5 Executive Drive, Toms River, NJ
K9 Nose Work is a new, exciting, detection-style sport that develops dogs’ natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food and exercise
Nose Work is suitable for dogs of all ages, young and old. Dogs must be crate-trained since they must be crated when it’s not their turn – since each dog works alone, dogs do not have to be super-friendly with other dogs. Dogs enrolled are not to be people-aggressive or extremely dog aggressive.
Six week Nose Classes are offered during the day and evening at Clever K9 Dog Training School. For class info and to register, visit CleverK9DogTraining.com. (*Please note that the K9 Nose Work class schedule is listed under “Obedience Classes” on the Clever K9 Dog Training website.)
Class taught by Martha Windisch CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor) of Personalized Dog Training LLC with dog-friendly and family-friendly methods.
- K9 Nose Work was developed in California by trainers with experience in training detection dogs for narcotics and explosives.
- Martha has learned to teach K9 Nose Work by attending seminars offered by the founders.
- K9 Nose Work is great for extremely high drive dogs as a way to use up some of their excess energy.
- K9 Nose Work is also good for dogs that need some encouragement to investigate using their noses; nose work classes can be a great confidence-builder for these dogs.
- Teaching nose work to dogs begins with a hide-n-seek game involving cardboard boxes and treats. As training for K9 Nose Work advances, dogs get to use their remarkable scenting abilities to find the scents of birch, anise and clove.
The entire family can attend; however, children must be old enough to help with the training, be under control and not run up to the other dogs, and not pet the other dogs (unless okayed by the instructor).