K9 Nosework®️ is a relatively new sport that was started in 2006 in California. The sport is based on canine training employed in narcotics and detection work. Pet dogs are taught to identify and alert on essential oils – birch, anise, and clove. The same training techniques used to teach the working canines are used to train the pet dog’s nose, for fun and for sport! If your dog loves food and toys, this is a sport for him!
All dogs have both a hunt drive and unbelievable scenting abilities. This is a sport for all dogs – large and small, young and old, all pure breeds and mixed breeds, and handlers of all ages and abilities! These classes are a wonderful way to increase your dog’s confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
K9 Nosework®️ is a great way to let your dog be a dog and excel in an activity that he is naturally good at (sniffing, hunting, and exploring). At the same time, you will learn more about your companion’s behavior and body language and learn to admire his scenting skills. You and your dog will build a strong relationship built on mutual trust and communication, by enjoying a fun and “no pressure” activity together.
There are no training prerequisites for these classes, you can enroll even if your dog has never been to an obedience class or has had any formal training whatsoever.