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Posted by Jean McCord on June 27, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Does your dog have a nose for Nose Work?

The simple answer is YES!

Dogs' keenest sense is that of smell. They live in a world of scent that is beyond our imagination.  From birth, dogs use the sense of smell to explore and process the environment.  Nose Work classes offer dogs the opportunity to use this most natural means of exploration to find bits of food or very special toys hidden amongst a collection of boxes. The process is similar to that used with detection dogs; but while detection work demands just the right kind of dog and handler, ANY DOG can participate in Nose Work. Because dogs work singly and are crated when not working, this activity is perfect for dogs who are reactive or shy when in a group setting. Classes are managed in such a way that participants' focus can be fully on the work at hand...or should I say, the work at nose?

Classes are held Sundays at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Registration is through Dogs! Learning Center; links are on the home page.

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