Bonded and Insured
Our mission is simple: To love and train each and every pup just like we would want someone to care & train ours. We strive to give each pup the fun learning experiences necessary to make him/her into the best dog they can be.
Sandie Santayah earns her NW1 Title and a Harry Award!
with Sue James, CNWI, NACSW Trial Judge
At Tail Waggin' Dog Training
Basement of CCVS
79 Theophilus Smith Rd.
Contact Heather Garre Day
for details and to register.
(6-8 students needed for class to start)
At Joseph's Obedience Training School
55 Jonathan Bourne Drive #4
For details and to register
Gabi von der Polizei earned her NACSW Elite1 Title June 23, 2023 in Huntington MA
2nd Place in Cafeteria Search and 4th Place Overall!
Gabi von der Polizei, CGC, TDN, TDI, ORT, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW3 Elite, Elite 1
Using only positive exposure experiences to different environments and situations, we guarantee the quality training necessary to build confidence and success in Nose Work competitions as well as everyday life.
Garin's NW1 Vehicle Search
(Photos by Karen Ogden)
See Below for Upcoming Classes
Gabi earns her NW3 X3, NW3 Elite Titles and 3rd Place Interior Search!
If you’re looking for a fun way to bond with your dog this sport is for you. Nose work provides good mental stimulation with an easy physical way to give your dog a job. Whether or not you decide to compete in Nose Work competitions, it will keep your dog active and interested in life. Any dog and handler can join us. There are no age or physical restrictions.
K9 Nose Work® is a fun, safe dog sport which creates a deeper bond and mutual enjoyment between you and your K9 companions. Learn the basics of this new and immensely popular dog sport. Classes are open to any dog and person of any age or physical ability. This sport provides a fun way to spend quality time with your dog while building confidence for shy and timid dogs. It challenges dogs to use their nose to hunt for the odors we want them to find; in the beginning it is the “primary” odor of food and then later on in subsequent sessions the search transitions to the desired odors - birch, anise, and clove. Handlers learn to observe the dog’s body language to determine where the odor is hidden.
In the Intro 6-week session we build the dog’s desire to hunt using fun techniques for dog and handler while building a positive working relationship between you and your dog. We train you to read and understand your dog’s unique & subtle behaviors while hunting, problem solving, and communicating when they have located the source of the hunt. The exposure to different things and the hunting and problem solving benefit timid and shy dogs by building confidence while also helping to calm the more energetic or reactive dog.
Subsequent 6-week sessions progress through different levels where dogs learn to hunt in various interior areas, a wide range of exterior areas, on the outer surfaces of different types of vehicles, and different types of containers; the goal being competition in nose work trials or just having more advanced fun with your dog.
Pre-registration is required as class size is limited to allow each student multiple searches. Classes will have lecture and practical components.