In Nosework, dogs learn how to search for a specific scent/odour or odours and find the source. Dogs start by searching for their favorite food, scent or toy reward hidden in a variety of environments. We then increase the challenges and adding new search skills as the dog progresses. Most people will choose to have their dogs learn to find the target, whether it be odours used in scent or nosework: wintergreen, pine and thyme (in Canada) or birch, anise, and clove (in the United States or something specific to your needs. Once target odours are introduced to the dog, they will search for the odour only and find its source, then get rewarded by his handler with his favorite food or toy reward.** We will be working on container searches and interior searches in our classes.
We are planning a workshop in October 2017. Stay tuned for the date!
To read more about the sport:
The Canadian version of Nosework - visit The Sporting Detection Dogs Association - http://www.sportingdetectiondogs.ca
The American version of Nosework - visit The National Association of Canine Scentwork -