The NW3 Trial Prep class will mentally and physically prepare teams for NACSW™ NW3 trials. Some of the topics covered include covering the search area and reading when your dog has found all of the hides or if there are no hides, building stamina, training for high hides, how not to get lost during the search, dealing with the stress of the unknown, working under pressure as well as tips on how to prepare for the day of the trial will be covered.
Congratulations! You’re moving right along. You’ve passed NW2 and you’re ready to tackle NW3. The biggest change from NW2 to NW3 is an unknown amount of hides. You will also have an additional interior search (3) and you may have additional vehicles in your vehicle search (up to 5). This may sound very difficult, but this class will help you not only train the skills you need to pass this level, but more importantly will help you with your mental game plan. At this level your dog knows what to do – now it’s your turn to add something to the team!
This class will give you the skills to do just that. You can’t have FUN with your dog if you’re stressed – let’s work on that!
Should I Take This Course?
Are you planning to enter a NW3 trial? Ensure you and your dog are ready for the challenge with the training and handling tips provided in this course.
Team should have passed an NW2 trial and be proficient on Birch, Anise and Clove.
What You Will Need for This Course
- 6-8' leash
- 10'-15' long line
- LOTS of small, non-crumbly treats that YOUR dog finds rewarding
- 20 – 25 containers (cardboard, plastic and/or metal - at least the size of a shoe box)
- Odor kit that includes: Birch, Anise & Clove, several hide vessels (tins, tubes, straws), and a way to secure your hides (Museum Putty, Glue Dots, etc.)
- Preparing for Trial
- Blank Rooms/Knowing When Your Dog Has Found All the Hides
- Pitfalls to Avoid
- Covering Similar Looking Search Areas
- High Hides
- Mental Preparation
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.Introducing Birch Course
What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.Now What Do I Do?! Course
I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.Introduction to Scent Work Course
The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!NW3 Trial Prep Course
This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very muchHide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar
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