This class is appropriate for handlers who just completed Introduction to Odor, as well as those who have been working on Birch for some time. The class will advance handling skills and technique, introduce more challenging scent problems, and introduce some competition elements. All dogs eventually will add the other two target odors. This is a continuing skill class where groups of students advance together. It is repeated several times before it becomes an advanced class.
Frequency & Duration:
Regular Class: Either 1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks OR 3 hours per week for 3 weeks
Mini Class: 1.5 hours per week for 3 weeks
Regular Class:$200 (If your dog was adopted from a 501(c)3 rescue group or shelter, or has taken a class with the SF SPCA in the past year, the fee is $175)
Mini Class: $125 (If your dog was adopted from a 501(c)3 rescue group or shelter, or has taken a class with the SF SPCA in the past year, the fee is $100)
Course prerequisites: Completion of both Introduction to K9 Nose Work and Introduction to Odor classes. Dogs in this class must be capable of quietly handling confinement crated away from their handlers or in a properly equipped vehicle. Dogs should be at least 5 months old. Students must also fill out the Online K9 Nose Work Questionnaire prior to class.
Location: 243 Alabama Street
Class capacity: 6 students
Instructor: Michele Garlick, CNWI
- 3-week / 3-hour class: Sundays, September 10 - September 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm with Michele: Section is full, only 2 wait list seats remaining.