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Specializing in K9 Nose Work®

A non-obedience, reward based activity that enhances a dog’s natural scenting desire and amazing ability in a focused way

In the Elk Grove, Wilton and Sacramento, California areas

Discover the joy of bonding with your canine friend

For just plain fun, or for competition in any venue!

K9 Nose Work® helps dogs gain:

  • Focus
  • Confidence
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Low impact exercise
  • Teamwork and bonding with their handler
  • Fun – that tires them out!

Fun for All:

  • Dogs and people of all ages
  • Dogs and people of all ability

 

About Nose Work:
Dogs live in a world of odors.  They gain information from the environment around them in order to meet their basic needs by using their noses, similar in detail to the way humans use their eyes.  Through this incredible scenting ability of dogs, their innate curiosity, and natural hunting desire we can harness their motivation in sniffing their way through life to find the trained target odors we would like them to find.  Designed by professional detection dog trainers specifically for our companion dogs, this popular and fun sport teaches our dogs to recognize and find essential oil odors for reward, and teaches us how to recognize when they have found that odor in new and exciting ways.  What could be better than getting rewarded for sniffing!  The dogs love it, and their people have fun too!
  • Each dog works alone, so even dog-reactive dogs can play in a safe environment without the worry of competition or proximity of other dogs
  • No prior training needed
  • Can be done anywhere, anytime
  • Is a great outlet for pent up energy
  • Need more foundation? Reached a plateau? Or have a particular problem you and your dog need help working through?  We can help!  In our continuing Nose Work classes, we can identify where you may have gaps or holes in your training,  your dog’s understanding of a concept, or ways to help rejuvenate their motivation.

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