Intro To Nose Work


Nose Work is a fun activity and sport where dogs search for essential oil (birch, anise, clove)  It’s a sport for ALL dogs and super ideal for dogs needing more confidence, injured dogs, senior dogs, young dogs, super energetic dogs and reactive dogs.

Dogs love to hunt and sniff. This sport explores this wonderful behavior in our dogs. Each dog works individually so no worries if your dog doesn’t do well in a group dog class. They also work independently; in your first classes you’ll learn to observe exactly what your dog looks like when they are hunting. This progresses to the two of you working as a team to cover a search area to find a hide.

We start dogs with finding food first since this is a primary and instinctual behavior. Then we introduce them to an essential odor and teach the dog how to find that in different environments such as exteriors, interiors, containers and on vehicles.

National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) was the first organization to develop these detection games. K9 Nose Work was started in 2006 by Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot and Jill Marie O’Brien to bring the concept of detection-dog style training to dog lovers and their companion dogs.

What you need to know

Age Range: 6 months on up. If you have a puppy, contact me about my puppy scent work classes.

Vaccination Requirement: Proof of vaccination is required before beginning classes.

Cost: $235.00

Sessions: 6

Class Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

Refund Policy: One of my primary goals is to keep classes on the small size to foster group dynamics and to assure everyone gets personal attention. Due to the small size, I don’t have any financial buffer and therefore are not able to refund or offer any make-up classes. Please let me know fi you are unable to commit to class schedule and I’d be happy to work with you for another solutions. I appreciate your consideration.

Next Class Starts: contact me to get schedule information

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