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 2022 Class Schedule

Nosework classes in Victoria BC are live & in-person with social distancing rules in place. As of April 8th, 2022, vaccination records are not a requirement to attend class. Masks are optional.


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. 

Saturday June 18


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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.

$225 (incl. GST) for 6 weeks. Price includes odor kit & access to your classroom’s Facebook group, digital homework library and training videos.

Registration for the May/June session will open to the public Saturday April 16th.  

***Vaccine passports are no longer required for classes***


Mondays @ 6:30pm

Starting May 2, 2022

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Fridays @ 5:30pm

Starting June 3, 2022



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

$199 for 6 weeks (incl. GST & a nosework surprise package!)

Saturdays @ 9am

Starting May 7, 2022


Saturdays @ 4:30m

Starting May 7, 2022



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


Classes will resume  April 29 & 30, 2022.

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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 when you are at the Started level
Nosework dog alerts on source during exterior search  in Victoria BC