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Introduction to lost item recovery

Teach your dog to find your keys, wallet and or any item!

  • Starts Jan 7, 2024
  • 275 US dollars
  • 1770 Hester avenue

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Service Description

NASDA Trial Skills: Introduction to Lost Item Recovery The Lost Item Recovery class teaches canine and handler teams how to use their dog's ability to smell to find everyday personal items that may be lost. The course focuses on the recovery of lost items, testing the dog’s ability to discriminate handler scent. Never lose your socks, keys or wallet ever again! For North American Sports Dog Association (NASDA) Enthusiasts, the course focuses on preparing teams to participate in Level 1 Lost Item searches. The instructor competes regularly in NASDA sanctioned events. Her current dog finished 2022 as the 16th Lost Item Recovery I dog in NASDA, qualifying and going to the 2024 NASDA Invitational. They have now earned their level 2 Excellent title, are close to competing. Class requirements: Handlers are required to bring a crate or exercise pen for their dog as well as one or more sheets (or other coverings) for the crate or pen. All participants must use a fixed length leash, preferably 10 to 12 feet long. It is highly recommended that dogs wear a harness with a back clip. Choke chains, prong collars and electronic shock collars are explicitly prohibited. Handlers will need to bring a total of four items to the class. Each item should only be scented only by the handler and brought in individual Ziploc bags or containers. A list of items required by NASDA will be sent to registrants prior to the first class session. NO prerequisite required but Intro to nose work and canine enrichment highly recommended. This is a six week class, we meet on the following Sundays: A Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Vicki Huebner, has been working with dogs since the early 1990s. She teaches obedience and sports classes. In addition to the CPDT-KA certification, she is a professional member of the APDT, and an AKC CGC Certified Examiner. She currently competes with her current dog, Jewel in the odor detection sports including nose work, trailing and locating, antler shed and lost item recovery. She employs only the most modern, dog-friendly (and people-friendly) training methods, adhering to the CCPDT Code of Ethics. Payment information for class materials fee. There is a $30 materials fee payable to the instructor. Payment options include: cash, Paypal at and Venmo at Vicki-Huebner

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