Dogs love to sniff, so let’s let them!
Inspired by professional detection
dog training , Nose work ® is a fun
search and scenting activity,
suitable for virtually all dogs.
This is a dog focused activity, leaving traditional training behind. No prior experience in obedience or scent work activity is required. Dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes, abilities and physical capabilities are suitable for this activity. Shy, nervous, fearful, anxious and reactive dogs are most welcome, as each dog searches individually, without the social pressure of other dogs.
You will work alongside your dog, allowing them to use their instincts to play the detection game. In this dog and handler team, you are their sidekick, supporting them through the activity, learning more about their body language and communication, whilst strengthening your relationship and bond.
SNIFFING HAS BEEN
PROVEN TO HAVE A
THE RAPEUTIC AFFECT .
The act of seeking increasing the feel good chemicals; dopamine and endorphins. Why not combine a fun activity that can increase happy feelings and reduce stress? Endorphins are natural stress fighters, promoting well being and relaxation.
THE MENTAL , EMOTIONAL
AND BEHAVIOURAL BENEFITS
ARE INCREDIBLE .
We see improvements in the dog’s confidence, motivation, problem solving skills, and independence. They often have an increased resilience to change and different environments, reduced fearfulness, anxiety and reactivity. Nosework creates an opportunity for mental and physical enrichment, catering to all ages and abilities. Every dog can benefit from nosework.
We begin by building motivation and excitement to search for their favourite food or toy, progressing through to searching in different areas and contexts, both inside and outside. Once the dog’s drive for the scent game has been built to a successful level, we teach them to search for novel odours, like birch, anise, clove and cypress.
NOSEWORK SPORTS & COMPETITIONS
For those who may be keen to co mpete , there is an option to take nose work to a competition level , participating in ORTs ( Odour Recognition Test ) , ACSW and ANKC Trials.
Do you and your dog have a competitive edge? Does your dog have an aptitude for NOSEWORK? Discover the competitive world of NOSEWORK today:
A ‘hall of fame’ (so to speak) of our most outstanding NOSEWORK competitors!