Nose Work - Scent Detection

Nose work is a game that maximizes your dog’s sniffing talent. It burns mental and physical energy like no other hobby can.

Level 1: Intro to Nose work: Learn the game! In this level the dog learns the game by searching for high value food. *4 weeks in a row
Level 2: Nose work Continued: Builds resilience and confidence by presenting new challenges (dog is still searching for food) *stand alone drop-in
Level 3: Intro to Odour: Dog learns to search for an essential oil rather than food. *4 weeks in a row
Level 4: Odour Continued: New challenges! Your dog is honing their skills!  (essential oils continued) *stand alone drop-in
Level 5: Advanced Odour: For dogs fluent on odour. *stand alone drop-in

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Class Days and Times

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Intro to Nosework and Nose work Continued: Mondays at 6:30pm
Intro to Odour and Odour Continued: Mondays at 8:00pm
Advanced (fluent) drop in: Tuesdays at 8:30pm

Number of Classes

Intro to Nosework and Intro to Odour are 4 lessons in a row.
Nose work Continued, Odour Continued and Advanced (fluent) are stand alone drop-in and can be attended as many times as you would like. This format allows you to master the skills on a flexible schedule.


Maximum of 4

Class Length

1-1.25 hours


Varies depending on the level you're attending.

Class process

The dogs take their turn one at a time which means each dog gets about 15-20 minutes of sniffing time in total. That duration is broken up into short sessions - they have a short turn and then go back to the vehicle (other suggestions available) to wait while the other dogs rotate through their short turns. This rotation continues until class time is over. While 20 minutes in total may not seem like a lot of sniffing time - IT IS A LOT of sniffing time - nose work is very mentally tiring.
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