What is K9 Dog Nose Work® Training?

Have you ever seen a police dog sniffing for narcotics? How about a dog checking luggage at the baggage claim in an airport? That is essentially nose work! Our pet dogs can be as amazing as those pros. Any dog can do nose work, our pets just don’t search for narcotics! Dogs will learn to “hunt” for various essential oils that can be hidden virtually anywhere through our dog nose work training.

What are the benefits to scent training for dogs & nose work?

  • Scent training for dogs provides an outlet for all that energy
  • Mental stimulation (fancy way of saying it will make our dogs tired)
  • Scent training for dogs builds a bond between the dog and handler
  • Dog nose work training builds up confidence
  • Our scent training for dogs gives shy, fearful, and reactive dogs a whole new look at life.
  • Have fun with your dog
  • Make new friends


Windsor – NW3 Container Search

Here is a sample of a Nose Work trial video. At the NW3 level there is a range of 1-3 hides in a container search. The handler does not know how many there are and must correctly call finish when they think their dog has found everything. There may also be the presence of distractors ranging from food to toys. This search earned a 3rd place finish and a Pronounced. A “P” indicates the judge thought the team demonstrated exceptional technique or teamwork for that particular search.

Are you ready to give your dog an experience he will truly

thank you for?

The first stop on your nose work journey will be to join an Introduction to K9 Nose Work® class.

Nomadic Noses classes are all being held in various locations and are all mixed level. These classes are more real life searches.

Skills and Drills is held at our facility in Exter, RI. This class will have some free searches as well, but will mostly focus on exercises to build up your dog’s skill level as well as lots of drivebuilding exercises. This class is suitable for any pup on already on odor from beginner to advanced.

Dogs work one at a time in K9 Nose Work® so all dogs must wait in their vehicles or be crated until it’s their turn.

Super Sniffer private lessons are also available for dogs who are not suitable for a K9 Nose Work® class. This is also an excellent option for those teams gearing up for competition that want to practice in novel locations!

Not sure yet?

Check out our student’s achievements and videos from some of their trials.

Visit the NACSW for even more information.

Nose work truly is an incredible sport and so empowering to not only to the dogs, but to you as well.

Countless times have I been told now how much a person’s confidence has grown as they journey through nose work.

Canine scent work Exeter, Rhode Island


If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are glad to help you pick your classes, help you register, or offer support and advice for your dog training needs.

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