Welcome to Mountain Nose Work. We specialize in canine nose work scent detection training for you and your dog.We are located in the Colorado Mountains in Eagle County offering nose work classes, workshops, Odor Recognition Tests (ORT’s), Mock Trials, competition Trials and Element Matches, all sanctioned by the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). We have certified K9 Nose Work® instructors who actively participate in the sport, stay abreast of current teaching methods and objectives and follow closely the practices and updated teaching trends of NACSW.
K9 Nose Work® allows us to develop an amazing bond with our canine companions and is suited to dogs of all ages, all breeds, all sizes and all characters. Whether young or old, fast or slow, shy or friendly, reactive or calm, rescue or raised from a pup, K9 Nose Work® builds the human canine bond beyond measure.
K9 Nose Work® is a great new sport for dogs! We all know that dogs have an amazing sense of smell. Couple that with their natural desire to hunt and you have K9 Nose Work®. This sport developed in 2006 by a team of professional trainers in Southern California working with certified detection dogs. Amy Herot, Jill Marie O'Brien, and Ron Gaunt saw in their dogs how gratifying searching was. These professionals were aware of how scent-related detection activity focused their dogs and created a sense of calm and confidence. Herot, O’Brien, and Gaunt realized that not every dog can handle the physical demands of SAR (search and rescue), drug/narcotics, or bomb detection, nor do all people want to work in that field. That said, they knew that all dogs can enjoy and benefit from searching and scenting work.K9 Nose Work® is perfect for any dog, all ages, fair-weather or foul-weather, firm or infirm. K9 Nose Work® is designed to encourage your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It is a wonderful means for letting your dog have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
K9 Nose Work® can remain an activity to play with your dog or, if you choose, you can move into the competitive side of the sport. Either way, you and your dog work together in the pursuit of specific scents derived from easy-to-acquire (and legal) materials. The odors can be hidden inside a building, outdoors, on a vehicle, or in one of several identical containers. In addition to regular K9 Nose Work® classes, we are offering Puppy Power Nose WorkTM and Golden Years Nose WorkTM classes.
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