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

Devon is Famous!

July 26th, 2018|9 Comments

Several years ago the NACSW decided to add examples of trial searches to their website and asked if they could post two from one of Devon's NW2 trials. Of course I said yes and they've [...]

Try It Out Nosework Workshop

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

I'm giving a workshop in Sanford at the Bon-Clyde Learning Center for people who would like to try nosework. If there;s enough interest a regular weekly class may follow. Here is the flyer: flyer

Food For Thought

February 27th, 2018|5 Comments

One of the very best nosework instructors I've ever worked with taught me how important it was to reward well and reward at source. This is the most important thing to do if you want [...]

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