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Old 09-09-2011, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This nosework stuff is really taking off! It seems like, suddenly, everyone around me is offering it!

In fact, it really appeals to me as someone who tried tracking but found the whole map writing and needing another person helping to be a pain!

This looks like fun! I wonder if there are actual titles people earn. Anybody tried this nosework stuff yet? Can puppies do it or only adults?
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I wonder if there are actual titles people earn. Anybody tried this nosework stuff yet? Can puppies do it or only adults?
Yes, there are trials and titles for the dog to earn. Any dog with a nose can do it!

Have you checked out their website? K9 NOSE WORK®

My guys are both training in it. Slowly. It sounds like other instructors go way faster than ours but she follows the lesson plan set by the founder of the sport.
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Jazz is currently in it and he loves it!
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Yes, there are trials and titles for the dog to earn. Any dog with a nose can do it!

Have you checked out their website? K9 NOSE WORK®

My guys are both training in it. Slowly. It sounds like other instructors go way faster than ours but she follows the lesson plan set by the founder of the sport.
Neat! Thanks for the link!!
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Default Nose Work as AKC event!

I wish I knew- Does any one know??
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's not currently but there is NACSW, C-WAGS, UKC, and United Nosework which all offer trials.

ETA: those are just the US ones, I think our friends in Canada have others.
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I'm thinking it will eventually. It seems to be taking off big time.

I am actually in the progress of making a switch from tracking to nosework. I do both but my interest is more on nosework after I finally got into it. Tracking requires so much planning, time and large areas while I can set up a nosework search anywhere and in a short amount of time.
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It's not currently but there is NACSW, C-WAGS, UKC, and United Nosework which all offer trials.

ETA: those are just the US ones, I think our friends in Canada have others.
United Nosework will no longer be in existence after June 30th.* The UKC will be offering trials starting in January of 2015. All UN titles will be grandfathered in. However, single legs toward a title will NOT be counted, so if you only have one leg toward a title when they take over, you will lose it. Your dog will have to be registered/listed with the UKC to compete.

*United Nosework was started with the intention of the UKC taking it over, and it was agreed that titles only would be grandfathered.
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In Canada we have the SDDA and UKC from what I understand. I would imagine the AKC would do something eventually, but there's the NACSW you can title with in the US, amongst others mentioned.

My pup got her SD-A, SP title (advanced, special) this past weekend! It was totally last minute, my trainer called me mid-morning to tell me there was room if I could make it, so we packed into the dogmobile and got her there just in time.

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