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What is K9 Nosework?

K9 Nose Work is the specific term used to describe the canine scent detection activity developed by Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot & Jill Marie O’Brien.

The three founders of the activity wanted to use their extensive experience from working in the professional canine detection world to give pet dogs and their people a fun and easy way to learn and apply scent detection skills, and so they crafted a new activity: K9 Nose Work.



K9 Nosework


Have you always wondered what K9 Nosework was about?  Try an "Intro to Nosework" class & prepare to have FUN with your dog!

Intro to K9 Nosework - New class for June - click here for details 

If you've always wanted to try this fun & amazing sport with your dog, now is the time!  There are no pre-requisites for this class, however if your dog has any behavioral issues, please let us know.  For more info about Nosework, click here.  For more info about our next available class, email us at:

Is your dog ready for more advanced classes?  Email us at to see what may be available.  

Want to Volunteer at a trial?

It's the absolute best way to learn about the sport of

K9 Nosework!

Click to email Volunteer Co-ordinator

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K9 Nosework has many benefits

Some of the many benefits of K9 Nose Work® are:

  • 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

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