Monday, November 30, 2015

What to do when you can’t go out…

I had my knee replaced November 18th and plan to have the other one replaced in January.  Knowing this could be a long winter for Jake knowing I’d be a bit restricted I though…  hmmm….  what to do…  what to do…  Then something made me think of NOSEWORK!!

SO…  how to start???   Google it…  talk to people…  Started out by ordering Andrew Ramsey’s nosework DVDs from Leerburg.  Andrew was the originator of the UKC Nosework Program which after some investigation is the venue that I’ll most likely participate in. 


History Of The UKC Nosework Program

The Nosework program is modeled after working detection dogs. While working as a team with their handler, the Nosework program allows any breed and type of dog to respond to specific target odors by using their natural olfactory abilities. The specific target odors are placed in a variety of environments from containers on the floor to vehicles and much more!

UKC sends a heartfelt "thank you" to Karen Shivers and Andrew Ramsey for their dedication to the sport of dogs and promotion of Nosework. Mr. Ramsey was the originator of this style of Nosework. Together, with their insights and contributions regarding the concept of Nosework, the recognition of this program by the United Kennel Club became a reality!