“Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.
K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.
I have been participating in this sport for many years and love the teamwork involved. My dog uses his nose to find target odors and then tells me where they are by giving me an Alert! You may or may not want to get involved in competition, but your dog will love to play this game with you. This sport is for almost anyone and any dog! Handlers with mobility issues who may not be able to run their dog in more active sports can handle this one with relative ease. Dogs with mobility, hearing, and sight issues have no problems using their nose to find the target odors. This is a great activity for those active dogs who may be on rest from an injury, or any dog that may need a ‘rainy day’ activity or dogs that need more mental stimulation by problem solving.
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