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. For those not interested in competing, these weekly classes are a great way to continue to the Nose Work fun with your dog.

These advanced level classes will be held at varying locations to increase the challenge level. Classes may be held in the WAGD facility, on the surrounding grounds and at locations in the vicinity of the training center. 


  • Completion of Nose Work 101 and 102, with approval from your instructor
  • Experienced teams can request approval from the instructor
  • $112 for each 4-pack (covers 4 consecutive class meetings, each one hour long)
  • 12-packs are available at an 5% discount, $319.20
  • Class Drop-Ins are $35 per class. This is only an option with instructor approval and after verifying there is space on the class roster. 
  • Review Ongoing Class Policies prior to enrolling
  • To drop the class, 1 WEEK WRITTEN NOTICE is required. Please send an email to frisco@whatagreatdog.com or richardson@whatagreatdog.com

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Your Instructors

  • Nose Work Trainer

    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. […]
  • Ellen Heavner
    Ellen is Director of the nosework program at WAGD, and joined the team in 2020. She teaches at all levels of nosework/scentwork and is designing the curricula used by the other nosework instructors at WAGD. Ellen started training dogs in obedience when she was 14 in 4-H. She has dabbled in most dog sports over the years, but in 2014 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Separation Anxiety, Nose Work & Senior Pet Manners Trainer

    Rhea Northcut CPDT-KA ABCDT CSAT
    Rhea Northcut, CPDT-KA ABCDT CSAT 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. She also provides a training program aimed at resolving issue with Separation Anxiety. Rhea is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and an Animal Behavior College […]