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.