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NASDA Trial Skills: Lost Item Recovery

NASDA Trial Skills: Lost Item Recovery Levels 2+ and Lost Item Challenge Games

  • Starts Mar 10
  • 275 US dollars
  • 1770 Hester avenue

Available spots


Service Description

NASDA Trial Skills: Lost Item Recovery Levels 2+ and Lost Item Challenge Games. The class will meet on Sundays at 4:15 pm. The dates are: March 10th, March 17th, April 7th, April 14th, April 28th, May 5th. Class description: This is an advanced class for those who have completed the Introduction to Lost Item Recovery class and who want to continue to hone their handling skills. We will work with stranger odor, distractor odors, and course distractions. We will also focus on preparing class participants to successfully compete in NASDA's Lost Item Challenge Games with distance and elusive hides, teaching handlers to confidently call alert and to identify when odor is not present. 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. 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.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancelation policy for all services but for puppy socials. (puppy social booking is final, no refund available) Within 24 hours of booking: Full refund After 24 hours of booking and before 72 hours of the start date of class: Full refund and 10% surcharge of the total amount of the service. 72 hours or less before the start date of the service: no refund There are no make up classes.

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