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Nose Work is a cool, new sport where dogs are trained to find certain odors in different elements; interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers.

About our Nosework Program:

Nose Work is a new and fast growing sport that is fun for both the handler and the dog. The sport mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found. Nose Work creates an amazing working relationship between dogs and their handlers. It is a fun game that any dog can play. Because sniffing is one of your dog’s greatest joys in life, they love learning and practicing this sport. 

We offer the Andrew Ramsey system of scent detection training.  Andrew Ramsey is a former Military Working Dog trainer and UKC Nosework program co-creator. His training system uses real world explosive detection training techniques to help companion dogs excel in nose work sports and scent discrimination work such as hunting, tracking, SAR (search and rescue), investigation work and assistance dog medical alerting. His training system succeeds by teaching handlers to properly make use of science based techniques and tools like training markers, as well as identifying each dog’s most potent reinforces (rewards). The Ramsey method also teaches participants how to develop their dog’s drive, motivation and scent identification accuracy via training a very specific focused response.

The RAMSEY NOSEWORK system is designed to produce reliable, repeatable results with ANY breed or size of dog.

Details & Requirements:

  • Although our training is geared toward handlers who want to train dogs to compete in the sport of Nose Work, many of our clients simply enjoy the activity with their dog and the bond it helps build without ever competing.

  • .We offer all levels of training as well as provide trial prep for those trialing in all the various organizations.

  • No prior training is required.

  • Only one dog will be searching at a time; It is preferred that dogs wait between turns in an ex-pen or crate.

Class Fee:

  • $200

  • Enrollment – six consecutive weekly 60-minute class meetings. 

  • Note:  This class will typically promote through the levels in this same time slot.

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Who this program is for:

This class is a great confidence builder for shy or fearful dogs; offers an outlet for older and retired dogs; and provides mental stimulation for ALL dogs. 

Wait list / Interest List

If our classes are full and you would like to be the first to be notified of openings or new classes and events, please subscribe to our e-mail list below.



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