Nose Work

The dog's nose is an amazing organ. One of the senses most used by dogs. A dog can have up to 300 million olfactory receptors compared to the human's 5 million. The ability to distinguish scents and trace them back to their origin is an astonishing ability we humans do not have. 

A dog that is sniffing is using their brain which means they are burning energy. It is the ultimate enrichment for any dog.

Our course is designed to meet the needs of the average family pet. The course is not intended to prepare dogs for competitions.

 

Benefits for your dog:

  • exciting and fun games for the dog

  • burning energy without the physical exercise

  • confidence booster for your dog

  • great for shy, fearful and reactive dogs

  • relationship building

Read more about a dog's nose here: 

https://www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/anatomy-of-the-dogs-nose/

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Introduction

Our Introduction Class will provide you the basics of how dogs use their nose to find scents, how scent is affected by the environment and to read your dog's body language.

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, high value (moist) treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash or longer (no retractable) - some exercises may be off-leash

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 16 weeks or older

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/private session of about 15-20 minutes instead of group sessions/average of 3 searches of 5 minutes per dog

$250

Dates and Times:

Saturday and Sunday Times: CURRENTLY WAITLISTED

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Taking it Outside

Taking it Outside is introducing the dog to an environment with more distractions and other variables when it comes to finding a scent. We will do scent searches on cars and other objects outside.

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, high value (moist) treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash or longer (no retractable) - some exercises may be off-leash

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 16 weeks or older

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/private one on one searches/3 searches of 5 minutes

$250

includes a tin to practice for searches

Dates and Times:

Saturday and Sunday Times: CURRENTLY WAITLISTED

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Pairing it

Pairing it to another odor. We are back inside the classroom to pair an odor with food. We will focus on one odor to start the pairing process. Odor will be provided for the class. 

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, high value (moist) treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash or longer (no retractable) - some exercises may be off-leash

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 16 weeks or older

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/private one on one searches/3 searches of 5 minutes

$250

Dates and Times:

Saturday and Sunday Times: CURRENTLY WAITLISTED

ADD ME TO THE WAITLIST!