Inspired by working detection dogs (bomb, arson, drug), K9 Nose Work® is a sport where dogs get to be dogs! This FUN game is perfect for almost any dog – all it requires is a dog with a nose and a guardian looking to have a great time with their four-legged companion. The game begins with a dog using its nose to search for a favorite treat or toy hidden in cardboard boxes. Later, the dog will search whole rooms, outdoor environments, containers and even vehicles, to find what is hidden. Once your dog is excited about the game, odors are introduced and should you desire, competitions are available as well. In addition to providing excellent enrichment and exercise for the dog both mentally and physically, this sport is great for helping shy and fearful dogs gain more confidence and giving those sniffers an appropriate outlet for sniffing. Because the dogs work the room without any other dogs present, K9 Nose Work® also provides a safe environment for dog-dog reactive dogs as well. *Dogs must be crate trained in order to participate in the class.* Please bring proof of vaccinations, your dog’s crate and a variety of different, smelly treats!
Look for these future classes:
- K9 Nose Work®: Continuing – 4 week class introducing your dog to elevated hides, patterns, corners, thresholds, and more!
- K9 Nose Work®: Introduction to Odor – 4 week class introducing your dog to the four trial elements: Interiors, Exteriors, Vehicles and Containers.