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Nosework Classes


Level 1 Nosework: This course teaches the dogs to search boxes (boxwork) and find treats/toys. This introductory class teaches the dog how to play the game. The class begins inside and the dogs are steadily progressed through more challenging adventures including working outside. Elevation is also introduced. New classes are being developed and will be offered on weeknights and Thursday mornings.  Classes fill quickly. Please call today to register for this fun class! The Monday night class beginning March 11 is full. There are still spaces available in the Thursday morning class beginning in March. Please contact us now to reserve a space in this fun class! Classes fill very quickly, so don't hesitate to contact us today!

Level 2 Nosework: This course teaches the dogs to find the first odor -- birch. Searches are conducted both indoors and outdoors, and this course continues to expand boxwork skills. Vehicle searches are introduced at this level. 

Level 3 Nosework: This course enhances the skills learned in the previous courses and includes more complex searches and distractions. The odors of Anise and Cloves are introduced when the dog is ready.

 

Please call (804) 672-7308 or email jes10501@aol.com or pawsplustrainingva@gmail.com for more information on Nosework classes. Classes are held throughout the week and fill quickly. Register now to ensure you have a space.  

 

Tracking Classes


Beginning Tracking Seminar: This workshop provides an overview of tracking and includes a hands-on workshop where you and your dog will get to practice what you have learned.  Please note: You must have participated in a Beginning Tracking Seminar prior to enrolling in a Tracking Class. 
 
Beginning Tracking Classes: This course focuses on building skills and confidence for the beginning tracking student. Classes are held weekly. The handler must bring the following items to each class: non-restrictive harness and a 6' lead. Please Note: You must have completed the Beginning Tracking Seminar prior to enrolling in the Beginning Tracking Course. 
 
Advanced Beginning Classes: This course focuses on preparing the dog and handler team for competition. The course will focus on preparations for the Tracking Dog (TD) test. 
 
TDX Classes: This course focuses on preparing dogs for the Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) test, and includes training on a variety of obstacles and terrain.
 
VST Classes: This course focuses on preparing dogs for the Variable Surface Tracking (VST) test, and includes training on a variety of articles and terrain. 
 
Private Tracking Lesson: Paws Plus Training offers private lessons to assist the dog/handler team with skill development and test preparation.
 
Please call (804) 672-7308 or email jes10501@aol.com for more information on Tracking classes. Classes are held throughout the week and fill quickly. Register now to ensure you have a space.