K9 Nose Work® Classes
Canine Scent Detection Classes
Every dog can be an extraordinary sniffer with K9 Nose Work®! Canine Scent Detection is a growing sport and a fun game to play with any dog! K9 Nose Work® classes bring the concepts of professional canine scent detection to pet dogs and their people in a fun and easy way. Your dog will develop their natural scenting ability through fun & games!
In classes you will learn to play scent detection games that will entertain and exercise your dog while your teamwork grows. Nose Work can help your dog become an independent puzzle solver ready to find hides in any of the four search elements.
4 Elements of Searching
K9 Nose Work® classes are open to dogs of all shapes, sizes, and temperaments. Each dog searches individually allowing even dog-reactive dogs to join in on the fun! Big dogs, little dogs, young dogs, old dogs, energetic dogs, calm dogs, pure bred dogs, mix breed dogs, rescue dogs, performance dogs, pet dogs, confident dogs, shy dogs, physically active dogs, physically limited dogs, even dog-reactive dogs can all play scent games! The list goes on and on!
Each dog searches individually and must be comfortable relaxing in their vehicle between searches. Human team members will be learning as they watch classmate’s dogs search. * If your dog has a history of any human-directed aggression please get in touch to see if your dog can participate in classes or to arrange private Nose Work training.
3 Benefits of K9 Nose Work®
Timid and worried dogs really come out of their shell as they learn to play scent games.
Energetic and ‘crazy’ dogs learn to focus their energy on a fun and rewarding task.
Low Impact Exercise
Searching makes dogs tired! An alternative way to exercise a high energy pooch and a fun activity for older or recovering canines.
K9 Nose Work® Classes in Langley
Intro to K9 Nose Work®
Starts March 15th
9:15am & 1:30pm
New to scent detection? Start here! Your dog will learn the foundations of K9 Nose Work, building their drive to search, independent hunting skills, and, most importantly, they’ll develop a LOVE for searching! Open to dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. No experience needed.
Intro to Odor
Starts March 15th
When your dog has a solid foundation and love for searching, we introduce them to odor used in scent detection sports. They’ll begin transferring their foundational skills in searching onto detection of essential oil odor. All the fun of Intro to K9 Nose Work® with a fun twist.
Continuing K9 Nose Work®
Starts March 15th
Ready to really hone your skills and teamwork? Dive deeper with fun new detection puzzles and build your communication as a team! Continuing classes accommodate dogs of varying experience levels who are on odor.
K9 Nose Work® Classes in North Vancouver
Megan has partnered with Bravo Dog Training to offer K9 Nose Work classes in North Vancouver. Classes run on Wednesday nights at the Bravo Dog Training centre. Please go to the Bravo Dog website for schedules and registration.
Scent Detection Trials in the Lower Mainland
I wrote a nifty article comparing the different options available for playing Nose Work at the various trialing venues available here in Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (+ NACSW). This is guide is geared toward beginners, but may be helpful to anyone involved in the sport of scent detection. Organization included: K9 ABC Games, CKC, C-WAGS, K9 SSG, SDDA, and NACSW.
Learn more about K9 Nose Work® & NACSW™
The activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® are open to virtually all dogs and their people.
Learn more on the K9 Nose Work website.
The National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW™) is the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of K9 Nose Work®. Learn more about the NACSW™ on their website.