Hours8 am - 10 pm


Intro to Nose Work


6 weeks – Foundation and Introduction to Elements


Learn the foundational concepts of Nose Work – No experience Required


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In this class, you will learn the basics of Nose Work. Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Nose Work harnesses the power of the canine nose and allows dogs to utilize both their powerful nose and their desire to hunt. The sport of Nose Work is wonderful for dogs of all ages, personalities, and sizes, and has made basic search-dog skills available to companion dogs.

For fun or competition, Nose Work is a terrific sport for both people and dogs. This is the one sport where the dog knows more than the person at the end of the leash! This sport requires zero skill from the handler. The dog’s nose knows!

Nose Work is a great activity for almost every type of dog. It’s the perfect way to give an older dog something to do that is impact-free. It’s also a great way to burn off energy in a younger dog. If your dog is shy, Nose Work is excellent at building confidence. Nose Work is the perfect sport for reactive or dog-aggressive dogs because there are never any other dogs around when one dog is searching.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

All handlers must be 18 years or older and physically able to restrain the dog. Persons under the age of 18 are only permitted to hold the leash with an adult present and handling a secondary safety line.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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