Nose Work 1 – Intro to Search

“I’ve taken several Nose Work classes. Jacy and Rachel are both fantastic instructors who really know their stuff.”
 – M.K., Clarksburg, MD

About this Class:

Nose Work is a relatively new sport that is basically detection work that’s fun for the dog and handler. Your dog will get to use his natural instincts to sniff and chase while being physically and mentally challenged. Since the dogs work one at a time, while the other dogs are crated or behind a pod, this class is good even for shy or reactive dogs. Part I is Intro to Search; Part II is Intro to Odor.

The Sport: This new, exciting, detection-style sport develops a dog‘s natural scenting abilities by using the dog‘s curiosity, desire to hunt, and love of toys, food, and exercise. Eventually, there will be Odor Recognition Trials and Titles, but you can already do fun nose work at home using minimal supplies.


  • Judy Wickliffe (Canine Copilots) –
    Sunday mornings & Wednesday afternoons

Fee: $175

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