K9 Nose Work Classes

Below you’ll find descriptions for our current line up of our very popular K9 Nose Work classes where we’re tapping into your dogs amazing sense of smell!  

A 6 week classes cost $135. A 4 week class costs $100. Find out more about each offering by clicking on the classes below – Get signed up today!  Classes start up again on 1/29/23.

Please take time to read our healthy dog and human policy.

Competition K9 Nose Work – Dogs with proficiency in finding the target odors

Click here to see our full class schedule! Class descriptions are included below.

(Birch, Anise or Clove – Please see class descriptions for prerequisites)

  • ORT & NW1 Prep Class – For teams training for ORT and NW1 level competition
  • NW1/2 Prep Class – For teams training for NW1/NW2 and other Novice/Advanced level competition venues.
    (ORT Required for all dogs signing up for these classes)
  • Competition Nose Work – For NW2 and NW3
    (NW1 Required for all dogs signing up for these classes)
  • NW2/3 Prep Class – For teams training for NW2 and NW3
    (NW1 Required for all dogs signing up for these classes)
  • Elite Only Competition – For teams that have successfully completed their NW3-Elite Titles

New K9 Nose Work Clinics!

Kudos for Canines is now offering Intro to K9 Nose Work Clinics and Intro to Odor Clinics.
Part 1 is on 1/28/23 and part 2 is on 2/18/23, and it costs $60 to sign up for BOTH. 
Intro to K9 Nose Work is for dogs that are new to the sport. 
Intro to Odor is for dogs that are experienced searching for food, are searching well independently, and have had little to no exposure to target odors.
Sign up by clicking here!

Can’t commit to a 6 week class?  Well, we have some Drop-ins Classes on the schedule!  Click Here and scroll down to “Nose Work Drop-In Classes” (be sure to read the “Session Notes” to determine the appropriate level,

Dogs must be reliable on the level appropriate odor for Drop-In classes.

Do you know someone that’d be a great fit for any one of these classes? We would love a referral, so feel free to share our classes page with your friends and your family, too!

Refund Policy:  Registration for classes and events close on 14 days prior to the first class/event, after which no refunds will be offered.  Cancelling prior to this date will receive a full refund, minus a $15 admin fee.

If you have not taken K9 Nose Work Classes from Kudos for Canines before, and wish to sign up for one of our Competition level classes, then you may be required to take 60min evaluation and training session. 

This will help us determine which class is most appropriate for you and your dog.  The price of this evaluation will be at our standard Competition Private rates.  Standard contracts and waivers will apply.

Most of our classes are held at 1201 Major St, Unit C, Normal IL 61761.  Occasionally we offer Road Trip classes, where we take our students to different community partners to hold our classes.

Kudos for Canines Equipment Policy: No choke chains, prong collars or shock collars are allowed to be used on site. Slip-style collars/leashes during conformation class only are acceptable.