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Group K9 Nose Work® Classes

for ALL dogs and their people
 

K9 Nose Work® is an activity for ALL dogs and super ideal for dogs needing more confidence, convalescing or disabled dogs, senior dogs, and busy dogs that need a job.

 

K9 Nose Work® is also appropriate for dogs who struggle being around other dogs, as searches are individual and dogs will be crated between searches. Please note that this group class is not appropriate for human reactive dogs but individual, virtual coaching is available to get your dog started on their scenting journey. 

There is a maximum of 6 teams of handlers and dogs per class, which allows for individual instruction and downtime for the dogs (scentwork is demanding). 

K9 Nose Works® 1 (Interiors/Containers)
(All dogs welcome) ​

In K9 Nose Work®1: Interiors/Containers, we capitalize on your dog's natural ability to hunt for and locate high value food or toys. As your dog learns to seek out their hidden quarry confidently and independently, you learn to read their body language quickly and accurately.

 

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. This class is suitable for dogs of any age, from adolescents to senior dogs.  

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons

$299/6 weeks ​
Dog ducks under obstacle to follow odor in an introductory K9 Nose Work group class in North Kansas City

6-week course:

 

  • Search for toys or food in interiors and containers

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

Where: Wagmore Canine Enrichment in Lawrence, KS 

When: Friday evenings

$250/6 weeks ​

Loved by dogs and handlers

"You are wonderful! Loved the first week and Sophie did too! She LOVES NW and gets sooooo excited."

-Sophie's mom, Jordan

K9 Nose Work

K9 Nose Works® 2 (Exteriors/Vehicles)
(requires an intro class) ​

In K9 Nose Work® 2, we continue to develop and build on foundation skills introduced in K9 Nose Work® 1. This class will expand search areas to the great outdoors, increasing distractions and odor complexity. We'll also introduce vehicle searches and other complex and novel hide locations. The K9 Nose Work® 2 class is the next step toward getting handler teams ready to go on odor.

 

Prerequisites: Teams enrolling in K9NW 2 should have taken a level 1 Nose Work class. This class is suitable for dogs of any age, from adolescents to senior dogs.  

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons

$299/6 weeks ​
Dog checks odor on a vehicle in an exterior K9 Nose Work group class in North Kansas City

6-week course:

 

  • Search for toys or food in exteriors or on vehicles

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

Where: Wagmore Canine Enrichment in Lawrence, KS 

When: Friday evenings

$250/6 weeks ​

Fascinating to Watch

"Thank you so much for introducing us to nosework!  We are fascinated each week watching all the dogs learn.   We’ve had a great time in both 1 and 2 and look forward to 3!"

-Dash's mom, Teri

K9 Nose Works® 3 Birch (Interiors/Containers)
(requires an intro class) ​

In K9 Nose Work® 3 Birch (Interiors/Containers), we take the next step in your dog's journey towards learning the game of Nose Work. In interior spaces and containers, your dog's primary reward (food/toys) will be paired with the novel odor of birch, teaching them that this new odor is rewarding. This class is suitable for dogs that have already learned to independently hunt for primary.

 

Prerequisites: Teams enrolling in K9NW 3 should have taken a level 1 scent work class. This class is suitable for dogs of any age, from adolescents to senior dogs.  

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons

$299/6 weeks ​
Dog tells her handler she found birch in an introductory target odor group K9 Nose Work class in North Kansas City

6-week course:

  • Search for paired birch in interiors and containers

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

Where: Wagmore Canine Enrichment in Lawrence, KS 

When: Friday evenings

$250/6 weeks ​

Supportive Encouragement

"We are excited! As always, Thank you for your encouragement and support with my little Lollipop 🍭 and her momma."

-Lollipop's mom, Mary

K9 Nose Works® 4 Birch/Anise/Clove (Exteriors/Vehicles)
(requires an intro class) ​

In K9 Nose Work® 4: Birch (Exteriors/Vehicles) we take a further step in your dog's journey towards learning the game of Nose Work. In exterior spaces, including on vehicles, your dog's primary reward (food/toys) will be paired with the novel odor of birch. Anise and clove will also be introduced. This class is suitable for dogs that have already learned to independently hunt for birch in interior spaces and in containers.

 

There is a maximum of 6 teams of handlers and dogs per class, which allows for individual instruction and downtime for the dogs (scentwork is demanding).

 

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons

$299/6 weeks ​
Dog ducks under a pallet in pursuit of odor during an advanced target odor group K9 Nose Work class in North Kansas City

6-week course:

  • Search for paired birch, anise, and clove in exteriors and on vehicles

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

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