“The Nosework classes are a unique way to bond with your dog. I found that my dogs really enjoyed the game of finding the scent. My younger dog who is anxious with strangers, really benefitted from the nosework class, She gained confidence and has less stranger anxiety now. You cannot go wrong taking a class from Your Dog’s Friend.”
 – A.P., Kensington, MD

Nose Work 1 – Intro to Search

In-person Nose Work 1

About this Class:

Nose Work,  a relatively new 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.   Scent work is  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 1 is Intro to Search; Part 2 is Intro to Odor. You can continue through the levels and compete along the way. Eventually, you and your dog can compete in Odor Recognition Trials and Titles, but you can do fun nose work at home using minimal supplies.

Instructors:

  • Jacqueline Reardon, CNWI (Friday)
  • Cynthia Langford, ANWI (Sunday)

Fee: 

  • $200: Six sessions, 60-minutes each

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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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