Group K9 Nose Work® Classes

Because Martin Training & Behavior believes so strongly that EVERY dog should be doing Nose Work, we offer group classes at whatever level you and your dog are at in your development as a NW team. You are sure to find an option that fits your needs.

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) ​

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Varies

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.  

$239/6 weeks ​
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6-week course:

 

  • Search for toys or food in interiors and containers

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

It was really fun! I had a good time and I think Beans DEFINITELY did, too. Doing something he enjoys in a class setting has been great for his confidence. I also liked that there are different options on what to search for - gives people the opportunity to take the classes again, and it makes it easier to tailor to specific goals.

- Lauren in KCMO

 

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

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Varies

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.  

$239/6 weeks ​
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6-week course:

 

  • Search for toys or food in exteriors or on vehicles

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

This was the first dog training class I have ever been to and absolutely LOVED it! Thank you so much!

- Staci in Odessa

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

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Varies

n K9 Nose Work® 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 2 should have taken a level 1 scent work class. This class is suitable for dogs of any age, from adolescents to senior dogs.  

$239/6 weeks ​
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6-week course:

  • Search for paired birch in interiors and containers

  • Have fun

  • Prepare for competition

  • Be wowed by your dog

Thank you for the pictures; these made my day 😍 Thank you for the feedback too. I have been thrilled to have had the opportunity to progress through the NW courses with you. Your teaching style really clicks 😀 I have watched a couple of your searches with Harry on YouTube. They're very informative! Good luck with the ORT!  Thank you.

- Rachel in Parkville

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

Where: The Dogs' Spot in North KCMO 

When: Varies

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).

 

$239/6 weeks ​
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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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