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.

Nose Work: Every Dog Can Do It!

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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. Our motto is “Every Dog Can Do It.”  No matter the age or limitation every dog can participate in Nose work.  All they need is a nose!

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?

Every dog has a nose—why not give your dog a chance to show you how amazing their sniffer really is?

Upcoming Events

ORT October 2023

October 21, 2023

Agile Paws Dog Sports is hosting an NACSW™ ORT on Saturday, October 21, 2023 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

The premium is available here.

Entries Open: September 11, 2023 at 9am
Enter here once entries are open.

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January 2024 Trial

January 14-15, 2024

Agile Paws Dog Sports is planning an NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® trial on Sunday & Monday, January 14-15, 2024 in Chino. Levels: TBD.

The premium is available here.

Entries Open: TBD.

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Photo by: Annick @ Nosework Addict