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NASDA Trial skills: Shed hunt

Antler shed hunt is a fast growing sport and a great outlet for high energy dogs!

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

Available spots

Service Description

This class focuses on the sport of shed hunting. Dogs are asked to identify and find a shed antler in an outdoor location. The class will dedicate a serious effort to building retrieval skills using positive reinforcement methods. Weather permitting, the class will periodically conduct field trips to practice in outdoor settings. This class is designed to prepare canine teams to compete in level 1 and 2 NASDA shed dog trials. Teams must meet all of NASDA’s requirements to be eligible for Lost Item Recovery or Shed Dog titles. Handlers are required to bring one or more sheets (or other coverings) to cover the sides of pens. All participants must use a fixed length leash, preferably 10 to 12 feet long for Lost Item Recovery and 20 to 30 feet long for Shed Dog. It is highly recommended that dogs wear a harness with a back clip. Choke chains, prong collars and electronic shock collars are explicitly prohibited. 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.

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