Nose Work is a sport based on the training of real life detection dogs. In this sport, you and your dog work as a team to find hidden odors (Birch, Anise and Clove oils) in containers, building interiors, outdoor areas, and on vehicles. Unlike many canine sports, in Nose Work the dog leads the dance and you follow.
All dogs, mixed or pure-bred, can do this. Big dogs, small dogs, deaf dogs, dogs with only three legs, dogs in wheelchairs have all titled in this sport. Nose Work builds the dog’s self-confidence and problem-solving ability, but the most important factor determining your dog’s success will be how much enthusiasm and dedication YOU show.
Many shy or environmentally sensitive dogs blossom in this sport as they learn to take charge and work independently of the handler. Active, driven, self-confident dogs find this a great outlet for their energy. You can practice this sport anywhere, so you can amuse your dog on those long rainy days when she’s stuck in the house. work one at a time and must be crated while not working. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate dog- or human-aggressive dogs.
Please note: Because of the high demand for these courses and the importance of continual skill building, missing more than two class in a 6-week session will result in your being dropped from the course.
Class size limited. Reservation required with the instructor.