K9 Nose Work ® Locations
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Classes Offered in the greater Portland area & Lacey, WA
Beaverton, OR near 217 & Allen at Granite Transformations, Tuesday Evenings
I am very excited about this space. Its a showroom for Granite counter tops and kitchen cabinets! There are multiple rooms, a covered loading dock for vehicle searches in crummy weather, and off-street parking. It’s got a variety of exterior areas for searching as well. So please come join us. There is room here for a couple more Continuing Odor students.
Granite Transformations: 11170 SW 5th St # 150 Beaverton, OR 97005 [ MAP ]
NE Portland, OR at Stay Pet Hotel, Monday Evenings
There are Intro to Nose Work and Intro to Odor classes offered Stay Pet Hotel, 3603 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR. Link to Stay Pet Hotel.
Please note: Parking for classes at Stay is in the back of the storage place to the west of Stay. Turn into the driveway by the sandwich board sign advertising storage. Through the chain link gate and down the hill and park wherever you can find an area that won’t be blocking the garage doors of the storage area.
Gresham, OR Dog Town, Sundays
This site has lots of space and flexibility and is near good locations for field trips. There is room in Continuing Odor, Intro to Nose Work and Intro to Odor classes at Dogtown, 1975 SE 1st Street, Gresham, OR. Link to Dogtown.
Lacey, WA at Ursulas Pet Training Center, Wed. eve and Thur mornings
Wed. evenings there is an Intro to Nose Work class, and an Intro to Odor class. Ursula’s Training Center is located at 1220 Tracey Lane, Lacey, WA. Link to Ursula's Pet Trainging.
NW Vancouver Thursdays and Fridays – continuing odor classes at several levels and plans for a new Intro to Nose Work class
Currently planning a Thursday evening class for Intro to Nose Work. There is a continuing Odor class here that has room for another student.
DROP IN CARDS
There are established Continuing Odor classes in several of these locations. This allows for drop-ins if pre-arranged. A Drop In card is good for 6 classes. The cost is $168.00 and is good for 3 months from date of purchase. This gives you an opportunity to work your dog in new environments which can be critical to success at trials. You must pre arrange your attendance via email or phone.
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General Info about the classes:
- All classes are 6 weeks and run one to one and a half hours depending on the number of dogs in the class.
- All classes [except drop-ins] are $145.00. When you take any class except the first level, there is a $5. discount for enrolling before the last day of the last class of your current 6 wk session.
- Discounts for 2 dogs enrolled and worked by the same family.
- Makeup classes are available as long as you are an enrolled student, and there is room for you without exceeding the 8 dog limit per class.
Dogs must be able to be confined in the car between turns, or crated in the building if there is room. Owners watch all of the dogs work in order to learn about the movements that dogs make that let us know that they have found the hide. This is also how we learn how odors move in the environment. Plus it's just really fun to watch all of the dogs having such a great time.
Classes are tons of fun for any dog. Even reactive dogs are welcome since dogs work one at a time. This activity is also a real confidence builder for shy and/or environmentally sensitive dogs.
The first class you need to take is Intro to Nose Work. Than if you get hooked and want to continue, Intro to Odor is the next level. After that, we just keep going with 6 wk sessions, increasing difficulty, introducing new locations, adding the elements that have not yet been introduced, etc.
The schedule can be somewhat dynamic as far as start dates especially for Intro to Nose Work goes. I like to have a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 dogs in a class. Never more than 8 for sure. Sometimes I mix classes with Intro to Nose Work and Intro to Odor and this seems to work well.
You will not be considered an enrolled student until your enrollment form and payment are received. Some classes offer rolling enrollment. This means you can enroll and start working your dog mid session. Please call me (206-819-7297) to see if this is an option for you at the sight your interested in.