Agility and Nose Work Training
Pritamo Kentala of Fun Quest Dog Sports teaches Agility and Nose Work classes at Fuzzy Buddy’s.
Check out her website to learn more or to enroll.
Focus on Foundation – Agility Prep
Have fun learning training games that will help you to develop and strengthen your relationship with your dog. Build teamwork while learning skills that will be the basis for further agility training. You will learn training games that you and your dog can play at home. No special equipment needed other than a playful attitude!
Fundamentals A – Agility Handler Skills
This class provides an opportunity to review and fine tune your foundation skills with an increased level and variety of distractions. Continue to build the bond with your dog that will enable you to work as a team.
Fundamentals B- Obstacle Performance Introduction
Continue to practice and improve skills acquired in previous classes with an increasing level of challenges and distractions. Have fun and learn how to safely introduce your dog to a variety of agility obstacles.
Jump Into Agility Workshop
At the end of this fun, active workshop in Seattle, you will know why Dog Agility is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. We will present basic information about the sport and a short agility demonstration. The rest of the session will be spent with you and your dog having fun together participating in an introduction to this exciting and rewarding activity. This is a great opportunity to build trust and confidence and enhance your relationship with your dog. You’ll also meet other people who are crazy about their dogs too! Dogs should be at least 10 months old. Human handlers of any age over twelve years are welcome!
K9 Nose Work
Nose Work is a recreational, fun sport created and sanctioned by the National Association of Canine Scent Work and borrows elements from the training methodology of detection K9s (arson investigation, bomb and narcotics searches, etc). Your dog will learn to use its nose to locate a (legal) target scent or odor. You can learn to work as a team for fun or competition! ANY dog – any breed or temperament type can participate in Nose Work training. No “formal obedience” is needed. Big or little, rowdy or sedate, active or kicked back, your dog will LOVE Nose Work training. If your dog has a nose, you need only find what truly motivates your dog to start down the nose work path! See your dog get turned on by doing what comes naturally to him.
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and an inborn desire to hunt. Your dog’s nose is about 100 X more sensitive than your own. A dog can detect 1 teaspoon of sugar in the water it would take to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools – your dog is built to sniff! The Nose Work classes are designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food, mental stimulation and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Get started in Nose Work and give your dog the gift of scent detection work. You and your dog will have a great time, and you will have the opportunity to experience just how truly brilliant and talented your dog is. Please email Pritamo directly to enroll or if you have questions about the agility or Nose Work classes.