K9 NOSE WORK CLASSES:
6 weeks $150.00 Instructor: Martha Windisch 
Classes are designed to accomodate new and returning students
Mondays: 5:15-6:15pm
Current Class Dates: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21
New Semester: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2
Introduction and continuing Students Email Martha to reserve a slot:mwindisch2@verizon.net
What is K9 Nose Work?
K9 Nose Work is a new, exciting, detection-style sport that develops dogs’ natural scenting 
abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food and exercise. K9 
Nose Work was developed in California by Amy Herot, Jill Marie O’Brien and Ron Gaunt.  The 
founders have experience in training detection dogs for narcotics and explosives. To find 
more about K9 Nose Work visit www.k9nosework.com


Where can my dog learn and practice K9 Nose Work?
The sport of K9 Nose Work includes fun nose work classes that are spreading from California 
to other parts of the country including the east coast.  Introduction to K9 Nose Work classes are currently being offered at Pinelands Dog Training Center.
Why get involved in K9 Nose Work and are there K9 Nose Work titles?

K9 Nose Work is a great sport for your dog because it requires no prior training or skills and 
is relatively easy to teach your dog, only requires mild physical demands on you and your 
dog, gives your dog tons of mental stimulation, is suitable for both confident and timid dogs 
as well as high-energy and low-energy dogs and can be practiced at home and in urban 
settings.  Some get involved with K9 Nose Work just for the fun of it and others like the fun, 
but also are interested in competition and earning titles.  
If you are interested in finding out about the requirements for K9 Nose Work competitions 
and titling visit the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) at www.nacsw.net.  
The NACSW is the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of K9 Nose Work.
What type of dogs would like and/or benefit from K9 Nose Work?
K9 Nose Work is great for extremely high drive dogs as a way to use up some of their excess 
energy.  K9 Nose Work is also good for dogs that need some encouragement to investigate 
using their noses; nose work classes can be a great confidence-builder for these dogs.  
Because dogs get to work one at a time, dogs that are shy or fearful, unfocused or 
unmotivated, or reactive with other dogs are able to participate.  


How do you train a dog for K9 Nose Work?
Teaching nose work to dogs begins with a hide-n-seek game involving cardboard boxes and 
treats.   Both dogs and their owners love nose work because it allows a dog to use his or her 
natural hunting instinct – it lets the dog be a dog and it lets the handler learn about scent 
from the dog.  Co-founder Ron Gaunt emphasizes, “We don’t teach the dogs anything about 
nose work, we’re just the tour guides.”   
As training for K9 Nose Work advances, dogs get to use their remarkable scenting abilities to 
find the level 1 odor of birch, then the level 2 odor of anise, and finally the level 3 odor of 
clove.   First, the dogs learn to seek the scent in cardboard boxes and then they move on to 
interior searches, exterior searches and vehicle searches.  The scent-searching game also 
involves it being hidden at various heights.