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Dog Training Classes in Metro Detroit and Ferndale

Intro to Nosework for Dogs

About the Intro to Nosework Class

This class is not only super fun for you and your dog, you can go on to earn titles doing something your dog loves doing! Nosework is a fun and fast growing sport where dogs search for the smell of essential oil. The training for this sport is similar to drug or bomb detection dog training. The most amazing thing about this sport is how confident dogs become after learning and doing nosework! For dogs, their primary sense is their nose, so where we see the world, they smell the world. This makes nosework a very rewarding sport for any dog, but especially those that need confidence, focus, or are just enthusiastic. Nosework uses up a lot of physical and mental energy for those energetic pups! This class is good for any dog 6 months or older that is comfortable resting in a crate between search sessions. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, let us know ahead of time so we can make sure your dog is comfortable during class! Each dog team receives a scent kit as part of their registration. These classes fill quickly, so contact us today with any questions by emailing info@fidodogtraining.com or calling 248-607-9350

Intro to Nosework does not have dogs in the first class. Why is that? We want to be able to understand you and your dogs needs before your dog is in the building, set goals, and communicate about what happens in class. Each class is different, and each dog is different. Our individualized approach to training means that we want to understand you and your dog thoroughly and be ready to provide you with the best possible experience. Many of our classes have you set a personal goal for you and your dog, and it’s much easier to talk through the goals and expectations without your dog present. Additionally, this one class period sets us up for success so that we can hit the ground running when your dog is in class. We try to get the talking out of the way on the first day, so that we can maximize class learning time for your dog. It’s hard to be worrying about your dog, keeping them comfortable and happy, and listening to the instructor at the same time. As instructors, we’ve all experienced the times we’ve sat in classes with our own dogs and our dogs just got increasingly bored and agitated while we listened to the instructor. We want to avoid that experience for you, so we have a single class with no dogs so we can go over everything we need to go over without an antsy puppy next to you. This is also a time to get to know your instructor, ask any questions you might have about your dog or the curriculum, and get to know our training space if you haven’t been here before.

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All classes take place at FIDO in Ferndale. Class sizes are kept small to provide personal attention, so sign up now to save your spot! To register:

  1. Please review our class rules
  2. Fill out the Customer Agreement form
  3. Click a “Sessions/Register” button below to see class dates. Payment is required to reserve your spot in class.

All dogs must have age-appropriate vaccinations in order to attend class. Please see the Customer Agreement for the required vaccinations.

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