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Nose Work 101 - What a Great Dog! Training Center

Want a fun class that doesn’t require a ton of prior training? Nose Work may be just the thing! Nose Work is a cool, new sport where dogs are trained to find certain odors in different elements; interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers. 

Because sniffing is one of the great joys in a dog’s life, they love learning and practicing this sport. This class is a great confidence builder for shy or fearful dogs; offers an outlet for older and retired dogs; and provides mental stimulation for ALL dogs. Any age dog can play.

Ideally you’ll want to take your Nose Work 101 and 102 classes with the same instructor. After that, you can feel free to mix it up. If your dog has a nose and loves food, come join us! Whether you plan to compete, or just have fun with your dogs – Nose Work fits the bill. 
  • No prior training is required
  • Dogs must pass a Class Readiness Evaluation; must be non-aggressive 
  • It is preferred that dogs wait between turns in an ex-pen or crate.
  • $168
  • Enrollment – six consecutive weekly 60-minute class meetings at your designated day/time. 
  • Optional make-ups for missed classes are available only as private lessons ($50 / half hour). 

After enrollment, watch for a confirmation email with important details.

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Your Instructors

  • Pet Manners Trainer

    Brittany Wingfield
    Brittany joined the What a Great Dog! Team in January 2017. She teaches Nose Work and Pet Manners. She enjoys teaching pet owners all about positive training, building relationships, and better communication between pups and their owners. Brittany shares her home with Valkyrie the Dutch Shepherd and Turk the Pug. Turk has played in any sport that involves snacks but […]
  • Devin Turk
    Devin Turk joined the What A Great Dog team in 2019. He and his wife, Ash-Leah, have been involved in dog shows, sports, and training for twelve years. They have been involved in everything from Rally, Obedience, Conformation, Agility, Lure Coursing, Fast CAT, Nose Work, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving, as well as K9 Search and Rescue, Tracking, and K9 Scent Detection. […]
  • Nose Work Trainer

    Mickey Schufman
    Mickey has been involved with dogs for over 40 years and has competed in conformation, obedience, rally and agility. She started an in-home training business (Four Paws Training School) in 2002 and worked with owners using reward based training. Some of the trainers who have influenced her most are: Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Pat Miller, Kathy Sdao, Jean Donaldson, and […]
  • Nose Work & Senior Pet Manners Trainer

    Rhea Northcut CPDT-KA ABCDT
    Rhea Northcut, CPDT-KA, ABCDT is a Senior Trainer with What a Great Dog! She joined the WAGD family in 2016. Rhea teaches Pet Manners and Nose Work in both group classes and private lessons. Rhea is an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She enjoys teaching owners how to better communicate with their canine […]