What is K9 Nose Work®?
K9 Nose Work® is an activity and competition sport that any dog with a nose, and any handler with reasonable mobility, can enjoy.
The training is similar to that of real, working detection dogs, but is designed for pet dogs and their handlers.
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The mental work of figuring out scent puzzles is beneficial for old dogs, helping to keep their minds active.
Searches are done at the dog’s pace, so the activity is perfect for dogs with physical limitations.
Because searches are conducted one dog at a time, reactive dogs are able to focus and have fun.
The “hunt” becomes so important that even fearful or insecure dogs gain confidence and independence.
Although enjoyable, the searches can be quite tiring, and even young, high-energy dogs usually like a good nap afterwards!