Nosework is a fun sport/activity that uses your dog’s natural ability to hunt and to find odor. It is a great way to have fun and allow your dogs to play while focusing their energy and attention. It also builds confidence in your dog and helps develop a unique bond between the two of you. Nosework gets its inspiration from detection work. It is meant for everyone, including those with no experience!
Nosework is the fun game of having your dog search for specific essential odors in different environments. Searching can help build the dog’s confidence especially for those nervous dogs, reduce environmental sensitivities, and provide mental and physical exercise for all dogs, no matter the age. Teamwork is also built along the way between the dog and owner which overall helps the human animal bond.
Every dog has a natural ability to succeed and have fun with nosework.
Here are some of the reasons why nosework might be for you and your dog:
No prior training is needed
Even dogs that have some issues like being shy, fearful or even reactive dogs can have fun with this game because the dogs are kept separated while actually searching.
All breeds are welcome to play including mixed breeds
This is a great activity for high-energy dogs to help keep them mentally challenged
Even dogs that are older or have disabilities use their nose and brain power to play the hunt game at their own pace
For those looking for more of a challenge, competitions are available to test your skills–See our website for more trial information.