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K9 Nose Work Classes
We are proud to announce as of February 1st, 2012 Cindy C. Smith officially received her CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor) Title with N.A.C.S.W. (National Association of Canine Scent Work)! Cindy is proud to be the FIRST CNWI this far north of Dixon/Davis area in Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties to get her CNWI Title! Very exciting.
SPECIAL BENEFITS of training with Cindy C. Smith, CNWI as your K9NW Instructor, is her being a Long Time Professional Experienced Positive/Sceince Based Dog Trainer/Instructor of over 20 years, as well as having her own Indoor Training Facility (weather does not effect our Classes). Dogs are not only our hobbies for fun, but our career and full time living as well, as a true Small Local Business Owner of The Right Steps and Full Time Professional Dog Trainer! We know dogs, their body language, and behavior allowing us to safely have reactive dogs in our K9NW Classes under control. Classes are all about Fun & Safety for both dogs and their human handlers alike!
We continue our Instructor Training on an ongoing basis - Cindy takes weekly Classes with our K9NW Instructors with her own dogs, attends K9NW Seminars & Workshops, volunteers at trials, as well as competes with our her dogs in NACSW K9NW Trials as we can get in, and teaches many K9NW Classes weekly on an ongoing basis. We take being Certified VERY seriously. We have Clients who take our Classes and compete in our NACSW K9NW Trials, as well as Clients who do just for fun at home.
Please Note: These classes are open both to existing/past Clients and to New Clients to The Right Steps! For these K9 Nose Work Classes you may be coming to train with us for the first time or have trained with us before, as there is no obedience and all about the fun and searches, these classes are appropriate for both. Sign up now!
Training Principles: We adhere to instructing principles based on the NACSW guidelines for all NACSW CNWIs.
Prerequisite: Dogs must be able to be crated comfortably, safely, and quietly inside in your vehicles (preferred option) and inside the building if needed due to extreme heat - In owner supplied wire or soft sided crates, for breathability wire crates are recommended. Dogs not searching will be in crates and/or secureded safely in their vehicles at all times, out of the search area, until their turn. No loose dogs in open vehicles or heads hanging out windows allowed. If questions regarding this policy please ask before signing up for these classes.
Excessive Barking of unattended dogs in their vehicles or crated dogs inside are not allowed, as we are in a public location (shopping center with other open businesses and surrounding residences/homes). Unsure? Please contact us first.
Please Note: Although we do allow the opportunity for dog/dog and/or dog people Reactive puppies/dogs to participate; please note The Right Steps K9 Nose Work Classes are not appropriate for dogs with a serious Bite History of (dog or human) Bites/Aggression Issues. Handlers are responsible for safely maintaining control of their dogs at all times for safety. Please see Class & Facility Rules for further details. "If concerned, please address with us before signing up".
Introduction to K9 Nose Work Classes, Continued K9 Nose Work Classes on Primary, Introduction to Odor K9 Nose Work Classes, and Continued K9 Nose Work Classes are all offered: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays (based on demand / days and times may vary).
Private K9NW Lessons are available by appointment daytime on: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Please click on Class Schedules to see our upcoming Class Dates. Don't see upcoming dates online? or Have questions? Please call or e-mail us.
Fee/Class #s/Time: $185.00 for 6 weeks / Classes are 1.5 Hours Maximum for Full Class Sizes of 7 to 8 Puppies/Dogs Maximum per Class / However, for Classes with much smaller Class Sizes (2, 3, or 4 dogs/puppies only for example), the Class Time is 45 minutes to 1.0 Hour Maximum depending on the # of dogs in the Class.
Photos & More....
Smith K9NW Dogs - (From left to right in above photo) - Morgan - NW1, L1C, L1E, & L1V Titles / Shadow - NW1 / Gypsy - NW1, NW2, L1C & L1I Titles / With the NACSW
Photos: Smith Dogs having fun practicing K9 Nose Work Containers....