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Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work® is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work® starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Prepare for a lifetime of fun with your dog and K9 Nose Work®!



The National Association of Canine Scent Work® (NACSW℠) is the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of K9 Nose Work®.

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Shelter Project

Shelter and rescue dogs often have unknown pasts that lead to unwanted, and sometimes unpredictable behavior. K9 Nose Work® offers a tailored workshop designed to address the special needs of these dogs.

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Instructor Certification

Only the most passionate, talented, and knowledgeable people become Certified Nose Work Instructors℠. The certification program teaches candidates the philosophy, concepts, and training methodology for the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work®.

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Home page photos by Tor Johnson and Marcella Winslow

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