Nose work fun is perfect for fearful and reactive dogs!
K9 Nose Work® is the new, exciting, urban dog sport that is designed to develop dogs’ natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food, and exercise. This sport teaches the dog to use her nose to find a specific scent or odor and then tell her parent that they have found it. It’s a great way for any dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. The art and practice of nose work has made basic search dog skills available to companion dogs, creating a new sport arena for dog enthusiasts. It is a class where your dog can be a dog. They are free to explore with their nose and solve problems. In this class your dog will teach you about scent. Not only has it proven to be a great activity for all types of dogs, but the founders’ techniques make this one of the most accessible activities for the widest variety of dog owners regardless of previous training experience. K9 Nose Work® is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes, just need a nose and your parents to drive to class.
Ann Waterbury and Cyndy Lovallo are the ONLY certified nose work instructors through the NACSW in Pinellas county. New Dawn was the site of the first ever ORT (Odor Recognition Test) in Florida! More events to be hosted here in the future as this sport explodes in popularity.
About the Classes
The classes meet once a week for 60 or 90 minutes
Each class is limited to 6 dog/handler teams or less
Each dog will be worked individually during the class
Dogs will need to be crated between working times (indoor climate-controlled crating area available) – If crated, dogs must be able to rest calmly in a crate. If crating in not an option, you can bring a friend or family member to hang out with your dog, in the lobby, between turns.
Who can participate?
Any dog or puppies that have graduated from Puppy Class
Even retired dogs or dogs with physical limitations (as long as they are mobile)
Can include dogs who are fearful of, and/or reactive toward, other dogs! We create a safe environment where only one dog is working in class at a time and the others are crated out of sight in a separate area. This is great because owners of reactive dogs can also relax and enjoy the FUN!!
A series of fun classes where you and your dog learn how to best use your dogs greatest sense in a focused fun way for both of you! Each class level is six weeks in length and is $160.