K9 Nose Work ® Classes

A new exciting sport for dogs of all kinds! 

 



 

 

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K9 Nose Work is a new dog sport fashioned after the work of professional scent detection dogs. It allows your dog to use the natural desire to hunt, and the unique ability to detect scent and determine the source. In training, dogs learn to find one of three scents just about anywhere you can hide it. Competitions include searches in four elements: interior, exterior, containers and vehicles.

In training classes, handlers learn to set up situations so that the dog increases the drive to search for food or a toy. Than we set up the association between food and the first target scent. As training progresses, searches get more difficult and the reward is given after the scent is found. K9 Nose Work® requires no obedience background. We are giving your dog permission to do what comes naturally, hunting. There are few commands and no attention to handler is required while working. K9 Nose Work® is an incredible gift to your dog and can be a real enhancement to your relationship. K9 Nose Work® is instructed by Certified Nose Work Instructors, [ CNWI ] or trainers who are currently in the certification training program.

Just about any dog can do K9 Nose Work. Nose Work is a great addition to a behavior modification program for many dogs. People all across the country are noting how the focus of scent detection work is helping reactive dogs ignore other dogs, the training is helping shy dogs be more comfortable with their environment, and teaching unfocused dogs to remain on task doing their scenting job.

K9 Nose Work is also great for dogs convalescing from medical issues and dogs with hearing or sight impairments. Retired service, competition, conformation, or working dogs in need of a ‘job’ can be kept busy and happy doing K9 Nose Work. And the exhaustive quality of this sport for overly active dogs can’t be beat.

In training classes, the handlers learn to set up situations so that the dog increases the drive to hunt and search. Once the drive is established, the next step the handlers learn is to set up situations where the dog learns to associate between what it is hunting for, and the target scent. As training progresses, searches get more difficult and the reward is given after the scent is found.

K9 Nose Work requires no obedience background, rather, you are giving your dog permission to do what comes naturally, hunting. There are few commands and little attention to handler is required while working. K9 Nose Work is an incredible gift to your dog and can be a real enhancement to your relationship. K9 Nose Work is instructed by certified by K9 Nose Work instructors, or trainers who are currently in the certification training program.

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