Extraordinary Sniffers
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

  • Containers
  • Interiors
  • Vehicles
  • Exteriors

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®

Builds Confidence

Timid and worried dogs really come out of their shell as they learn to play scent games.

Builds Focus

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 Nov 3rd
9:30am

6 Classes
60 Minutes

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.

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Intro to Odor

Starts Nov 3rd
10:45am

6 Classes
60 Minutes

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.

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Continuing K9 Nose Work®

Starts Nov 3rd
12 Noon

6 Classes
60 Minutes 

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.

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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.

Read About Scent Detection Trials in the Lower Mainland

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.

Get in Touch

Contact Me

megan@extraordinarycanines.com

604 • 690  4040

Service Areas

Langley, and Surrey*
British Columbia

 * Travel Fees may apply. Service may be available outside listed service locations for a an additional travel fee.