K9 Nose Work

Big Mac 15 months old NW 1 High it Trial 

With NACSW Certified Canine Nose Work Instructor & ORT Judge  Robin Ford


K9 Nose Work is a new dog sport developed by

a team of professional dog trainers that worked with certified search and rescue teams and drug detection dogs. Designed to provide all breed and temperament types with an outlet to use their natural hunting and scenting abilities.


     K9 Nose Work builds confidence, provides a mental outlet for your dog and builds a solid foundation for those thinking of getting into Search and Rescue or tracking work while learning the nose work "games" and hunting skills. Our class prepares you to compete in Nose Work Odor Trials if that's your interest. For more info check out www.NACSW.net

Class Rules


In all K9 Nose Work classes, dogs will be worked one at a time.

Dogs not working will be crated; I have crates available in the arena for your use or your dog can be left in your car.

All "types" of dogs are welcome, reactive dogs will wear a red bandana .


Rival ,my Elite-1 Dog, NW 2 Title doing his Vehicle Search

                                                            Photo by Mark Pastor Photography 

  Rival ,my Elite-1 dog ,doing his

     NW 1 Title Exterior Search 

Nose Work 1 Class  

Goal of this class is to teach your dog "hunting" is fun. Building a strong desire for the hunt and search before odor is introduced.


Most people take two sessions of this

   class to make sure their foundation is

strong. Just like agility contacts a poor foundation can lead to later problem with searching for odor.


Nose Work 2 Class

Goal of this class is to build on the nose work elements of containers and interior searching. While continuing to build a solid foundation.


Introduction to Odor Class

Goal of this class is to introduce your

dogs to the first odor of Birch. While also challenging them with more intricate search patterns and locations.


Nose Work Vehicles and Exteriors

Goal of this class are to work advanced hides. Classes maybe in different locations and outside.


Nose Work Interiors and Containers 

Goal of this class are to work advanced hides in containers and new locations. Classes may be held in different locations.



Schedule Available Upon Request

Private Lessons Available

Contact : Robin Ford CNWI



Ford Arena

12706 County rd 10-3

Delta, Ohio  43515

T / 419-923-8201


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