Welcome to Allied K9
We focus on building a bond between dog & handler through the sport of K9 Nose Work®
(Scent detection for the pet dog)
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K9 Nose Work® is a fun scent detection sport for pet dogs. Simply put, it allows your dog to do what they do best, use their nose. Our classes are designed to teach the handler and dogs to do the same type of work as a professional scent dogs (drugs, bombs, arson, etc.) using three different odors - birch, anise and clove - in four different search environments (elements) – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers. All dogs have great noses and are capable of the work. The difference for us is that there are no lives on the line and everyone has fun!
This is a great activity for you and your dog and you can even go on to compete at trials, if that interests you. The training is all positive so the dog has good associations with searching while in different environments. We focus on building the dog’s hunt drive so that they will search happily and independently. These methods are great confidence builders for the dog and fun for all involved. Dogs search one at a time so those with dog social issues can still participate in classes.
It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
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