Classes will be held at Paws4ever Animal Sanctuary at 8311 Nicks Road, Mebane, NC 27302. Classes meet for 75 minutes/week and are held indoors in the Learning Center in a large air-conditioned room with indoor crating available in a separate room.

To register, or if you need help deciding which is the right class for you and your dog, please contact Julie at ascentdogtraining1@gmail.com If you’d like to notified of upcoming classes and events, please fill out the form on the Contact page of this website.



Intro to Nosework

Thursdays 6:00pm-7:15pm

This class is appropriate for teams new to Nosework. The focus of this class is to develop an independent search style, problem solving skills and basic handling techniques.

Class Dates: 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29

Price: $160.00/dog

Novice Nosework

Thursdays 7:30-8:45

This class is appropriate for teams who are working toward passing an Odor Recognition Test. Strong odor obedience, a consistent alert behavior and an  independent search style will have been established in this team who are ready for more complex searches.  Permission of instructor is recommended for this class.

Class Dates: 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29

Price: $160.00/dog

NW1-NW2 

Mondays 5:30-6:45pm

This class is appropriate for dogs who are working toward building the skills needed to enter and pass a trial at the NW1 and/or NW2 level. This class will cover establishing/strengthening odor obedience, inaccessible hides, food distractors, search strategies, line handling skills and more. 

Class dates: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

Price: $160.00/dog

NW2-NW3

Mondays 4:00pm-5:15pm

This class is appropriate for teams who are working at the NW2-NW3 level or who have earned their NW1 title and have permission of the instructor. Multiple hides, converging hides, inaccessible hides, elevated hides, blank areas, search strategies and more will be covered.

Class Dates: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

Price: $160.00/dog

NW3-Elite

Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm

This class is appropriate for teams who are working at the Elite level or who have at least two NW3 titles. Closely converging hides, elevated hides, complex interiors, search stamina and Elite search strategies will be the focus of this class. Permission of the instructor is recommended for this class.

Class Dates: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

Price: $160.00/dog

Weekend Warriors

Saturdays or Sundays

This is a series of stand alone classes covering various subjects and elements. Handlers may register for individual classes as they are announced. Announcements will be made on the Ascent Dog Training Facebook page, email, and posted on the Ascent Dog Training Google calendar. Time, subject, and location will vary.

Price: Varies

Performance Nosework

Not being offered this session.

The focus of this class is competition readiness. Teams will be exposed to level-appropriate search challenges and receive coaching designed to maximize performance in competition. Best for teams working at NW2 (or equivalent) and above.

Class Dates: Not being offered this session

Price: $160.00/dog

Video Lessons/ Remote Coaching

Video lessons are available on subjects such as:

  • Developing & strengthening odor obedience
  • Teaching clear & consistent communication at source
  • A comprehensive approach to vehicle searches
  • Preparing to take & pass an ORT (Odor Recognition Test)
  • How to set appropriate hides at any skill level
  • Teaching elevated & inaccessible hides
  • Individualized drills

Coaching via video dialogue also available.


Monday

NW2-NW3 4:00pm-5:15pm

NW1-NW2 5:30pm-6:45pm

NW3-Elite 7:00pm-8:30pm

Tuesday

No Classes

Wednesday

No Classes

Thursday

Novice Nosework
7:30pm-8:45pm

Friday

No Classes

Saturday / Sunday

Weekend Warriors