Fun with nose work

 Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt.  This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.  It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and to find out just how good is your dog's nose. 


Class Prerequisites: Nose works is for all types of dogs.  There are no prerequisites for the Beginners course.  You must complete Beginners to move to Advanced.



If you've never seen nose work in action before, below is a video of Patti, the owner of For Pet's Sake and her dog Kirby doing a practice session of nose work!

Cost of course: $170 for 8 week course*, $200 for Reactive specialty course.

*Cost goes down to $110 after going through 2 sessions.


What to bring to class:

  • HIGH VALUE toys or treats (bring a selection of different things, sometimes your usual reward isn't high enough value for nose work).

    • We've found some of the following to be very motivating: Tuna, sardines, salmon, blue cheese, ham hocks, sausages, meatballs, liverwurst and hot dogs.

  • A small container or bait baig to put the food in (no plastic baggies)


PLEASE do not feed your dog before class, or feed a reduced meal so your dog is hungry and motivated!  And if you have a high energy dog, please don't burn them out with a long hike or play session before the class, we want them to come to work!


Class Requirements:


  • All dogs must be current on distemper, bordetella and rabies vaccinations and parasite free to attend sessions. Please bring proof of vaccination to first class.


How to register for classes:


  • To sign up for a course, call our office at 262-363-4529. Then print out a registration form and send it in with payment to guarantee your spot in the course. Click here for a registration information.

Each student will receive:

  • 3 boxes

  • A tin

  • Odor




Main location
828 Perkins Dr.

November 29, Monday (Class is Full)

    5:30pm Beginners/Intermediate

December 2, Thursday

          9:45am Intermediate   

11:00am Advanced

12:15pm Advanced

December 20, Monday

5:30pm Intermediate/Advanced

January 5, Wednesday 

11:00am Beginners

January 7, Friday (Class is Full)

7:15pm Reactive Dog