The Core Courses of Nose Work


The next Core Courses will start in March 2018 in Port Orchard, Vashon and Bainbridge.

This Sign Up is for Bainbridge students


Bainbridge Island Grange

10340 Madison Ave NE

Start at the beginning for beginners, let's have a solid foundation with Nose Work.

Intro to Nose Work:  for people that are New to Nose Work, no prior training of any kind needed.  Puppies should have their 2nd vaccine and 12 weeks old.  Older dogs are better at this than you think.  "why waste energy?  I'll go straight to it"  Handlers should be at least 12 years old and willing to take instruction.  Wheelchair accessible.  Restrooms inside the training center.

Intro to Odor:  prerequisite Intro to Nose Work.  Your dog could search on "primary" (food) forever.  Why change to odor?  well... b/c the people like it, b/c that's the only way we can compete, b/c it defines accomplishment.  We spend 6-7 weeks on BIRCH.  Paired with Birch in containers, exteriors, interiors, vehicles.   The dog team have a change to be are 'tested' (still for fun) at the end of the course with a 'mock trial.'

Continuing Odor:  prerequisite Intro to Odor.  Why?  now we start building what we know about elements, our dog's COB, Odor Obedience w/ BIRCH, the Handler understanding what the dog is doing, now we add ANISE & CLOVE in this next course.

wha-la!  That's the basics. 

What's next?   Enjoy Nose Work?  wanna just keep getting better?  Ya ready to get your odor ORTs?  Each dog team is a little different.  We work at making all of the elements as strong as the next across the board.  That's the goal.  But it takes practice. 

We have options:  

* After the core classes, the dog teams are ready to continue with the Advanced Continuing Class (which is drop in flexible with your schedule on Wednesdays). 

* AKC Scent Work and some teams trial in several venues (NACSW, AKC, UKC, SDDS, etc.)  

* We offer Online Video Submission.  Click on the tab above.  Register your dog and yourself as a working team.  I will send you a month worth of Video Submission suggestions so your searches are clear to your dog, yourself, and what your goal was for the video you are submitting.

Ongoing Options:  Workshops on the Elements, Guest Sr. Trainers, we host ORTs, hoping to soon host a specialty trial and/or NACSW NW1-etc. 








Date: 03/04/2019 (Mon.)

Location: Bainbridge Grange

Created by:   Paula S. Wilson, CNWI
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Time (PST) Available Slot
12:00am - 1:00pm  

Intro to Nose Work (6)

new to nose work

4 of 6 slots filled
Hal Everett
Carolyn Morrison
Olive, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Sheila Nelson
Clara English Cocker Spaniel
Dayle Houk
10:30am - 11:30am  

Intro to Nose Work (6)

new to nose work

All slots filled
Erin Smith
P/B PM unless AM on Mondays
Britta Roper (2)
Macho and Coqueta, Spanish water dogs
Michelle Mudrock
Onski, Lagotto Romagnolo
Sheila Nelson
Casey English Cocker Spaniel
Shelley White
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