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Nose Work is an exciting, positive and fun new sport designed to channel dogs’ natural scenting abilities. Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This makes scent work the most natural thing any dog can do!

This sport is based on the foundation skills used in K9 detection work training, like bomb or drug detection. Classes focus on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of food and toys.

Whether you plan on working toward a title, providing your dog with a new challenge or doing it just for fun, it’s a great way for any dog to build confidence and burn lots of mental energy! Dogs are sniffing it up and having a BLAST! Find out how good your dog’s nose really is! This class is great for ELDERLY and REACTIVE dogs!

*6 week course $150

ALL REACTIVE DOGS SHOULD BEGIN HERE

Nose Work 1: Intro to nose work (formerly called Into to Scent work)

An introduction to the sport for dogs with no prior nose/scent work class experience.  This is the first level you must complete before registering for any other. If your dog is under a year old, we recommend you start with Nose Work For Puppies, our puppies only class!

 

Nose Work 2: Intro to odor

This is the second level of nose work.  Here we will be introducing the dogs to competition odors beginning with Birch.
Prerequisite: Nose Work 1

 

Nose Work 3: Continuing odor (formerly called Beginner)

This class is a level for dog’s who have completed Intro to Odor and are ready for some more challenging search fields. Additionally, we will be introducing the other two completion odors: Anise and Clove.
Prerequisite: Nose Work 1 and Nose Work 2

 

Nose Work 4: Skill building (formerly called Intermediate)

This class is intended for dogs who have already been introduced to all three competition odors (birch, anise and clove). Here we introduce the dogs to more competition elements like more advanced hides, vehicle searches, and exterior searches.

Prerequisite: Nose Work 1, 2 and 3

 

Nose Work 5: Advanced Nose Work
Our highest level class which serves to prepare dogs for competition all the way up to the NW3 Elite Title.
Prerequisite: Nose Work 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Nose Work Classes (all levels)