Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by stardogs, Nov 4, 2012.
Completely unrelated, but what harness do you have on Aeri?
k cause i wouldnt mind trying this with jayson. he doesnt like other people touching him or being to close to him other wise he will growl. when he went in to get neutered he lunged at the vet.
Nosework is in general a decent sport for dogs with issues - the training part is probably the most human intensive part, but Andrew Ramsey (the guy whose seminar I went to) has a DVD out that several friends have used with good success. Currently trials are few and far between, but with UKC and possibly AKC getting into it, that should change.
CD, Aeri's harness is a Redline K9 biothane agitation harness iirc - I got it from a friend who no longer needed it and I haven't had a use for it until now, but it was awesome for this! I did have to poke extra holes into the girth strap for my wee dogs, but otherwise it has performed nicely (and omg that handle was sooooo helpful!). This looks like a more updated version of mine: http://www.allk-9.com/padded-all-weather-quick-release-dog-harness-p-835.html
I had one of those for Scout for while! It didn't fit her chest right and its fine for us to just use Lily's harness, so I sold it to a guy with a Dobe. Fits his dog perfectly, lol.
Got ours from www.dogsportgear.com and not allk9.com though. Not that it matters, they carry all the same gear, lol!
My garage is starting to be taken over...
We have nosework again tonight!
mia did good tonight. She's definitely a favorite due to her being so small and fearless. She keeps finding the hides then knocking the boxes down. Some of the big dogs are spooking at the boxes off the ground but not her. I really love that dog.
I know I said i'm not planning on trialing but they need volunteers for the first ORT in Oklahoma. I may sign up. Oh and my trainer trials a chihuahua and says she trials just fine.
Awesome! And you should totally volunteer!
Oh...Nyx might like that.
I haven't done any Nosework, but I did train four dogs in narcotics and loved doing it. I love all kinds of scent training.
I do need to find out what my options are for allowed indications.
I *think* all alerts are allowed. I do know originally dogs were allowed all search methods but the godzilla box smashing (to waft smells) isn't allowed anymore.
I have a few friends who've been in the sport from it's "lets see if this may be a sport" phase and I helped use my bootcamp client dogs as guinea pigs for two training to be trainers at my work so I have been around it a lot but I haven't yet started my dogs beyond introducing the boxes and treat hunts.
I would love to try it though but time and money says agility and IPO win for now. Then again, if it becomes AKC it changes my approach!
For me, nosework would be cheaper. Especailly since I could do much of the training on my own. I'd rather do agility and IPO and FR and herding but rally, obedience, tracking and nosework win due to the ability to train without traveling to classes and fewer equipment requirements.
CP when Nosework goes UKC, I have a friend who said she'd be trying to get her UKC performance club to host trials. The club is in the Stokesdale area, so quite doable for trials.
I really want to get into nosework with Rider, but I can't find any classes that I like around my area. Nor in herding. Blech. Sad.
From my understanding, it is a really good class/sport to get into with a lacking in confidence dog. Am I correct in that statement?
Yeah so far everything is stuff I could do on my own without a class. I just like classes because I like hanging out with dog folk (and the nosework class has people my own age, which is shocking!) I don't know how far I'll take the classes. Mia loves it so far but we're not on a scent yet, just treats.
But yeah, it'd be very doable on your own. There's not that much handling to it at all.
I never knew there was a UKC club in the Stokesdale area.
Not that it's all that useful since Tyr isn't allowed to play at UKC. But maybe Nyx can pull it off without eating the judge or destroying the entire search area... I suggest she go last.