Nose Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found. Nose Work creates an amazing working relationship between dogs and their handlers. It is a fun game that any dog can play. You will train your dog to find particular odors in different elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers. Because sniffing is one of your dog’s greatest joys in 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.

Nose Work 101 - Intro to Nose Work

Want a fun class that doesn’t require a ton of prior training? Nose Work 101 may be just the thing! 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.

Nose Work 102 - Expanding the Search

Continue your Nose Work fun! We will start to introduce more complex searches involving interiors, containers, and also an introduction to vehicles.

Nose Work - Ongoing Class

The goal of our Ongoing Nose Work programs is to fine-tune your handling skills, to expand your dog’s knowledge and confidence in searching new and different areas, and to perfect your dog’s alert. Teamwork with your dog will be emphasized. Searches of different types will be utilized: containers, exteriors, interiors and vehicles. For those interested in competing, these classes will help prepare both you and your dog for Nose Work competition.