ABOUT SNIFF CLASSES
ARE SNIFF CLASSES SUITABLE FOR MY DOG?
The activity of Sniff Classes is designed to be accessible to virtually any dog, including dogs that are unable to enjoy other dog activities due to age, physical limitations, lack of obedience, fear or reactivity issues. If your dog has a nose, you've got a Sniff Class dog!
While some breed types are known to have stronger sniffers than others, every dog has a nose far more amazing than any human, and every dog has natural instincts to use its nose. What's most important for enjoyment and success of Sniff Classes is a proper introduction to the activity to build drive and let the dog know how the game is played. If started out right, even the most unlikely of dogs can surprise you on the hunt!
For dogs with limitations, Sniff Classes can be played just for fun, and in many cases, for therapy, too. Elderly or disabled dogs can get much needed mental exercise while taking it easy on their bodies. A fearful dog can build the confidence to get out and explore the world. Dog reactive dogs can have a chance to be part of a class setting, working separately from other dogs, but enjoying positive reinforcement in the vicinity of those dogs. Let your dog's needs determine how you both enjoy the activity of K9 Sniff Classes.
Your dog may have too much energy, and lack some of the obedience necessary to practice and compete in other dog activities. Sniff Classes are a great way to let your dog burn energy and increase focus. As your dog's skills increase, you'll always be able to keep the game challenging and exciting. Competition Sports has taken the USA by storm and there and there are currently a few people undertaking their accreditation in Australia. So watch this space.
The only way to know for sure how much you and your dog will love Sniff Classes is to try it the right way: attend a workshop or join a class.
SNIFF CLASSES & STRESS HEADS WORKSHOPS – SATURDAY, 27 JUNE & SUNDAY, 28 JUNE 2015
Get Ready Tasmania, Sniff Classes are the fastest growing Dog Sport in Australia. Be the 1st to gain foundation skills. Suitable for the everyday dog owner as well as “stressed, anxious and reactive dogs.” These practical workshops will combine the science of the K9 nose as well as counter-conditioning and desensitisation programs.
CleverPawz will be offering Sniff Classes commencing June 2015.
Nothing smells better than a K9 Sniff Class Dog