High Octane Nose Work
Welcome to High Octane's Nose Work Group Classes. We offer a wide range of classes for all levels from beginner to advanced. Our team of experienced instructors is passionate about helping you and your canine teammate have fun, develop confidence and reach your goals.
With our unique and specialized approach to each handler/dog team, you and your furry companion will be able to reach your desired nose work performance level in no time
K9 Nose Work 1
Canine Nose Work is an activity where your dog uses its natural sniffing talent to find a determined target odor. In this course we will introduce the concept of searching using a primary (food or toy) source. The goals of this class are to develop the dog’s confidence and focus in searching while building handler observation skills and timing. This class begins with the dog searching for their favorite food or toy to build their independent searching ability and to sharpen the handler’s skills in observation, timing, and leash handling.
K9 Nose Work 2
Progression class for those who have taken the K9 Nose Work 1 class (or a similar class at another location). This class continues to build on the dog’s foundation skills set for searching for a primary source (food or toy) with the searching criteria and environments growing more complex. Vehicle, exterior (outdoor), and elevated searches among other topics will be covered in this class.
K9 Nose Work 3
Progression class for those who have attended K9 Nose Work 1 and 2 (or similar classes at another location). This class introduces the first target odor, Birch Odor, used in Canine Nose Work. The concept of pairing (placing the primary source used in the prior classes with the Birch Odor) is introduced which serves to help condition the dog to the odor and to help develop good sourcing through the process of self-rewarding.
K9 Nose Work 4
This class introduces the other target odors of Anise and Clove. The class is for those dogs who are proficient on the Birch target odor or for those teams who want a refresher on the Anise and Clove Target Odors. While introducing these 2 target odors, the teams will continue to build skills for searching and observing.
K9 Nose Work 5
Open class for teams who are proficient working Birch, Anise, and Clove target odors. Dogs will work various sizes and types of search areas to expand their skills needed for Odor Recognition Tests and/or NW1 or Novice level competition.
K9 Nose Work 6
Open class for teams who are proficient working Birch, Anise, and Clove target odors. Dogs will work in various sizes and types of search areas to expand their skills needed for NW2 & NW3 or Advanced/Excellent competition levels.