Nose Work Games Days are fantastic for anyone who is interested in Nose Work, either through just kicking back and watching teams run and joining in on the discussion that ensues or by jumping in and running your dog in a trial type situation, but also having the chance to be coached if needed to allow the most success and learning possible to come out of your run.

This Games Day will be focused on teams currently on the odour of birch, teams that are working on or would like to take advantage of pairing the birch hides or teams that have just started on their Nose Work journey and are hunting for primary (food or toys).

Teams will be run on ALL FOUR OF THE K9 Nose Work® ACSW TRIAL ELEMENTS – containers, vehicles, interior and exterior and will search for a total of two hides in each element, with a time limit of 3 mins per search and 5 mins for discussion after each run.

Teams will decide if they would like to run the search as a “test” – no coaching during the search, just discussion once the search is complete or as a “training” exercises – coaching as needed, so if you have some sticking points in your search, this is a great choice to make to get coached through it.

We will kick off the day at 9am and finish up about 4pm. Each team will run separately of course, to ensure that all dogs have access to this amazing sport. Please remember that all K9 Nose Work® events encourage the participation of all dogs, including dogs with reactivity issues. Respecting the space of all dogs is vital to continue to foster the inclusivity we strive for.

Teams are free to stay and watch or leave when their runs are complete.

Videoing of your search and the feedback you get is encouraged – PLEASE bring your video camera/phone etc and someone will be happy to film for you. Further information can be obtained here Nose Work Games Day

Cost is $60 for the day. Working spots are limited to ensure all teams get the feedback and practice they need, so hurry up! x

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Ruby making sure the vehicles are clear of birch and anise before they leave at the recent K9 Nose Work® Inaugural Invitational Aussie Camp this year. Go Rubes!