It was a wonderful workshop! I know everybody in the group had a grand time--dogs and owners. It was a very valuable experience. Your warmth and enthusiasm made everyone feel comfortable, and we all had a grand time. I appreciate your patience, encouragement, and your commitment to your students, two and four-legged! Phoebe and I send our thanks and warm regards. Sydney E., CT
Travel fees: There is no travel fee charged for in-home training within a 10 mile radius of New Lebanon NY. For appointments beyond 10 miles, travel fees will be assessed individually.
Based on training canine drug and bomb detection dogs, your dog first hunts for food treats, or a toy, and soon learns to hunt for Birch and other essential oils.
Every dog loves nose work. Nose Work gives your dog the chance to be a dog and use her/his strongest sense: the sense of smell.
Nose work is safe for ALL dogs: dogs work one at a time so there are never dogs interacting.
It's great for dogs who do other sports and pet dogs. It's great for worried dogs, dogs who worry about places, other dogs and people; great for very active dogs who can't seem to focus, and more. The drive to hunt overrides many everyday worries and allows you to truly connect with your dog as a team.
One of the best things about nose work is that you learn to really trust your dog. Another big benefit is that your dog has to work hard and gets tired.
While many teams do this just for fun, there are competitions where you can earn titles as well. Many of Peg's students have started just for fun and have gone on to earn titles and are VERY motivated. Peg makes it fun and exciting!