K9 Nose Work Classes
Yas Bakshian is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) with the NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) and she teaches nose work in two different locations in the Twin Cities. She competes with both her Portuguese Water Dog and her Border Collie. Yas & Junuh, her PWD, earned their NW3Elite title in 2017 and were only the 5th team in MN to earn such a title. She has also competed and earned Junuh's AKC CH, along with his Apprentice Water Dog Title and his AX and AXJ in Agility. Her Border Collie is just starting her nose work journey and has her NW2 and is also training in agility.
The Nose Work classes will focus on teaching both the dog and handler the foundation skills necessary to compete in this new performance sport. NACSW Trials includes the 4 elements of containers, interiors, vehicles and exteriors, while AKC Scent Work does not have vehicles, but adds handler discrimination and buried hides. NACSW has been holding trials since 2009, while AKC only began their program in October of 2017. Classes are most often indoors, but in the Spring, Summer & Fall we will also have field trips to local parks.
There are periodical openings in our Nose Work classes at the two locations. And we are planning on starting new classes as there is interest. So please tell us about your interest by clicking on any of the sign up buttons so we can contact you when we do start a new nose work class OR when we have an opening in an existing class*. (please scroll all the way down to see class descriptions and pricing.)
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Nose Work classes are held in the same building as Shady Oak Vet Clinic and Veterinary Behavior Specialties of MN located on Mtka Blvd. & 169. Classes will be offered on Monday afternoons & Friday afternoons & evenings.
South St. Paul
Nose Work Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons & Saturday mornings at St. Paul Dog Training Club (SPDTC) in South St. Paul. By clicking on the signup button you will be redirected to the SPDTC wait list form.