Your Dog’s Friend is now offering in-person Nose Work classes.
- Masks must be worn at all times
- Only one family member per dog
- Please review additional COVID-19 policies here
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. You can continue through the levels and compete along the way.
In Nose Work 2, the focus your dog learned in Nose Work 1 pays off when we work with new distractions. Your dog will also work with different types of containers and different set-ups.
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.
- Jacqueline Reardon, CNWI
- Cynthia Langford, ANWI
If a class is listed in the box below, please check Schedule at a Glance for days off and the last date of class.
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Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.
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