Nosework is a dog sport inspired by detection dogs! As the name suggests, pups will learn to locate a specific odor with increasing levels of difficulty, helping to build confidence and enrich your pup’s mind and body, while also giving them a job to do. It is an easy to learn, fun activity and sport for pups (and handlers!) of all ages, providing a unique way to engage with your dog while allowing them to utilize their greatest skill – sniffing!

Cost: $160 for 4 consecutive classes.
Duration: 50 minutes.
– Maximum of two handlers per dog.
– Handlers are both over the age of 18.
– Dog is over 20 weeks old.
– Dog has received Rabies and DHPP vaccines.

 April 7th – April 28th
(Sundays at 12:45pm)


June 4th – June 21st
(Tuesdays at 7:15pm)

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Sundays at 2pm


Now that your pup has mastered odor only searches, the can start to really hone their nose skills in Advanced Nosework. This is a modular class, so you are free to take it when it’s most convenient for you.

Cost: $240 for six classes.
Duration: 50 minutes.
– Dog has graduated Intro to Nosework and is able to do odor only searches.
– Handlers are over the age of 18.
– Maximum of two handlers per dog.
– Dog has received Rabies and DHPP vaccines.

*Note: View Availability button should NOT be used for scheduling your classes, unless you have already purchased a package.

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Take a look at our frequently asked questions for more information about Nosework classes!

Do I attend class with my dog?

Yes! Our classes are in person, so you should plan for someone to attend with your pup.

Can multiple handlers attend class?

Unfortunately, at this time, we are still only allowing one handler per pup. Handlers can switch off between each class session, however.

I'd like for my child to attend as the dog's handler. Is that okay?

As much as we love the idea of the whole family being involved with your pup’s training, all handlers in class MUST be over the age of 18.

What happens if I miss one or more classes?

If you are signed up for a class and fail to show up, or attempt to withdraw less than 12 hours before the start, you will lose the class credit.

Can I attend multiple classes?

Sure, as long as the classes aren’t on back to back days, and you don’t exceed three sessions per week!

What vaccines does my dog need for class?

We require proof of up to date Rabies and DHPP. That can be submitted at the time of enrollment, via email or brought to class in person.

My dog hasn't graduated Intro to Nosework. Can they still take Advanced Nosework?

Unfortunately, graduation of Intro to Nosework is required to take Advanced Nosework.

Help! I already purchased a package but can't seem to find the link to enroll in class.

No problem! The class enrollment link is sent out via email when you purchase your package. Alternatively, if you click the button above that says ‘View Class Availability’ and then use the red button on the following page, you should be able to enter your EMAIL ADDRESS to apply your credits and get scheduling!

My dog is highly reactive or fearful. Will they be alright to attend class?

While it’s hard to tell prior to meeting your pup, we suggest scheduling a free phone consult to chat with a trainer about what the best fit for your pup is. You can do that using the CONTACT US page.

My dog is in heat. Can she still attend class?

Unfortunately, a pup in active heat is not allowed to attend class, so you will need to reschedule accordingly!

What method do you use for training?

We are a LIMA-based facility, meaning we use the least intrusive, minimally aversive methods to train and modify behavior. We focus on using positive reinforcement to teach the dog what TO do. We do not use e-collars, prongs, or choke collars.

My dog is sick with ____. Can they still join classes?

Poor pup! Unfortunately, they cannot attend class until they are cleared. Before your pup can return to classes, you will need to supply a note from your vet stating that your dog is “healthy, non-contagious and appropriate for a group setting.” The note should be emailed to the office before you resume classes.

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