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Nosey Dog Scent Detection

Pre-requisite: Your dog must not exhibit fearful or reactive behaviours towards people and dogs. Reactive Rover graduates with your instructor’s approval are welcome. If you’re unsure if your dog would be a good fit for this class, check out our popular Reactive Rover class or contact us with your questions.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Course Length: 5 lessons (5 consecutive weeks; 1 hour each lesson)

Price: $125 + HST for 5 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 dogs

Vaccination Requirements: Up-to-date in required vaccines (titer test results accepted).

Nosey Dog Scent Detection is for dogs who want to learn Nose Work.

You do not need a lab or a bloodhound to do this class. EVERY dog can succeed. Canine Nosework is a new dog sport that any dog can enjoy.

Most dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors (compared to humans who have about 5 million). Our canine companions are born to sniff. This class puts their special sense to use. All dogs are already equipped with the most important tool they need to succeed at canine nosework.

Thanks to their great sense of smell, dogs can be trained to detect a variety of odours. In this beginner’s class, we teach the dogs to locate the special scent hidden in a box. No prior obedience necessary, as we use the dog’s natural abilities to smell and hunt. It’s fun, it keeps their mind active and it builds confidence. High energy dogs will love racing around the room to locate the scent as fast as possible and get their reward, but very young or old dogs, and less active dogs will also be able to enjoy going at their own pace.

What to bring to class:

  • Plenty of small training treats that your dog loves
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness
  • Indoor shoes (for the humans) if it is wet or mucky out

Please visit our Group Class Policy

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