In 2010 I decided to phase out of a successful residential real estate career in order to start playing with dogs. I was soon teaching and competing in the sport. I still do this and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I have progressed to now also judging many of these competitive trials.
NOSE WORK is an opportunity for boundless fun.
Dogs orient to their world by using their noses. What Nose Work does is aid in the expression of their true excitement to hunt. They are rewarded by treats/food when they find the “hide”. The fun is in the opportunity and experience of sharing it with their best friend.
Finding Inspiration In Every Sniff
Does your dog like treats?
If so, are you ready to try a new dog sport?
This sport is known as K9 Nose Work® by the National Association of Scent Work NACSW™ and known as Scent Work by American Kennel Club AKC.
1. This is a sport you share with your dog
2. The focus is on ALLOWING YOUR DOG TO HAVE FUN, free from obedience.
As your dog’s owner/handler, you are helping your dog to make a game out of “finding the hide” by using his sniffer. He is accessing his natural hunting instinct (they all have it) by engaging his overactive olfactory system. It is one of the fastest growing and most fun games in town.
Can It Become Your Passion Too?
The rapid growth of the sport stems from the wisdom of the Co-Founders of K9 Nose Work®; the late Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot, CPDT-KA and Jill Marie O’Brien, CPDT-KA. When they organized and gave birth to the sport they made sure it was suitable for all types of dogs from the Chihuahua to the Cane Corso, and thus it’s popularity.
CPDT-KA (Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)
CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor)
NACSW ORT Judge & Certifying Official
AKC Scent Work Judge
UKC Nosework Judge
C-WAGS Nosework Judge