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.

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

October 2021 ORT

October 23, 2021

Agile Paws Dog Sports is hosting an NACSW™ ORT on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Claremont, CA.

NOTE: All competitors, guests and volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required with registration.

The premium is available here.

Entries Open: September 29th.

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Photo by Cate Bramble

Cancelled–October 2021 Trial

October 23-24, 2021

NOTE: This trial has been cancelled. Will try to reschedule ASAP, but may be different levels.

Agile Paws Dog Sports is planning an NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® trial on Saturday & Sunday, October 23-24, 2021. Levels: NW2/Elite.

The premium will be available soon.

Entries Open: September 16th.

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Photo by: Annick @ Nosework Addict