This class is for teams whose dogs are proficient in all three odors, and have experience with the various search elements. Advanced skills will be emphasized in this class, including inaccessible and elevated hides, converging hides, on and off-leash handling skills, blind searches, introduction to unknown number of hides and exposure to novel search areas whenever possible. In addition, we will also focus on concepts of scent theory and dig deeper into changes of behavior. For teams who are competing in nosework or scentwork venues, this class is best suited for teams who are entering or already competing at the NACSW NW3 or AKC Excellent/Master levels. Although the class will focus on trial preparation, prior or ongoing competition experience is not necessary, and students who just play for fun are welcome at the instructor's discretion. Prerequisite: dogs must be able to crate comfortably while waiting their turn.