Nosework is for Everyone!


Nosework is a great activity to try for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is that it’ll give you a fascinating window into your dog’s world of smell! In addition, while nosework activities are great for busy energetic dogs, the activities can also be great for dogs on crate rest, or for aging dogs who still need mental stimulation but have some physical limitations.

At Learning to Dog, our 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!

What will you learn in class? In a nutshell, your dog will learn to seek out odors that are hidden in various environments — it’s similar to the kind of training that search and rescue dogs do.

You do not need to have any special skills or equipment to get started. 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!

Please read more about this sport here! Feel free to contact us if you have questions!





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

This is a 6 week class. Each class is approximately 75 minutes.


For dogs 4 months and older. There are no prerequisites!

When and Where?

Class begins January 18th at 6:30pm. Classes are held at 902 Cleveland Street, just outside of Downtown Durham.

Providing professional force-free, positive reinforcement training, including puppy preschool, 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).