Put your dog's incredible nose to work while building confidence, and providing healthy mental exercise.

Inspired by working drug and bomb detection dogs, Nosework is the fun search activity for all dogs. It also increases focus and calm behavior in hyper, shy or fearful dogs. 

Class Details

2 Offerings:

Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2020

Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Jan 12 - Feb 16, 2020 *FULL

Sundays 1:00 - 2:00 pm

170 Titanium Road


  • 6, 1 hour lessons

  • Maximum 4 dogs

  • A scent kit will be provided.

  • You will be required to bring boxes and other containers to class.

  • Dogs must be comfortable in class setting around other dogs and people. No other obedience is required.

  • Learn more: What is Nosework?

You Will Learn

  • How to use food rewards to teach your dog that certain odors pay

  • How to set up searches to build your dogs searching skills

  • Handling skills to support your dog

  • How to use scent games to provide enrichment for your dog and burn mental energy.

Your Dog will Learn

  • How to search for and identify a specific essential oil scent

  • How to navigate new environments in search of odor

  • How to communicate that they've found odor

  • How to remain at odor until you arrive

Why Our Classes Are Great 

Small Classes

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Happy Nosework Students 

"Ketza and I just completed Level 2 Nosework. This is the second course I have taken with Wise Canine Dog Training. I was really happy with both courses, and have signed up to take the next two courses with Michelle. Michelle is very calm, positive, and friendly. Prior to the course, she sends a detailed questionnaire about your training experience and about your dog. She uses this information to set up an environment where each dog will have the greatest chance of success. She is welcoming and understanding of reactive dogs and provides environments where the dogs (and owners!) can feel safe and relaxed. The two nosework courses I have taken have been limited to 4 dogs per class, which provides lots of opportunity for each dog to practice. Her training is very clear, organized and well-planned. She increases the complexity/challenge gradually so that the dogs are always meeting with success. Michelle sends out email reminders a day or two before each class, and she sends out "homework" emails with a review of that class' lesson and activities to reinforce the new skills at home. She often includes video links. Ketza has learned very quickly. He and I both really look forward to class each week!"

Shari and Ketza

"I have taken numerous private lessons and group classes with Michelle. She is very knowledgeable about dogs, their behaviour and body language and uses evidence based and modern training. Classes are fun and confidence building. Her approach is highly individualized and her small class sizes allow for lots of attention for each dog."

Jenn and Eva

"Fun, small classes with lots of individual attention! Michelle obviously has a passion for what she does!"

Leslie and Dotti

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