Offering K9 Nosework™ Classes

Ascent Dog Training teaches Nosework™ classes employing the methods and practices of the NACSW™. Dogs work one at a time while the other dogs in the class wait their turn crated in another area or their owners’ car. All Introduction To K9 Nosework™ classes are taught using primary reward for at least the first 6 weeks. The addition of target odor begins sometime after the second 6 week class and after the introduction of three of the four search elements (Containers, Interiors and Exteriors). Advanced classes introduce Vehicle searches as well as more complex searches and meet in and around Hillsborough, NC in various locations in order to allow dogs to generalize their learning.

Recent Posts

New Vehicles Class, Summer Session 2017

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

When I first started trialing I used to get more nervous during the vehicle searches than anything else. My mouth would go dry, my legs were wobbly and I felt like I was having an [...]

Off Leash Vehicle Search

May 4th, 2017|1 Comment

    Off leash vehicle searches aren't usually an option in a trial or even in practice but they can teach us a lot about how our dogs would like to search. In this search, [...]

New Beginning Nosework Class

October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Fall is here and so is my new Nosework Class. This Beginning Nosework class is for dogs with no previous experience in Nosework. Nosework is something your dog is already an expert in so there [...]

What My Students Are Saying

Fabulous instruction and love the different locations every week!
Beth Johnston
Julie is an excellent instructor who spends a lot of time thinking about what her students need and planning her classes.
Leila Ledbetter
I cannot say enough good things about the instruction here. Julie has a fantastic understanding of the capabilities of her human and K9 students and tailors each lesson accordingly!
Billy Gunn