K9 Nose Work

K9 Nosework classes 6 weeks taught by Jill Marie O'Brien. multi beginner levels intro to nosework and intro to odor … My Best Friend Obedience training in group and private sessions in Woodland Hills, West Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Chatsworth, North Hills, Northridge, Van Nuys, Porter Ranch, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Bell Canyon, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Topanga, Lake Balboa, Sunland, Sherman Oaks, Studio CIty, Bel Air, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Ventura, Port Hueneme, Moorpark. Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Castaic and Valencia

k9 Nose Work® Classes

The Continuing Odor with Jill is the only class in session now. The next series of classes are slated for 10/24. See more information about the classes below.

Introduction to K9 Nose Work® - Foundation Class (Start here)

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Prepare for a lifetime of fun with your dog and K9 Nose Work!

Some of the many benefits of K9 Nose Work are:

  • Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches

  • Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog

  • No prior training is required and no obedience is needed

  • In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest crated or safely in a vehicle between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity, too

  • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches

  • Stronger bond between dog & handler as handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon his dog

For Information on Nose Work you can look here http://www.k9nosework.com/about-us/what-k9-nose-work

6 weeks - $179

Instructor:  Jill Marie O'Brien - Founder of NACSW 

Start Date: We do not have any INTRO sessions scheduled at this time.

Please Contact Us to get on our Waining List for the next session start date

Introduction to Odor

(After a few levels of Intro to Nose work, start here)

Learn how to transition your dog from hunting for food, to hunting for a target odor. We will continue to build on the dog's love of hunting to incorporate “target” odors into the class experience. Through ongoing exposure to a variety of environmental conditions, further development of the dog's search intensity, hide placement and fun challenges we’ll prepare you and your dog for on-going fun and competition.

Working dogs must have completed Intro to Nose Work and/or been actively training for at least six weeks. Handlers must have completed Intro to Nose Work to participate with a dog. (if space allows we can add a 2nd dog attending with an experienced handler.)

Instructors:  Jill Marie O'Brien - Founder of NACSW

Start Date: We do not have any INTRO sessions scheduled at this time.

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Classes are usually held weekly same day/same time and the same location for the duration of the course.

Classes are listed by START DATE. Click on Class Title to register.

If you do not see a class listed above please Contact Us for future class schedules

Please Contact Us to get on our Waining List for the next session start date


Class start Date: 10/24/18

meets 10/24, 11/7&14, 12/5, 12 & 19

Cost: $179.00 for 6 weeks (once a week)

Location: Pampered Pet Hotel and Spa in Woodland Hills (Desoto and Victory)

Time: 8pm-9:15 PM
(it is ok to prepare crates at 7:45pm for your dogs)

Instructors:  Jill Marie O'Brien - Founder of NACSW