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Nosework FAQs

Nose work, scent work, scent detection, sport detection…..

…..It doesn’t matter what you call it – it’s a sport for pet dogs, based on real life bomb, drug or contraband detection.

Every Dog Needs A Job

Dogs are not just soulful eyes, stomachs and fur....they've got brains too! Every dog needs a job and dog sports are a great way to employ your dog and his/her mind.

3 Simple Fixes for Food Training Gone Wrong


I love using food in training. Close up or at a distance, it’s dead easy to deliver as a reward and dogs generally love it and want to work for it.  Some dogs will do cartwheels for cheerios (can anyone say “Labrador Retriever”)?  Food can be used not only as the perfect reinforcement  for good behaviour, but it can also be used as a lure. Luring with food, i.e. getting a dog to target a food treat with his nose, can be used to elicit an amazing array of behaviours.

Fifteen years ago I had to spend a lot of time defending the use of food in training: about half of my clients needed some convincing. Now, most people are on board with it - and the dogs are thankful!

So what’s the problem?

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