(Please read all of the information below and CALL the instructor Stacy at 720-212-1899 to discuss and determine fit before registering. Thanks!)

If class is full, email to get on the interest list for future classes. If your dog is already active in nose work, there are also spots available in continuing K9 Nose Work classes.

  • Cost: $210
  • Location: Blue Springs n Katydid (Englewood, CO)
  • Start Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022 (6 weekly sessions)
  • Class Date/Time: Sundays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.


Nose work is great fun for your dog and provides wonderful enrichment. It’s perfect for just about any dog – young, old, fast, slow, rambunctious or shy, hearing or deaf dogs, visually impaired dogs, and even dog-reactive dogs. Intro to Nose Work consists of two, 6-week classes. This fun class will introduce your dog to to nose work, build drive and enthusiasm, develop key skills, introduce them to the key search elements (interiors, exteriors, vehicles, containers), and introduce the dogs to odor. It will also teach handlers good dog observations skills.

Taught by a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI), these classes will use the proven methodologies developed by the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW), the developers and leaders of this exciting sport.  Your dogs will love the reward-based activity, as well as the opportunity to do what comes naturally to them, be the leaders of the searches, solve problems, and develop organically at their own pace. Your dogs will build the critical foundations skills needed to thrive doing nose work for fun and enrichment or for competition.

After you and your dog complete Intro to K9 Nose Work, you will move to Intro to Vehichles/Exteriors/Odor. After that second intro class is over, the world opens up and we move on to strengthening dogs on odor, building more complex odor problems and building handler skills.

If you have any questions, email Stacy at


Nose Work is a fabulous activity and sport designed for anyone and any dog. Nose Work builds on your dog’s natural ability to smell and hunt, and builds drive to search for food and odors. You and your dog can play for fun or compete in sport trials. It provides mental exercise for your dog, builds confidence for shy or fearful dogs, gives high energy dogs a workout without requiring the owner to be athletic (no running like in agility), helps dogs focus, helps the reactive dog participate in a classroom environment without the stress of other dogs in the room at the same time, and strengthens the relationship between you and your dog. It’s fun for you and your dog!


Any dog with a nose! Young dogs, old dogs, any breed, dogs with high energy, dogs with low energy, dogs with physical limitations, dogs with dog reactivity issues, fearful dogs, dogs with any level or lack of obedience. Get get the idea.


  • Dog must be at least 3 months old unless given permission by trainer first.
  • No prior training required for Intro to K9 Nose Work.
  • Dogs must be able to be calmly kenneled in a different room from owner and/or relax in the car away from owner.
  • Dog reactive dogs welcome! Only one dog allowed in the room at a time, so K9 Nose Work is popular with dog reactive dog owners. (Email trainer prior to registration if dog is human reactive to determine if class is a good fit.)