Nose Work

Without a doubt, your dog will love the super fun sport of Nose Work! As explained by the National Association of Canine Scent Work, "K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity that virtually all dogs and their people can enjoy. It 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. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, the game expands to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. Advanced K9 Nose Work focuses on increasing your dog's scent discrimination skills, adding special target odors to the search, and much more!"

At AnnaBelle's, our nose work classes are taught by Dawn Archer Pizzoferrato, ABCDT and Angie Falcsik, CNWI.

Nose Work is great for all dogs, regardless of size, age, temperament, breed, or physical ability!

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Does your dog need to burn off some excess energy? Does he lack confidence or need an outlet to fulfill his natural dogginess? Well then this class is for you! Handlers take a back seat and the dogs rule with this fun new sport that encourages your dog's SEEKING emotion. Dawn, an experienced Nose Work Instructor, will guide you through introducing your dog to this fun, new urban dog sport. This is NOT a socialization class. Reactive dogs are welcome. Come join the fun! Just bring your dog's absolutely favorite food/treat (bacon, cheese or roast chicken may be in order here). Class size is limited.

Tuesdays 6-7 pm. Six weeks: 8/8-9/12

Price: $120.00
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In this class, Angie, a Certified Nose Work Instructor® (CNWI) through the National Association of Canine Scent Work, will teach the initial foundation skills to enable your dog to discover and enhance  their natural hunt drive, have fun, play, and build their curiosity and confidence. You and your dog will strengthen your bond utilizing their natural desire to hunt while having fun & burning energy, both mentally and physically. The primary goal is fun! Where dogs get to be dogs. Dogs work independently of each other and with their team handler. This class is for any type of dog, regardless of breed, size or temperament, and is great for dogs that are shy or reactive around other dogs and/or people, dogs with social or situational anxiety preventing them from joining typical training classes, dogs with hearing or sight impairments, or even those who are retired working dogs in need of a "job" to keep them busy and happy. Bring a hungry dog and lots of soft, easy to swallow treats and/or toys. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED!

Drop in option for students who have already completed this class. $20 per drop in, space permitting. Contact angie@coolcitydogs.com for availability and select "single drop in" on checkout.

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am. Six weeks: 8/5-9/30* *no class 8/12, 8/26, 9/23

Price: $120.00
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Advanced K9 Nose Work® continues the foundational concepts learned in Intro to K9 Nose Work® and takes the game to a new and more fun level, increasing dogs' natural scenting abilities and their desire to hunt by increasing the intricacy of the game. It uses problem solving techniques and games by raising the height of the "hide" (treat) and teaching the dogs to hunt with distractions and in new locations. The primary goal is fun! Where dogs get to be dogs. Dogs work independently of each other and with their team handler. Bring lots of treats and toys. Locations may be offsite. Completion of Intro to K9 Nose Work® required. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED!

Drop in option for students who have already completed this class. $20 per drop in, space permitting. Contact angie@coolcitydogs.com for availability and select "single drop in" on checkout.

Sundays: 9-10 am. Six weeks: 8/6-9/24* *no class 8/13, 8/27

Price: $120.00
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In Continuing Odor II dogs and their handlers will be getting ready for trial by applying what they learned in Continuing Odor I and Vehicles & Exteriors. Dogs will do exterior searches, multiple vehicle searches, interior searches, and containers in order to prepare them for competition. Dogs will learn how to search a room more efficiently, work thresholds and corner hides, learn how odor moves with multiple vehicles as well as the challenges of exterior searches.  More detailed competition procedures will be discussed for those who wish to compete in this amazing new urban sport! Completion of Continuing Odor I and Vehicle & Exteriors required.

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am, Six weeks: 8/6-9/24* *no class 8/13, 8/27

Price: $120.00
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