• In this class, we will advance the foundation skills you learned from the Intro to Scent class and start basic container and interior room searching.  This class will help prepare you for the NACSW ORT test and expand your knowledge on the elements of Nose Work searches. Equipment Needed:Nose Work Starter Kit Empty Small Cardboard Boxes or Plastic Containers (not included in kit)Class Includes:This class is run exclusively ONLINE!  Your class will be set up in an online Facebook training group where you will be coached and mentored on how to continue in the sport of Canine Nose Work.  This class will also meet via Zoom for two classes!  We will be posting videos and notes for each lesson to aid with your practice and to refer back to.
    PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive's in-person or Online Nose Work: Intro to Scent or the Think Pawsitive Nose Work Workshop
    30-day Course Access
    CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 (Videos posted 8/5 & 8/12 - Zoom Meetings Sunday, 8/9 & 8/23 at 5:30pm)
  • Have you ever watched a crime-sniffing dog on TV and thought, “I wonder if my dog could do that?”  The answer is YES!  Your dog has 300 million “olfactory sensors” and in Nose Work I, we teach you and your dog how to find scents through a variety of fun activities. Dogs of any age, from young puppies to older dogs, and of any training level can be successful in learning scent detection.  It is an extremely fun and fascinating activity that will help build your dog’s confidence as they work through “scent games” and get rewarded for using their nose! Benefits of Nose Work are:
    • Dog burns a lot of physical and mental energy
    • Teaches your dog a fun activity that can be done anywhere
    • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy to work
    • Builds a stronger bond between you and your dog
    Students may progress to Nose Work I: Basic Searches (in-person or online) upon completion of this course. Equipment Needed: Nose Work Starter Kit Empty Small Cardboard Boxes or Plastic Containers (not included in kit) Class Includes: This class is run exclusively ONLINE!  Your class will be set up in an online Facebook training group where you will be coached and mentored on how to get started in the sport of Canine Nose Work.  This class will also meet via Zoom for one class!  We will be posting videos and notes for each lesson to aid with your practice and to refer back to.
    30-day Course Access
    CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 (Videos posted 7/15, 7/18, 7/22 & 7/25 - Zoom Meeting 7/26 at 5:30pm)
  • You will learn important training fundamentals that will build the foundation for a rewarding, life-long relationship with your dog. You will encourage, maximize and maintain your dog’s interest, concentration, enthusiasm, and commitment to engaged interaction with you. This class includes the basics of crate training, dealing with unsolicited jumping, separation anxiety, basic obedience cues, play exercises, self-control games, confidence/focus building exercises and more. Class size is limited and meets once a week via Zoom. Equipment Required For This Class: Gentle Leader® Head Collar, a Freedom No-Pull Harness, OR a SENSE-ation® Softouch™ Harness Think Pawsitive Training Kits (Gentle Leader Training Kit or Harness Training Kit) PREREQUISITE: For dogs of all ages. This class will use and teach the importance of crate training. An active Facebook account is required to receive class information and videos.
    Class will be held ONLINE ONLY! 8 week Course – 60 minutes (Includes 1 Online Lecture (with Q&A session) and 7 Weeks of Online Classes via Zoom) CLASS BEGINS: New Class Dates Coming Soon! Option 1: Online Class Enrollment Only Option 2: Online Class Enrollment PLUS Training Kit (includes shipping) Option 3: Online Class Enrollment PLUS In-Person Enrichment Classes Option 4: Online Class Enrollment PLUS Training Kit (includes shipping) AND In-Person Enrichment Classes
  • We have set up a private Facebook group where we will be posting videos to train fun tricks, to start canine sports and a variety of skills and exercises that will enhance the daily life of your dog. We will be posting one video for each topic every week. By the end of each week you will have 5 videos to learn from! You may post comments or share videos with the group in the comments section of the day’s lesson. While practicing social distancing, this will be a great way to see everyone’s progress, help to motivate each other, and celebrate successes! **If you are interested in video analysis, our instructors are here to provide feedback. There will be an additional $10.00 charge for submitting a video (videos need to be a maximum of 2 minutes in length) for instructor analysis and feedback. All feedback will be provided through private messenger only or through a private individual Facebook page! This group will remain open for 60 days after the stay at home order is in effect.  Once payment is received, we will invite you to join the training group!
    PREREQUISITE: Must have an active Facebook account.
    1-Month Course CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020