Nosework Classes

Made for dogs. Fun for people.

In-person classes available 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

Searching high and low for a nosework class?

Get on the waitlist!

You’ll get information about the sport of nosework AND a heads-up when registration opens up for the Winter 2024 session.

nosework classes in Victoria BC

Get into a nosework class in Victoria BC

Spring 2024 Class Registrations open in February!

For early-bird registration get on the waitlist!

Beginner Nosework Workshop

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

  • See if the structure of a nosework class suits you and your dog
  • See if your dog has the patience to wait in the car for their turn
  • See if your dog has the ‘gift of sniff’

2.5-3 hours of instruction (depending on the number of dogs registered and how much fun we’re having).

$89 (incl. GST) 

Dates in May  2024

To be determined






Saturday April 13, 2024


Sorry – FULL



Sunday April 14, 2024


Sorry – FULL






Janet was amazing with the dogs and her class was amazing. We learned so much and it is so great for the dogs. I can’t say enough great things about the class! Sign up for the wait list if you are interested – there is a reason her classes sell out. I waited 4 months to get my doggo in!

Tricia & Sandra Dee

Introduction to Odor

This class introduces the target odors required for trialing, and gets your dog hunting! In 7 weeks your dog will learn 3 odors, and be able to search containers and interior spaces.

$289 (incl. GST) for 7 weeks. Price includes odor kit & access to your classroom’s Facebook group, digital homework library and training videos.

Get on the waitlist for early-bird registration for Spring 2024. 

The last Intro to Odor class for the season will start near the end of May.

Stay tuned and get on the waitlist! 




Saturdays @ 9am 

Starting April 6, 2024

Sorry – FULL



Date in May TBA






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

$247 (incl. GST) for 5 weeks of class + 1 drop-in + a nosework surprise package!


Contact Janet if you didn’t introduce odor with Clever Canine.

Sundays @ 4:30pm

Starting April 7th, 2024 – sorry full


Fridays @ 5pm

Starting April 5th, 2024 – sorry full


Mondays 9:30am – starting May 27th

Fridays 9:30am – starting May 24th


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 (OR you are starting to trial and you’ve spoken with Janet about this class)


Classes will resume  May 2024






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 drop-in sessions
  • Priority attendance to nosework events hosted by Clever Canine
  • Priority entry into nosework trials hosted by Clever Canine when you are at the Started level
Nosework dog alerts on source during exterior search  in Victoria BC