K9 Nosework

Why Nosework?

Nosework is FUN, builds confidence, and provides essential mental stimulation for all dogs, whether they’re young energetic dogs or aging dogs with some physical limitations.

What will you learn in class?

Your dog will learn to seek out hidden odors and you will gain the skills to make searching fun — it’s similar to the kind of training that search and rescue dogs do.

You don’t need to have any special skills or equipment!

Your instructor will guide you through the steps, and we think you’ll see why this activity is so much fun for both dogs and people!

At Learning to Dog, nosework classes are taught by a certified instructor, Julie Rice, of Ascent Dog Training. What you learn in the introductory class will prepare you for more advanced classes and give you activities to do with your dog at home or anywhere you take your dog!

Read more about this sport here! Feel free to contact us if you have questions! marsha@learningtodog.com





Introduction to K9 Nosework© and Advanced K9 Nosework© with Julie Rice MT(ASCP), KPA-CTP, CNWI™,PCO™

These are 4 week classes. Each class is approximately 60 minutes and limited to 4 dogs.


For dogs 4 months and older.

There are no prerequisites for the Introduction to K9 Nosework© class class!

The advanced class requires completion of the Introduction to K9 Nosework© class or the instructor’s permission.

When and Where?

Introduction to K9 Nosework© – starts January 24th at 6:30pm

Advanced K9 Nosework© – starts January 24th at 5:15pm

Classes are held at 902 Cleveland Street, just outside of Downtown Durham.

Providing professional force-free, positive reinforcement training, including puppy school, private puppy training, puppy classes, dog training, canine good citizen, and more in Durham, and surrounding areas including Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Morrisville, Bahama, Northwest Raleigh. Our puppy classes are held in our training studio in central Durham (902 Cleveland Street).