About Scent Work

Our dogs love to sniff and find things. In fact, dogs have such a great sense of smell that they are often used to locate illegal drugs, explosives, bed bugs and even cancer. The sport of scent work, also called nosework, provides a fun and exciting outlet for your dog’s super sniffer by teaching him or her to find target odors such as birch, anise and clove. Nosework builds confidence and focus while providing essential mental and physical stimulation for a happy and well balanced companion. It is also just plain fun!

Our nosework classes develop search drive and motivation to work, odor recognition and a clear focused response behavior. Our goal is a happy dog that will not only efficiently and methodically search for and identify target odors in a variety of environments and situations, but WANTS to work and play with their handler. We work in both in our training lab as well as other locations throughout the Reno/Sparks area.

Skip Dates for all classes:

  • Tuesdays:  05/21, 05/28, 06/04
  • Wednesdays:  04/10, 05/29, 06/05
  • Thursdays:  04/11/, 05/23, 05/30, 06/06

Introduction to Scent Work

Our dogs love to sniff and find things. In fact, dogs have such a great sense of smell that they are often used to locate illegal drugs, explosives, bed bugs, endangered species and even cancer. Scent Work isn't just an exciting competitive activity to enjoy with your dog, but they build confidence, focus and teamwork essential for all your favorite activities and a happy home life too. Plus, scent sports are just plain fun!

This class develops search drive and motivation to work, odor recognition and a clear focused response behavior while expanding the skill set to search various elements and work different challenges. Our goal is a happy dog that will not only efficiently and methodically search for and identify target odors in a variety of environments and situations, but WANTS to work and play with their handler.

Equipment Required:
Harness specifically for nosework. Please, no anti pull harnesses or harnesses with front attachments. Not sure what harness to choose? We have a selection to try in class!
Solid 6′ to 12′ leash with no attachments such as poop bag holders. Flexi leads are not permitted for this class.
A variety of very high value rewards. Chicken, steak, hot dogs, cheese. Whatever gets your dog excited!

Session is ongoing!  Students may join at anytime.  Contact Liz at training@revolutiondogsports or call / text 775-813-0856.

Monday
7:30 PM
3550 Barron Way #4B, Reno, NV
Starts June 17, 2019

Cost: $175 for 6 weeks

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Intermediate Scent Work

This six week class continues to build scent work skills, introducing various elements including interiors, exteriors, containers, buried and vehicles.  

Equipment Required:
Harness specifically for nosework. Please, no anti pull harnesses or harnesses with front attachments. Not sure what harness to choose? We have a selection to try in class!
Solid 6′ to 12′ leash with no attachments such as poop bag holders. Flexi leads are not permitted for this class. 
A variety of very high value rewards. Chicken, steak, hot dogs, cheese. Whatever gets your dog excited!

Session is ongoing!  Students may join at anytime.  Contact Liz at training@revolutiondogsports or call / text 775-813-0856.

Tuesdays:  2:30 PM in Reno

Thursdays:  4:30 PM in Minden

Cost: $175 for 6 weeks

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Competition Scent Work

This class continues to develop search skills, including containers, vehicles, exterior, buried and interior areas.  This class also works on handler discrimination.

Equipment Required:
Harness specifically for nosework. Please, no anti pull harnesses or harnesses with front attachments. Not sure what harness to choose? We have a selection to try in class!
Solid 6′ to 12′ leash with no attachments such as poop bag holders. Flexi leads are not permitted for this class.
A variety of very high value rewards. Chicken, steak, hot dogs, cheese. Whatever gets your dog excited!

In most cases, dogs may start anytime.  This is an ongoing class.

Wednesdays
Time: 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Cost: $175 for 6 Weeks
Location: Various (Reno / Sparks)

Thursdays
Time: 2:30 pm
Cost: $175 for 6 Weeks
Location: Minden, NV

Pre-requisites: Instructor Approval

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Introduction to Odor (K9 Nose Work®)

This is a 6 week course taught by a Certified Nose Work Instructor candidate with NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) that includes introduction to all four K9 Nose Work® elements – containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicles.

This course will be followed by Introduction to Odor.

Class Dates: 05/20, 06/03, 06/10, 06/27, 07/01, 0708
Location: 3060 US 395, Minden, NV in the arena
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $150 for 6 weeks

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your class start time.  Need help?  You can email Leslie at sundancegoldens60@gmail.com!

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