Stacy Barnett Scentsabilities Nosework Workshops

Location: 8195 Avocet - Bark Laugh Learn Climate Controlled Building, Handler's Choice may take place at a couple local parks/outdoor areas

Cost: Working Spots are limited to 11 teams per day.  Auditing is unlimited. Cost to Audit is $50 per day or $125 for all three days.  Contact us at to audit. 

- Handler's Choice (Working Spot is $125) - You pick what you work on for the day! Open to all levels of experience making this an ideal option for any team.  Take advantage of a full day with Stacy Barnett SIGN UP HERE

- Saturday/Sunday April 14-15 Hide Placement and Scent Theory - Working Spots are FULL please contact us to audit- Learn the ins and outs of Scent Theory as it relates to hide design so that you can bring impact and power to your training sessions. Learn how to set up specific scenarios and puzzles to build your dog’s skills so you move you up the levels with ease. Work through a series of hide placements that will help you predict how the environment will have an impact on your dog’s performance. You will leave this seminar knowing how to gauge the challenges certain trial sites and situations offer and will understand why and how your dog is working particular searches.

About Stacy: Stacy Barnett lives in New Jersey with her two Labradors, Miniature American Shepherd and Standard Poodle. She's an active competitor in Nosework, Tracking, Obedience, Rally, Agility and Barn Hunt but Scent Sports are her primary focus and her first love. Stacy started her Labrador, Judd, in Nosework using the Operant Conditioning methods. Judd quickly sailed through NW1 through NW3 Elite, becoming one of the very first FDSA trained Elite teams. Stacy and Judd are a multiple High in Trial team and have titled in both the US and Canada with High Score awards.  Together they compete in NACSW, UKC, SDDA and PSD.  Her Miniature American Shepherd, Why, is preparing for NW2 and her Standard Poodle, Joey, earned Third Overall at his NW1 and High in Trial at his NW2.  Stacy’s newest partner, Brava, a young Labrador, is already competing successfully in AKC and in Canada.  Stacy and Judd are competing at the NACSW Elite Division Level where they are ranked among the top teams in the country and recently competed with placements at the 2017 NACSW National Invitational.  Judd has placed in the top 3 overall at many of his Elite Division Trials and holds the distinction of being the first Labrador in the country to achieve ELT2.  Judd was also the second dog in the country to achieve ELT3.  Judd was also the first Labrador to achieve ELT-CH.

Montana Nosework League

The goal of the Montana Nosework League is to create a series of nosework fun matches around the state. Prizes will be given at the last fun match for various achievements like quickest searches, highest number of qualifiers, etc.  The following dates will be fun matches, mark your calendars!

  • May 5 - Bozeman (Paws and People LLC) - REGISTER HERE!
  • July 1 - Helena (Fairgrounds with Air Conditioned Crating)
  • September 16 - Helena (Fairgrounds with Air Conditioned Crating)
  • November 3 - Missoula (Sit Happens)

Elements per Fun Match: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle, and Containers

Scents per Fun Match: Birch, Anise, Clove

You choose the level that sounds the most challenging and fun for your dog:

  • Level 1: 1 hide, birch, no hides higher than 1 foot off the ground.
  • Level 2: 1-2 hides, birch/Anise, no hides higher than 1-2 feet off the ground.
  • Level 3: 1-4 hides, birch/anise/clove, no hides higher than 3 feet off the ground
  • Level 4 - 1-5 hides, (blind number of hides meaning you clear the area), Any height

Registration for the May 5 event is now available: REGISTER HEREStart time will be 9:30 AM at the Paws and People LLC facility in Bozeman ( 1025 Story Mill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715).  Dog's will be crated in their cars. 

Ribbons will be rewarded for qualifying runs and placements.  Larger rosettes will be given for teams qualifying in all 4 elements offered. 

Completed Events: March 18 - Helena (Bark Laugh Learn) - (Results will be available HERE soon)