Does your dog love to sniff? Nose work is for you!
Your dog can be the next Sherlock Bones as you put that talented nose to work finding hidden target scents. We have classes for all skill levels from beginners on up. Individual lessons for nosework also are available; please contact us for more info.
Let's get sniffing!
NOSE WORK CLASSES
In nose work, each dog searches individually, so shy or reactive dogs are welcome. Please contact us to ensure your dog will be comfortable in a class environment. Students are encouraged to bring a crate to class so your dog can relax while you observe the other teams conducting their searches.
NOSE WORK 1 (BEGINNER)
Does your dog love to sniff? Put that talented nose to work finding hidden target scents. Prepare to be amazed as you learn to encourage your dog's instincts and drive to search.
NOSE WORK 2 (INTRO TO ODOR)
Welcome to the wonderful world of odor! Continue your dog's scent training by introducing specific target odors. We start with the birch scent, pairing it with food to make your dog believe that birch is the best scent in the universe. You will also learn preparation of the odor Q-tips, care and storage. From there we will go on to the fun stuff - the actual search for birch. Recommended for dogs who have completed Nose work 1 (beginner) or equivalent.
NOSE WORK 3 (CONTINUING)
Your Sherlock Bones will love solving new sniffing puzzles, including searching different containers, building exteriors, and vehicle exteriors. Recommended for dogs who have completed Nose Work 2 (intro to odor) or the equivalent.
NOSE WORK FIELD TRIP
Take your scent training on the road and practice searching in a variety of locations. Instructor permission required; please contact Matt for more info. Drop-in class, $10/week.
NOSE WORK WORKSHOPS: CONTAINERS, INTERIORS, VEHICLES
For experienced sniffers who are working on odor. Perfect for dogs getting ready for competition. Each workshop meets once for 90 minutes and will focus on a specific search element: containers, interiors, or vehicles.