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What is nosework?

Nosework is a relatively new dog sport, which is loosely based on what professional detection dogs do. A single dog and handler work together. The dog must locate the hidden target odor and alert the handler. The handler rewards the dog with something that dog values, such as a tasty treat or a special toy. Nosework is a rapidly growing sport because any dog can do it – tall or small, young or old, shy or aggressive, blind, deaf, or partially paralyzed. If your dog has a nose, he can do nosework!

Why Nosework?

  • Builds confidence
  • Promotes bonding
  • Mentally and physically stimulating
  • Fun for both dogs and humans
  • All dogs can do it
  • Reinvigorate older dogs
  • Focus energetic dogs
  • Positive experiences for everyone

Why Train at The Dog’s PACE?

Trainers Who Have Done It All

Trainers Who Have Done It All

  • Competed at all NACSW levels, including Summit
  • Multiple appearances at NACSW Nationals
  • All critical trial roles:  Certifying Official, Host, Volunteer Coordinator

Thoughtfully Crafted Curriculum

Thoughtfully Crafted Curriculum

  • Clear objective for each class or lesson
  • Regular evaluations
  • Homework, when beneficial
  • Q&A to end each class or lesson

Positive Training for Positive Results

Positive Training for Positive Results

  • No negative reinforcement, ever
  • Each dog works for what she values

Community
Atmosphere

Community
Atmosphere

  • Every person and every dog is welcome, regardless of background or pedigree
  • No cliques, no judgment
  • Just dog lovers

PACE Training Options

PACE Dogs In Action

Redbud, NW1 Exterior Search - Spencer, MA 2016Michele and Harley exit a successful searchLexi, NW3 Container Search - 2018Tank, Team Games Mystery Search - Rutland, MA 2018Darwin finds a chair hideOdin finds a Vehicle HideIndie works an exterior searchHarley finds a container hideKim, Meghan & Tish - NW3 Trial, 2018Waylon finds a hide in a bagHemi finds a vehilce HideHanna performs an exterior searchTio searches containers in class at PACELexi, NW3 Exterior Search - Hawley, PA 2018Charlie tries to pinpoint a hide on a large truckStormy searches vehicles during an Intensive Class at PACEMichele and AppleSuzy and Lexi take a break during a group classMojo finds a hitch hide during the Vehilce Intesive, 2018Cheryl and Otto perform an exterior searchChaser on the hunt for odorSteeler performs an exterior searchSadie finds a hide under the poirchMichele releases Chaser into a searchMichele & Harley, NW3Team Mohawk & Pinhead - PACE Team Games, Fall 2018Michele & Hemi - 2017 Nationals, Springfield, MA