Have you ever marveled at how a dog can search out narcotics or explosives? Nose Work is a new companion dog sport that is based on the methodology used to train working detection dogs. Dogs sniff day in and day out. Here they learn to sniff with a purpose and you will learn to see things from the dog’s point of view…his nose!
New nose work classes when there is enough interest. Click here to join our wait list for the next beginner class, then when a new class is starting you’ll be the first to know!
Please check our Nose Work Events page to see the special events we have for planned for those interested in Nose Work with their dogs.
Beginner Nose Work is the first step on your journey of witnessing your dog’s amazing scenting abilities! This class is a very rewarding training experience. It is great for building your dog’s confidence and willingness to work with you. Let alone it is a lot of FUN!
In this class you and your dog will be introduced to the ‘game’ of nose work. By utilizing basic search dog skills, this class builds confidence, burns off mental and physical energy and reinforces the bond between dog and owner. Geared for dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages. It is a lower impact activity that offers great rewards for both handlers and their dogs.
Our classes are progressive and run in 6 week sessions. Each session covers new concepts and elements. Our Beginner program prepares you and your dog for the more advanced topics taught in our tiered Advanced series. Click here for What You Need For Class.
Our Advanced Nose Work program teaches you skills and strategies that will enable you to become an effective detection dog handler be it for fun or for competition. These classes will prepare you for the challenges of trialing.
Our classes are progressive and run in 6 week sessions. Each session covers new concepts, skills and strategies. Our Advanced program prepares you and your dog for the rigors of real life searches such as you might encounter in a trial.