K9 Nose Work® 

Empower your dog with  K9 Nose Work ® 

Empower your dog and learn about the power of the canine nose

Suitable for all breeds, ages and abilities.

No previous experience required.

Benefits of K9 Nose work for your dog:

Provides mental stimulation for dogs of all ages.

Enhances independence and reduces some canine anxiety

Provides puppies with a safe outlet to use up lots of energy!

Offers senior dogs a chance to maintain and enhance their cognitive skills

Beneficial for dogs undergoing rehabilitation - providing gentle physical and mental exercise

Benefits of K9 Nosework for you:

A fun activity for all the family to enjoy.

Easy to set up and facilitate in your own home

Get to develop your own pet-detection dog!

Classes, fundays, workshops and private sessions available

Empower your dog - unleash the nose! 


If there are no appointments are available in the coming months please email your interest to jo@crazycanines.com.au

What is K9 Nose Work®?

K9 Nose Work® is suitable for virtually any dog regardless of any previous training or experience that you have  with your dog! Scenting and searching is one of the best ways to have fun with your dog. 

It is an activity that dogs can enjoy and we begin by getting them excited about searching and exploring for something they love - be it a treat or a toy hidden in boxes. Searches are held away from other dogs so that each dog can focus on the game without distractions. 

Nose work can help to build a dogs confidence.  Allowing them to learn to work through environmental challenges and sensitivities. Nose work can help your dog to learn to settle and  focus on a specific task providing mental stmulation and an outlet for energy.   As your dog becomes more confident the game can expand to explore in new areas, inside and outside and even search vehicles! 

Jo is a certified nose work instructor for the  NACSW    (National Association of Canine Scent work)

If you get hooked, want to learn more and want to part take in nose work as a competitive sport you can then move on to teaching your dog to find specific odours - such as Birch, Anise, Clove & Cypress  (These include the NACSW and ANKC competition odours). For teams already 'on odour' look at our skill building sessions and watch out for workshops and K9 Scent Seeker fundays where you can meet other people that enjoy the games with their dogs.

For information regarding trialling in Australia please contact your local ANKC representative at your dog club or through Dogs Victora.  For ACSW trialling click on the ACSW Link

K9 Nose Work® - Foundation Levels

Introduction to 

K9 Nose Work®

Level 1

6 week course

90 min class

Max 6 dogs


Each week you will begin to develop and enhance your dogs drive, confidence and  motivation to search and explore.

Training is focussed on having fun with your dog and topics within class may vary depending on the individual group requirements. 

You will see nervous dogs gain in confidence, boisterous dogs settle and become focussed and calm.

Dogs will be searching for favourite food and toys - depending on what motivates them most to search and explore.

Suitable for all ages, abilities and breeds.

Ideal for newly adopted and re-homed dogs as you will begin to build a bond and understand your dog better while providing them the opportunity to search and scent - a natural ability for all dogs that can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Provides you with a new game to play and helps to reduce behavioural concerns by providing instant mental stimulation.

Introduction to Odour 

K9 Nose Work®

Level 2

6 week course 

90 min class

Max 6 dogs

$225 + Odour kit  ($40)

Intro to  K9 Nose Work  (Level 1) is a pre-requisute for this course.

Are you ready to move your dog onto finding a specific odour?

You will be asking your dog to search for something we want them to find.

This course is an introduction to new odours and further ongoing skill building is recommended on completion.

All are welcome.

Training is based on the NACSW methods.

NB: If you already have been training on odour but have not completed 'Intro to K9 Nose Work® (Level 1)' then please contact me to discuss.

(Australian competition odours will be used in class) 

Group bookings can be requested for other available times.

Intermediate and Experienced Level Training

Skill Building - 

Individual Sessions

Individual Small Group Sessions

from $30 

45-90 min sessions

3-6 dogs

Level 1 & Level 2 are pre-requisites for these classes.

Book into individual sessions to practice your skill building and continue developing your dogs desire and motivation to search.

Sessions include individual searches, discussions and where possible video reviews

Private tuition bookings also available online.

Skill Building - 

Short Courses

3  week short courses focussed on one topic 

from $100

45-90min sessions

3-6 dogs

Level 1 & Level 2 are pre-requisites to attend

Courses topics may include

Fun with discrimination (food, toys, animal scents) 

Lead Handling Games;

Complex Convergence; 

Value in Vehicles.

Elevation; suspension and inaccessible hides.

If you have trained foundation levels with another CNWI please email to discuss as you may be eligible to enter a variety of classes depending on your current level

Foundation Training is based on the NACSW methodology.

(Australian competition odours will be used in class)