Thanks for stopping by! Agile Paws Dog Sports specializes in K9 Nose Work®. Agile Paws provides quality nose work classes and exceptional Nose Work trials. If you are not familiar with the fast growing sport of Nose Work, you owe it to your dog to find out more! Your dog will thank you.
What is Nose Work?
Nose Work is a fun sport for our companion dogs based on the law enforcement detection dog training. Three professional detection dog handlers modified the training used for their dogs and introduced it to their friends’ dogs. It was a hit and from those humble beginnings NACSW™ and the sport of K9 Nose Work® has grown. In 2009 there were 4 NACSW™ events. In 2016 there were 140 events and every year there are more trials and more dogs and their handlers learning the sport. Even if you have no intention in competing, it’s an enjoyable activity for you to share with your dog. And if you are interested in challenges, you can always test you and your dogs skills in trials.
Some of the great things about K9 Nose Work®
Any dog can play:
- Young or old
- High energy wild child to older couch potato
- Shy, fearful, overly exuberant or dog reactive
- Blind, deaf or 3-legged
Some of the benefits:
- No prior experience or training is required
- It’s great exercise, both mental and physical
- Engage your dog mentally and physically with games & puzzles
- Builds confidence
- Enhances the bond with your dog
- Allows us to peer into the dog’s world
- Learn new observational skills
- Can be done anywhere and doesn’t require a lot of equipment
- The dogs love it!
Why not give it a try?
June 15, 2019
Agile Paws Dog Sports is planning an NACSW™ Odor Recognition Test on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
The premium is available here.
Entries will open May 1, 2019
November 29-30, 2019
Agile Paws Dog Sports is planning an NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® trial on Friday & Saturday, November 29-30, 2019. Levels TBD.
December 27-28, 2019
Agile Paws Dog Sports is planning an NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® trial on Friday & Saturday, December 27-28, 2019. Tentatively an Elite and Interior & Container EST’s.
April 27-28, 2019
Agile Paws Dog Sports is planning an NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® trial on Saturday & Sunday, April 27-28, 2019. It will be an NW1/NW2.
The premium is available.
Entries will open on March 6, 2019.
Good luck to those entering! Remember, it takes a village to put on a successful event. Please consider volunteering. If not for this trial or for Agile Paws, at least for another host. Please give back to the sport so we all get a chance to play.