Introduction to Nose Work

Introduction to Nose Work

Introduction to Nose Work(R)

From the first class of Introduction to Nose Work(R), your dog will enjoy success in nose work with exercises set up to motivate her to find a treat or toy. Using reward-based training, your dog will learn to focus on finding her toy or treats located throughout the training room, in spite of distractions. In addition, by carefully observing our dogs, you’ll learn how scent travels through the room.

Online Classes

Prerequisites & Equipment

Handler Prerequisites: The class will be presented in Google Classroom. You may need to have a Google account. Google (gmail) accounts are free.

Canine Prerequisites: No obedience or specialized training of any kind is required to get started. A big desire for treats would be helpful.

Equipment: Excellent treats. If you think your dog may be more toy than food motivated, have a special toy on-hand as well. Several ordinary cardboard boxes. It would be helpful, but not required, for your dog to have a crate to rest in (and to keep her from sneaking a look), while you set up her search areas.

Class runs for 6 weeks and costs $200.

Schedule: Our current classes are full. We have no Introduction classes on our schedule at this time.

In-Person Classes

Prerequisites: Your dog must be able to stay in a crate or your car without you, for parts of each class. No other obedience or specialized training of any kind is required to get started.

Equipment: Leash attached to a flat collar or back-clip harness. Excellent treats. If you think your dog may be more toy than food motivated, bring some extra special toys as well. Please provide your own crate, or the necessary equipment to keep your dog safe, cool, and secure in your car.

Duration: Class meets for 6 weeks and costs $200.

Schedule: Our current classes are full. We have no Introduction classes on our schedule at this time.

Don't see a location or time that works for you?

We would love to have you and your dog in our Nose Work classes. To hear about future classes, join our wait list. The most requested class levels, times, and locations will be added first.