The Spring I session is coming to a close, and my students in K9 Nose Work have been doing an unbelievable job. Every time their dogs do a search, they become more confident and happier. Nose Work is so beneficial for dogs. It is extremely therapeutic for dogs to be allowed to sniff and hunt for scent.
I will no longer be teaching Nose Work for AnimalSense after this session, but scent work will continue here with the Getting Nosey classes. If your dog has never done a class like this, let him or her experience the fun. Your dog will thank you for it.
I am sharing some videos of both my beginning and advanced students doing Nose Work. Enjoy!
Beginner: The following videos are from the night that we did elevated hides for the first time.
Heather: very tentative about searching when she started, now much more confident.
Nola: very enthusiastic searcher
Continuing class: These dogs are more advanced and doing more difficult searches. They are now all searching for the scent Birch.
Gina: some of these boxes have a food distraction in them. Only one box has the target odor in it. This is her first session doing odor and she is doing great!
Scruffy: This is 13 year old Scruffy. Here he is doing a very difficult hide which is hanging in midair. Scruffy proves your dog is never too old to learn new things.
Po: Po is anxious about boxes. In this hide, he faces his fear and nails it!
Ella: Ella is 11 years old. She has really bloomed in Nose Work. She is definitely happier and less anxious. In this video she is doing a very difficult elevated hide.
Congratulations to all of these students and keep up the great work!