K9 Nose Work® Group Classes

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Prepare for a lifetime of fun with your dog and K9 Nose Work!

Beginner Classes

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K9 Nose Work Level 1:
The Beginning

This is the beginner class. Have fun watching your dog use their noses!

K9 Nose Work Level 2:
Intro to Odor

In this class you and your dog will be searching all four elements: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle and Containers. Pairing with a primary reinforcer is key for this level. Birch will be introduced.

K9 Nose Work Level 3:
Putting it Together

After Intro to Odor you and your dog can continue to build your nose work skills searching exteriors, vehicles, interiors and containers. Accessible hides will be worked in different environments & locations. Pairing is still happening as you are working on a final response. This will get the team ready for the Advanced classes.

K9 Nose Work Advanced:
NW1 - NW2

This class runs in 4-week sessions. The teams must be working on the NW1 and/or NW2 levels. The dogs must be searching for all three odors of birch, anise and clove. We will be working with accessible and inaccessible hides depending on the level the dog is at. All four elements will be searched. You don’t have to compete to enjoy coming to class, but your dog must be able to search for all three odors. Pairing is highly welcomed. 

K9 Nose Work Advanced:
NW3 - Elite

This class runs in 4-week sessions. The class will focus on the skills needed for NW3 and Elite. You don’t have to compete to join the class but you do have to be at this skill level.

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K9 Nose Work - Group Class Location Information
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