All dogs can be extraordinary sniffers
any age, any size, any breed, any temperament*
What skills will my dog learn in beginner nosework classes?
INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK®
Dogs enrolled in our Introduction to K9 Nose Work will work on building confidence and searching skills through our three foundations: puzzle solving, independence, and Fun! Whether you’re interested in nosework as an enrichment activity for your dog or if your goals are to play in scent detection sport at earn titles and ribbons at trials these foundations will set your dog up for a lifetime of fun with nosework.
This class uses primary reinforcers (food or toys, usually food) to build awesome focus, drive, and stamina while allowing the dog to work independently. All of this adds up to huge fun for the dog and can also build up the confidence in shy or nervous dogs.
Through the use of primary reinforcement as a target odor your dog will be solving complex odor problems in just 8 weeks. Challenges they’ll solve include: elevations, multiple hides and converging odor, pooling and trapping odor, channeling odor, and more. Your dog will search containers, interiors, vehicles, and (if the weather is nice) even get started in exterior search areas.
Once dogs have built these advanced searching skills in our Intro to K9 Nose Work® classes families may decide to continue on in our Intro to Odor classes where the dog will quickly learn to translate their search skills onto locating a target odor (we use essential oils in sport detection).