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Nose Work for Therapy and Competition

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Sunday, July 19, 2020
  • 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • recorded webinars

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Presented by Peta Clarke 




Nose work or scent work classes have become the latest big thing in the Canine world. This is for all the right reasons! Not only can it be an amazing therapy for dogs with special needs, it will catapult the handler's knowledge of their dog to a whole new level. 

This webinar will explore the therapy side of nose work and various ways trainers can work it into their behavioural modification programs and will touch on the beginnings of the sport of nose work in Australia. 



Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • learn the different approaches to teaching nose work to dogs;
  • learn the reason for the differences; 
  • get an understanding of the process of odour processing in dogs; 
  • learn how to implement basic olfactory based enrichment and therapy for clients and the value of these activities;
  • be introduced to the sport of K9 Nosework in Australia; and
  • find out where to go to get more information.

About The Presenter



Peta has been training animals professionally for 25 years. Her love of nose work started 4 years ago when she began to understand and witness the therapeutic benefits of the activity for dogs. 

"Watching dogs work odour is one of the most wonderful experiences of my career. There is no other activity that will allow you so fully into their world" , she says.

Peta is currently an Associate Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work and as always continues to research and study the activity of nose work as widely as possible to ensure every point of view is heard and understood. 

Along with Steph Mccoll and Megan Bowe, Peta proudly runs K9Scentral which offers an array of nose work activities for dogs.  


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