K9 Nose Work (R)


Age: all agesLearning to walk

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $200

Weeks: 6

Current Schedule:


Intro to K9 Nose Work®

Saturday, 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm,  August 29, 2020 through October 3, 2020  Location: ONLINE. Instructor: Heather Rush, ANWI 

Class is FULL email for waitlist


Intro to K9 Nose Work®

Monday, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm,  September 28, 2020 through November 2, 2020  Location: ONLINE. Instructor: Heather Rush, ANWI 

Class is OPEN register here


Continuing  K9 Nose Work®/Preparation for Odor

Monday, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm,  September 28, 2020 through November 2, 2020  Location: ONLINE. Instructor: Heather Rush, ANWI 

Class is OPEN register here


What is Nose Work? 

K9 Nose Work® is a dog sport modeled after detection dog training. Instead of searching for drugs and explosives, the dogs are taught to search for specific essential oils. Nose Work is an enrichment activity that you and your dog can practice anywhere, regardless of age or physical limitations. It is a great confidence builder for dogs, is terrific brain work, and helps build connection, teamwork, and communication. Plus it is a lot of fun!

Online? What is an online nose work class like?

Beginning nose work is very well suited for online classes (especially during a pandemic!). We meet on Zoom, and all students work on camera. The instructor gives very specific setup instructions, and coaches students through each exercise. Students take turns with the exercises so that they can observe each other’s dogs, and they get a recording of the class, so they can go back and watch again. Observing your own dog and others is such an important part of learning nose work! As the dogs progress, students will work in new locations–different rooms, outdoors, even away from home, all according to each team’s comfort level.

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