Nose Work is a relatively new dog sport inspired by scent detection trainers and their desire to create an activity that encourages dogs to use their innate hunting and scenting abilities. Whatever the age and ability of your dog, or you, nose work is an engaging and fun activity! Designed by the founders to be all-inclusive for both people and dogs: Nose work is a great activity for confidence building. Your dog will learn to build independence and develop problem-solving skills by using their amazing, expert nose. For you, the handler, no special training is required.
It is a low-impact sport. You can do nose work classes just for fun or to prepare for competition.

Introduction to K9NW Workshop

Cost: $40, Length: 1-hr

This 1-hr workshop is for those who are interested in learning about K9 Nose Work before joinging the full 6-week class. It can also be a great way to introduce your dog to the concept of nose work if you cannot commit to a 6 week class.


Sunday 8/13/2023 @ 12:00 PM
SouthPaws Doggie Daycare, Pembroke

Introduction to K9 Nose Work

Cost: $225, Length: 6 weeks

This class is your first step into the world of scent work and will showcase how your dog uses their incredible sense of smell to locate food hidden in a box. Nose Work will build confidence in your dog, while expending mental and physical energy too! This
is an opportunity for you to learn to read your dog’s body language and watch your dog have fun in this obedience-free zone! Working with boxes, builds the foundation that allows you and your dog to solve more complex search problems in the future.


Saturday 9/16/2023 @ 11:30 AM
SouthPaws Doggie Daycare, Pembroke

Agility Classes


Introduction to Agility

Cost: $145, Length: 3 weeks

Agility is a very popular dog sport in America. This session is geared towards introducing agility equipment to the handler with their dog, and introducing some of the basic skills needed in order to participate in agility. Agility equipment includes jumps/hurdles, tunnels, weave poles, and contact obstacles such as A-frame, dog walk, and teeter.

Upcoming Sessions:

Tuesday 9/12/2023 @ 7:00 PM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover

Course prerequisites: Dogs should have basic obedience skills on board including sit/stay, and come when called in a distracting environment. Dogs should complete Good Manners level II (or equivalent classes/training elsewhere) before joining agility.Dogs should be well-socialized and be able to work and focus in a group environment that includes other dogs and people in close proximity. Agility is a physically demanding sport, this class may not be safe for dogs whose growth plates haven’t closed. Because of this, your dog should be over 8 months of age.

Agility - Level 1

Cost: $225, Length: 5 weeks

This session is geared towards those who would like to have foundational agility skills with their dog. Basic agility handling skills will be taught as well as how to apply the handling skills to each of the obstacles. Courses will be set up for the handler to lead their dog through.Agility equipment includes jumps/hurdles, tunnels, weave poles, and contact obstacles such as A-frame, dog walk, and teeter.

Course prerequisites: Dogs must have completed the Introduction to Agility session and have instructor approval to continue on.