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Introduction to Odour [July]

STRUCTURE: 3 x 3hr sessions Includes an odour kit

  • Starts 7 July
  • 180 Australian dollars
  • Wynyard TAS - Venue TBC

Available spots

Service Description

This course is the progression from the Intro to K9 Nose Work® course. DATES: [approx] ⫸ WK1: Sun, 7 July 9am-12pm ⫸ WK2: Sun, 14 July 9am-12pm ⫸ WK3: Sun, 21 July 9am-12pm Session length may vary based on class size [may be shorter if less than 4 students and may run a little longer if there are 6 students]. Please take note of ALL dates + the length of the sessions for this course. COST: ⫸ We are offering a Discounted Launch Price of $180 for all bookings made until the end of Dec 2024. ⫸ $210 for bookings made after the end of Dec 2024. The cost includes a Scent Work Kit [discounted value $30]. If you do not require a SW Kit, use code 'NOKIT' to remove the cost of the kit when booking this course. FOCUS OF THIS COURSE: We introduce your dog to odour! We do this by allowing them search for their favourite reward, which is paired with odour. Same puzzles. Familiar venue. New target! Wathc your dogs learn and grow. LOCATION: Either the Calder Hall or Moorleah Hall. HOW THESE SESSIONS RUN: These sessions run identically to the Intro to Nose Work® classes - 1 dog will search at a time + each dog will have multiple searches. We welcome sensitive + reactive dogs to our classes. PRE-REQUISITES: ➳ Completed an Intro to Nose Work® course with any CNWI or ANWI ➳ Dog can settle in car or crate [outside of the working room] ➳ Submit your 'Primary Passport', or provide evidence of out of class experience, once you enrol in this course. We think it is important that dogs have had exposure to different environments prior to introducing odour to the picture. REQUIRED MATERIALS: ➳ Dog 🐶 ➳ High value rewards 🐶🍗🍖🥩 in a labelled container. ➳ A collar or harness which your dog is comfortable working in. If your dog has not worked/walked/worn a particular item before, please leave it at home. *NB* NO correction equipment can be worn during sessions [check chains/martingales/slip leash/harness/collar etc]. ➳ The longest, lightweight leash you have [no chain/retractable leads]. Make sure there is nothing hanging from your leash [charms, poop bags]. ➳ Poop bags. ➳ Water 💧 ➳ Cooling ❄️ or Heating 🔥 aids - to keep your dog comfy while they rest. NOTE: Teams must attend ALL sessions allocated for this workshop to be eligible to graduate. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds, credits or make-up sessions for missed dates.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

​Our classes/workshops have limited capacity. For this reason, you are not able to reschedule or cancel your booking, less than 48 hours before the start of the scheduled session. This allows us time to offer your space to another team. To reschedule or cancel your booking, use your Member log-in [web or app] or the email containing your booking details. We cannot do this for you unfortunately. If you cancel or reschedule your class/workshops at least 48 hours prior to commencement, you will receive a credit to your account, for use towards a future session. However, if you do not cancel with at least 48 hours notice, you will forefit any payment you have already made. PLEASE NOTE: If you can fill your space with less than 48 hours notice, to a fellow student, please let us know. It is then your responsibility to seek reimbursment from the student taking your place. 

Email Us If You Have Questions!


Class Structure + Rules:

The Class Structure + Rules shall be followed at all times. They are essential to create a safe + secure learning environment, for ALL dogs. Review the Class Structure + Rules HERE.

Is Your Dog a New Student at The Sniffing Zone?

Complete the New Dog Enrolment Form, found HERE.

*High Value Treats:

These are ESSENTIAL. Read more about them HERE

NACSW Instructor Training:

I am currently completing my K9 Nose Work Instructors course to become a Certified Nose Work Instructor [CNWI]. These sessions count towards the practical component I need to complete to obtain my CNWI status and as such, may be recorded. If they are recorded:

  1. we may use these in our submission towards our practical component;

  2. we will supply you a copy for your personal use, if requested; +

  3. we may use these on our website +/or social media accounts, unless requested otherwise.


Class dates may change due to extreme weather.

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