K9 Nose Work, also called nose work, scent detection, and search work, is a relatively new sport for pet dogs and their owners, Nose work encourages dogs to use their natural hunting drive and unique talent for picking up scents and locating the source. Nose work training teaches your dog to find scents.
In nose work competitions, there are four locations involved in searching: interiors, exteriors, containers, and vehicles. Nose work welcomes all breeds, ages, sizes and ability of dogs. This activity promotes confidence, develops joy in training and provides mental stimulation. The main elements of the sport are good sportsmanship and fun for the dogs and handler.