor
Certified International Dog Parkour Instructor
Owner of Do Over Dog Training

Should I Take This Course?

Are you planning to enter a NW2 trial? Ensure you and your dog are ready for the challenge with the training and handling tips provided in this course.

Prerequisites

Team should have passed an NW1 trial and be proficient on Birch and Anise.

What You Will Need for This Course

  • your dog

  • flat or martingale collar

  • back-clip harness (optional)

  • 6'-8' leash

  • 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.)

Course Outline

  • Preparing for Trial

  • Training for Distractions

  • Searching for Multiple Hides

  • Converging Odor Problems

  • Inaccessible Hides

  • Covering the Search Area

We're Privileged to Share This Course With You!

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 course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Lori Timberlake.

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