K9 Nose Work® is a fun searching and scenting activity appropriate for almost all dogs and all people. Nose work was originally inspired by working detection dogs and has developed into a competitive sport. The activity is easy to learn. Nose work develops confidence and focus in many dogs. In addition, it provides a safe and easy way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.
Nose work training starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or food reward hidden in one of several boxes. Then the game is expanded to include entire rooms, outdoor areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.
Nose work can provide a lifetime of rewarding fun for you and your dog.The PWDCNC is pleased to sponsor two upcoming nose work events—one for those new to the sport and one for those with previous experience.
Nose Work Fundamentals Day – Sunday, February 9, 2014
This is an opportunity for PWDCNC members and their dogs with no previous K9 Nose Work® experience to try it. Plans for the day include demonstrations, opportunities for handlers and their dogs to try nose work exercises, and learning about the sport of K9 Nose Work®, how to find a trainer, and get into the sport
.Nose Work Coaching Day – Sunday, March 9, 2014
This is an opportunity for PWDCNC members and their dogs with previous experience in the sport of K9 Nose Work® to refine their skills and broaden their experience.Plans for the day include a variety of training experiences, work with multiple elements (interior, exterior, containers, and vehicles), and personal coaching.
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Questions: Contact Kathleen Jose – [email protected]