Beagle Searching with his Nose

K9 Nose Work

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ORT October 7, 2017

All three scents

What is K9 Nose Work©?

K9 Nose Work© is the specific sport created and sanctioned by the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). This sport was inspired by the training methodology of detection K9s and borrows elements of that training for recreation. The terms nose work, fun nose work, scent work, search work are all commonly used references to describe any activity where the dog is using its nose to locate a target scent or odor. K9 Nose Work© is the term that defines this detection inspired sport that has evolved from the pursuit of many dogs (with their handlers) to practice nose work and have fun

One of the many challenges faced by working K9s and their handlers is encountering new environments and scenarios daily. This challenge will be reflected in the sport through differing search environments and requirements of each trial location.

Can my dog do that?

But of COURSE!!!!!
If your dog has a nose, you need only find what truly motivates your dog to start you down the nose work path.

All classes are taught adhering to NACSW rules and under direction of Certified Instructors. All you need to start is a buckle collar, a leash, high quality treats and your dog. Classes usually last from one hour to an hour and a half depending on class size.

The Nose Work target odors are made using cotton swabs scented with natural essential oils. The three target odors are Birch, Anise and Clove.

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