Nose Work, Mooresville, NCThe Scent-Detection Sport
We offer nose work programs that encourage your dog’s sense of smell in Mooresville.Every dog sees with their nose first. That’s why it seems like they can find anything dead or smelly before it even crosses your mind! At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we believe dogs should have the opportunity to use their noses as they were intended, so we offer nose work programs that encourage your dog’s sense of smell in Mooresville, North Carolina. There are a few different reasons your dog may enjoy nose work at our training facility.
- For Work – Whether your canine is a working dog that sniffs out drugs or saves lives in the line of duty, it is important to emphasize nose work early on in their training career. If you have a specific breed that is well-suited for nose work as their line of work, we’ll be happy to assist you in achieving this goal.
- For Play – Many types of hounds and other breeds love to use their noses just for fun! You can challenge your dog to find hidden scents and give them a “job” when you are around the house. You’ll love watching your dog sniff out the answer, and he or she will love the game.
Nose work is a recreational form of the long standing use of dogs as scent detectives. Dogs learn how to identify and search for specific odors and to find the source. Training begins with treats and other “reward” based odors. Your dog will quickly develop a keenness for the hunt and can be trained to search for almost anything, including drugs, chemicals, people, insects, mold, or even disease.