K9 NoseWork

K9 NoseWork is a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and use lots of mental energy while also building your dog's desire to hunt.

We offer 6 week classes from Intro thru Elite levels, all taught by NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructors (CNWI) who compete with their own dogs in Nose Work trials.

Sniffing For Fun!

Looking for something to do with your dog?
Finished puppy class and want to keep training?
This 6 week course is run occasionally, with the goal of allowing your dog to explore his environment using his nose, while creating independence and focus!

We use food rewards
and games to develop your dog’s confidence and hunt drive.
Great for shy dogs, and for dogs with lots of energy, too!

Come find out why scent sports are so popular!
The cost of the class is $180.00. Class size is strictly limited to 6 dogs.
Call 508-553-9300 to get on a wait list.

Intro to Nose Work

This 3 part course starts the process of building your dog's drive to hunt and the desire to play the game.
Intro level courses are divided into (3) six week segments:
1. Intro to K9 Nose Work® classes introduce dogs to the “game” and awaken the hunt drive in the dogs, while encouraging the dogs to search high and low, around barriers, and using wind, to find their treats in and out of boxes.
2. Intro to Venues, expands the search area to include interior rooms, exterior areas and vehicles.
3. Intro To Odor, imprints the odors of birch, anise and clove on the dogs, with the ultimate goal of having the dogs hunt to find a tin containing scent that has been hidden in a room, outdoors or on a car and indicate that “find” to the handler.

NW1, NW2, NW3 and Elite Trial Prep

Once your dog completes all of the Intro level courses, you move into an NW 1 Trial Prep class.
Dogs work on specific hide problems based on their level of training to prepare for entry in a Nose Work trial.