Nose Work Classes

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Intro To Nose Work

In this 6-week beginner nose work session, your dog will build confidence and motivation while learning searching skills for super yummy dog treats.   Cost $100 per session.  


  • September session ongoing.
  • Next session:  Wednesdays, starting on November 6, 2019 @ 6 pm and 7 pm


Email Sandra at pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the November class.

Intro To Odor

(Prerequisite:  Intro to Nose Work)  This 6-week session builds upon the searching skill learned in Intro to Nose Work.  Your dog will be introduced to the 3 foundation nose work odors, birch, anise and clove, which are essential oils.  Your dog's searching skills will continue to grow as they receive their super yummy treats for locating boxes with the specific odor.  Cost $100 per session.


  • September session ongoing.
  • Next session:  Mondays, starting on November 18, 2019 @ 7 pm  


Email Sandra at pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the November class.

Containers & More

(Prerequisite:  Intro to Odor)  Lots of fun happens in this 6-week session.  This combines your dog's searching skills and lots of new challenges containers to search through.  Focus will be given to your dog's indication and change of behavior as well.  Cost $100 per session.


  • September session ongoing.
  • Next session:  Wednesdays, starting on November 6, 2019 @ 8:10 pm.


Email Sandra at pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the November class.  

Intro to Interiors

(Prerequisite:  Passing an ORT or attending Containers & More)  Teaching your dog that odor can be in locations other than boxes and containers is the purpose of this class.  It is a foundation class on developing your dog's searching skills for the competition element of Interior Searches.  In this session, you'll see your dog's searching skills expand as each class has new challenges.  Cost $100 per session.


  • September session ongoing.
  • Next session:  Mondays, starting on November 18, 2019 @ 6 pm


Email Sandra at pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the November class.

NW1 & NW2 "Drop In" Classes

NW1 Drop In Classes for students who have previously taken the NW1 Preparation Class.  All dogs must be searching all four elements (containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicles) to participate in the drop in classes.  Classes will typically focus on two different elements and those elements will vary per class.  Cost is $20 per class.


  • 9 am `on Saturdays - October 26, November 9, November 23 and November 30


Email Sandra at pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com to reserve your class spot(s).



NW2 Drop In Classes is designed to prepare your dog for NW2 nose work trials:  working on inaccessible hides, high hides, converging odor, and multiple hides.  It will help advance your dog's searching skills and build handler confidence.  Cost will be $20 per class.  

(Prerequisite:  Earning NACSW NW1 title, AKC Advanced title or UKC Advanced title)

  • 9 am `on Saturdays - October 26, November 9, November 23 and November 30


Email Sandra at pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com to reserve your class spot(s).