K9 Nose Work


Big Mac 15 months old NW 1 High it Trial 

With NACSW Certified Canine Nose Work Instructor  

-  Odor Recognition Test,  Nose Work Judge

-  C-WAGS   Scent Work Judge

-  AKC   Scent Work 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 


Next Off  Site Training :

For Advanced dogs

 anyone is welcome to join our ,must email you're coming.

Next online : 

Class will beTBD , email to register and you'll receive a link to attend


Cameron Ford and Don Blair Seminar : under events page 

     NW 1 Title Exterior Search "Rival "

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Which Class is For Me  ?

Beginner Nose Work 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.


Introduction to Odor Class

Goal of this class is to introduce your

dogs to odor , while also increasing the challenges they have to face while searching.


Group Nose Work

These classes are focused on what the group needs to work on, such as containers or vehicles.