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Nosework2022-02-13T08:57:25-05:00

Nosework Explained

Dogs have a fantastic sense of smell.

This combined with a natural desire to hunt makes Nosework an amazing opportunity to further your relationship with your dog.  Nosework is designed to develop and enhance your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt with their love of toys, food and exercise. It can be done anywhere – inside or outside – and is a wonderful sport for all ages of dogs. If your dog has a nose, this is a sport where he can excel.

Who can participate in Nosework Classes?

Nosework is truly a sport for all dogs!

Nosework classes are open to any dog who is over the age of 4 months. This sport is not restricted for either the dog or the handler – it is open to anyone regardless of physical ability or age. This is a great opportunity for dogs who are shy and need to build confidence as well as the aggressive dog since classes are designed where only one dog is working at a time. Nosework also benefits the senior citizen canine by maintaining an active mind with added physical fitness. This low-impact sport allows the dog to participate in a seek and find game that he always wins. The dogs are in charge of the game, and the humans play a supporting role by encouraging their companion and rewarding him for a job well done.

Who can participate in Nosework Classes?

Nosework is truly a sport for all dogs!

Nosework classes are open to any dog who is over the age of 4 months.

Our Classes

We offer five levels to support you in your Nosework journey.

⭐  Paws Plus Hall of Fame  ⭐


Paws Plus
Hall of Fame

Paws Plus is proud to introduce you to our students who have competed in and achieved titles at the highest levels of competition in National Association of Canine Scent Work™ (NACSW™).

NACSW™ Elite Champion Title Holders

To earn a NACSW™ Elite Championship (ELT CH) title, a dog and handler must earn 1000 points in Elite Trials.  Because of the difficulty in getting into an Elite trial, it can take years to achieve an Elite Champion Title.  Please join us in congratulating our current Elite Champion title holders. We have a couple more teams that are at least halfway to their Championship, and we wish them all the best.

NACSW™ Summit League Trial Title Holders

A NACSW™ Summit League Trial (SMT) title is earned by placing in the top 20% overall of competing teams at a Summit League Trial.  A dog must have earned his/her ELT CH title in order to participate in a Summit League trial.  Summit League trials are held over two days and consist of 3-5 searches per day with 6-10 searches total overall.  A team may achieve the SMT multiple times, and may opt to add the number of times the title has been achieved after the SMT designation (e.g. SMTx2).  Please join us in congratulating our current SMT title holders.

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