K9 Nose Work

Nose Work

Nose work fun is perfect for any dog!

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 just come in and be a dog. They are free to explore with their nose and solve problems. Not only has nose work 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.

Nose Work is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes, just need a nose and your parents to drive to class.


About the Classes

  • Each class level is six weeks in length and is $160
  • The classes meet once a week for one hour
  • Each class has no more than 6 dog/handler teams
  • Each dog will work individually during the class
  • Dogs will need to crate 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 between turns

Who can participate?

  • Any dog or puppy, 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!

These classes will meet at SPCA Tampa Bay Education Center

Benefits of Nose Work


Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 4:30pm

This class will meet at SPCA Tampa Bay Education Center

Registration to be posted soon!



Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 6:00PM

This class will meet at SPCA Tampa Bay Education Center

This class will last four weeks and cost $105.

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We offer Advanced drop-in Nose Work Classes Weekly-$25 per class

Please contact mkolmar@spcatampabay.org to find out when classes run each week



Download our Nose Work Dictionary Here

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