Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.
K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.
Here are some of the benefits:– Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches – Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog – No prior training is required and no obedience is needed – In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest crated or safely in a vehicle between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity, too – Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches – Stronger bond between dog & handler as handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon his dog