Nosework Classes

Made for dogs. Fun for people.

In-person, limited attendance classes available. Scroll down to find nosework classes in Victoria BC.


Why do Nosework? Nosework is:

  • A perfect mental stimulation activity – that will tire even the most energetic dog
  • A confidence builder for shy and fearful dogs
  • A safe outlet for reactive dogs
  • Totally natural and…
  • Unbelievably fun (for dogs and people)

The wonderful thing about nosework is that really almost any dog can do it. I would recommend it to anyone but, it is really a terrific confidence builder for dogs, and so much fun for people.

Allison & Joni

Get into a nosework class in Victoria BC

Spring 2021 Class Schedule

Nosework classes in Victoria BC are live & in-person again! With new class size limits, cleaning procedures & social distancing rules in place. Masks are required in all classes, while indoors.


Clever Canine is open and helping dog lovers train their dogs!

See the protocol for keeping you safe while training

Beginner Nosework Workshop

Not sure about the sport of nosework? Discover how fabulous it is in one easy seminar-style class.

$55 (incl. GST) for 2 hours of instruction. 

Next dates to be announced

June 2021



Friday, March 5 @ 6:30pm

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April 18, 6:30pm

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Introduction to Odor

Introduce target odors and get your dog hunting! In 6 weeks your dog will learn 3 odors, and be able to search containers and interior spaces.

$199 (incl. GST) for 6 weeks. Price includes odor kit & access to your classroom’s Facebook group.

Registration for the spring session will open in late March, 2021.

Before then, you must have applied and be on the waitlist.


Sundays @ 4pm

Starting May 9, 2021

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Sundays @ 5:30pm

Starting May 9, 2021

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Fridays @ 5pm

Starting April 16

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Fridays @ 6:30pm

Starting April 16

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Close-up of a dog's nose

Introduction to the Elements

Containers, Interiors, Exteriors and Vehicles – and now your pet dog is looking like the detection dog you’ve dreamed of!

Prerequisite Intro to Odor with Clever Canine

$165 for 6 weeks (incl. GST & a nosework surprise package!)

Saturdays @ 4pm & 5:30pm

Starting April 17, 2021


Sunday @ 9am & 10:30am

Starting May 30, 2021


Close-up of a dog's nose

Introduction to Advanced Concepts

And now we train those sexy skills that are so exciting to watch – elevations, multiple hides, converging odors, distractions, indoors and out. If you’re serious about trialing in the sport, this is the class.

(Prerequisite Intro to the Elements with Clever Canine)

$155 (incl GST) for 4 classes & 2 drop-ins around town

Coming Soon

Addicted yet?

Become a Clever Canine nosework student and become part of a community. You’ll receive:

  • Discounts on classes when starting your second (or third, or fourth!) dog
  • Priority registration for any nosework class
  • access to our exclusive “Nosework Alumni” Facebook group
  • access to your private, members only, class Facebook group
  • access to Clever Canine’s Advanced drop-in sessions
  • Priority attendance to nosework events hosted by Clever Canine
  • Priority entry into nosework trials hosted by Clever Canine
Nosework dog alerts on source during exterior search  in Victoria BC