Nose Work classes do not progress as other traditional dog training classes do. Students that start together in the Introductory class will move forward together as a group. The Intro to Nose Work class automatically becomes Intro to Odor and so on as the dogs' skills improve. New students are not added to existing classes unless given permission to do so by the instructor. If no new classes are forming, interested parties will be added to a waiting list and will be informed once an Intro to Nose Work class is forming.

Each Introduction to Nose Work session consists of 6, 90-minute classes, and the cost is $180. All other classes are drop-ins and the cost is $30 each. Owners running two dogs in a class will be given a discounted rate of $150 per dog, per Intro session, or $25 each dog per drop in. Class size is currently limited to 6-8 dogs.

Dogs must be crate-trained or be able to be confined during class. Dogs may stay in a well-ventilated vehicle if weather permits. Owners must show proof of current vaccinations or titer test results.

Classes:

Introduction To Nose Work

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and to find out just how good your dog's nose is.

Class Days/Times
No classes currently scheduled. Please visit the NACSW® Certified Nose Work Instructor listing to find an instructor near you.

** All Classes Are Currently Full. ** We invite you to join our wait list and we'll keep you updated on any openings and when future sessions are scheduled. Thank you.

Introduction To Odor

This class advances the dog's scent discrimination skills taught in the basic nose work class. All dogs are taught to identify the same scent, a natural essential oil. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork. High food or toy motivation is beneficial for this class.

Class Days/Times
No classes currently scheduled

Continuing Nose Work

Continuing Nose Work is for dogs that have completed the Level Two Nose Work class and have met minimum proficiency in finding their initial target odor. This class will continue to develop handler skills and will introduce the teams to additional target odor(s).

Class Days/Times
No classes currently scheduled

Advanced Nose Work

Advanced nose work is designed for the experienced teams and will expand both the handler's and the dog's understanding of the target odors and the concepts of nose work. This class is geared towards tactics, advanced handling and off-leash work. The teams will learn to navigate more intricate and challenging training scenarios.

Class Days/Times
Mondays 1:30pm - 3:00pm Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.
Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.

Competition Prep

This class is for students that want to prepare for K9 Nose Work trials. Students must have either already competed in a NW1 trial or have completed up through an Advanced Nose Work class taught by either a CNWI or an ANWI.

Class Days/Times
Mondays 11:00am - 12:30pm Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.
Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:30am Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.
Thursdays 10:00am - 11:30am Class is ongoing. Please contact me if you are interested in joining.

Class Location

Zinn Dog Training K9 Nose Work Center
12200 W. 52nd Avenue, Unit 6
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033



Zinn Dog Training
Training Dogs and Their Owners in west Denver and foothills.
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"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
- Samuel Butler