Nose Work | PAWS Chicago

Nose Work

Help Your Dog Fulfill His Natural Instincts

This is a great class for dogs who love to explore the world through their nose.

Does your pup love to smell everything as they explore the world? Nose work is a fun activity which teaches your pup to look for certain scents in different places. This class is a great extracurricular to help focus high energy pups, give nervous pups confidence and for training teams to bond learning together.

This class is a 4-week course intended to learn the foundations of nose work training and to provide a fun activity for you and your pup like solving puzzles together. Requirement: completion of at least one course at the PAWS Chicago Training Center.

Classes are limited to six dogs each. The small class size ensures an environment conducive to learning.

The Basics

  • Number of Classes: 4 weekly classes (Class will meet on the same day/time each week)
  • Length of Class: 1 hour
  • Class Structure: 1-hour training sessions with your dog
  • Age: All ages are welcome
  • Prerequisites: Completion of at least one course at the PAWS Chicago Training Center.
  • Price: $125

The following are required for participation

  1. Vaccination records: Copies of your dog’s age-appropriate distemper/parvo, rabies and Bordetella vaccinations must be brought to the first class.
  2. Two Different Leashes:
    1. A five- or six-foot leash (no retractable or chain leashes).
    2. A 15-foot cotton-web training leash.
  3. Collar/Harness: Martingale collar, buckle collar or training harness.
  4. Clicker: This training tool can be purchased online or at any pet supply store.
  5. Treat carrier: A bag, pouch, fanny pack, apron with pocket or deep pocket that provides easy access to treats.
  6. Treats: Lots of small, easy-to-chew, high-value treats. Cut up pieces of cheese or hot dogs are good choices, as are soft treats made specifically for training.
  • Please be on time.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and nonskid shoes. Flip flops, sandals and heels are not recommended.
  • Do not feed your puppy before class. A hungry puppy is more motivated to learn.
  • Give your dog time to relieve himself before class.

Start training your dog today!

Our goal is to help you properly care for, socialize and train your dog in a positive, non violent yet highly effective manner.