K9 Nose Work Classes

Intro to K9 Nose Work® Class

Can your dog find a crumb on the floor or a treat in your pocket? This is a class for you. K9 Nose Work® is a game and sport designed for dogs which provides an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities. This class offers great mental and physical exercise, builds the dog’s confidence and helps nervous dogs feel more comfortable. Dogs learn to problem solve and work independently. All dogs go home happy and tired. Foundation class for scent work competition in NACSW, AKC, PSD, UKC and other venues. A no pressure, all fun class – relax and let your dog do the work.

Class Details

  • Cost: $125

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max 

  • Class Length: 1 hour classes for 4 weeks

Starting Wednesday, September 28 

  • Class Time: 7:45-8:45 pm meets 9/28, 10/5, 19, 26 

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Starting Sunday, January 8

  • Class Time: 2:30-3:30 pm meets 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 2/5

  • Instructor: Cheri Moore, PNWI


Continuing K9 Nose Work® Class


This class is designed for the continuing student who wants to encourage their dogs natural hunting/scenting abilities. We will focus on fun search games which allow your dog to hone his/her natural drive to locate the scent. We will also work on all four elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers – needed for competition.

Class Details

  • Cost: $125

  • Class Size: 6 - 7 dogs

  • Class Length: 1 hour classes for 4 weeks

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Upcoming Class Schedule
meets 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 2/5

  • TBD 2:30-3:30 pm

  • January 8  4-5 pm 

    • Instructor: Cheri Moore, PNWI

Mondays meets 1/9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor: Debbie Crews, CNWI

  • January 9  3:00-4:00 pm​

  • January 9  4:00-5:00 pm 


  • November 1 5:00-6:00 pm FULL

Wednesdays meets 11/2, 9, 16, 30

  • November 2 4:00-5:00 pm FULL

  • November 2 5:15-6:15 pm 

  • November 2 6:30-7:30 pm FULL

  • November 2 7:45-8:45 pm FULL

Thursdays meets 11/10, 17, 12/1, 8

  • November 10 6:30-7:30 pm FULL

  • November 10 7:45-8:45 pm

Fridays meets TBD

  • TBD  7:00-8:00 pm

    • Instructor: Caroline Currie


ORT Prep Class

Dogs will practice finding odor in closed ORT boxes. All odors – birch, anise and clove will be used in class. ORT strategies will be discussed and what to expect on-site at the ORT.

Class Details

  • December 4 Sunday

  • Time TBD

  • Cost: $50

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max 

  • Class Length: 2 hour single class

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Next Class: Sunday, TBD from pm


Intro to Odor K9 Nose Work® Workshop

Dogs will be introduced to birch odor. They will hunt for this odor paired with food or toy reward. Prerequisite Intro to K9 Nose Work and Continuing K9 Nose Work.

Workshop Details

  • Cost: $60

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max 

  • Workshop Length: 2 hours and 15-minutes

  • Instructor: Nancy Osborne, CNWI

Next Workshop: None currently scheduled


Advanced K9 Nose Work® Class

This class will advance handling skills and techniques for dogs searching for a target odor. Students will also learn to read their dogs body language.

Class is available for advanced students. For more information please contact instructor, Nancy Osborne, CNWI