What is K-9 Nose Work?
K-9 nose work is a team sport based on detection training principals geared for companion dogs. Your dog develops complex searching skills in multiple environments while you learn how to observe, support and communicate with your dog.
Nose Work is great for....
Any dog, of any size, personality, ability or ‘special needs’, with a nose.
Confidence building for shy dogs, helping them develop the skills to explore and feel safe in new environments.
Training for fun or to work towards competing in Nose Work trials.
Nose Work Classes
To sign up for a class, please email Camilla directly to schedule.
Intro to Nose Work
Dogs learn to search independently in multiple environments.
Humans develop handling skills, observation of scent behavior and support their dog’s search behavior.
Intro to Odor
Builds on the foundational search skills.
Introduces 1-3 target odors: birch, anise and clove.
Develops “Odor Significance” with the target odors.
Dogs and humans expand their search skills in multiple environments.
Increased difficulty and complexity of search areas.
Continued development of search skills for your dog.
Continued development of handler skills.