Emma is a K9 Nose Work® Practising Instructor (PNWI)

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Prepare for a lifetime of fun with your dog and K9 Nose Work!

Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches.

Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog.

No prior training is required and no obedience is needed.

In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest safely in a vehicle between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity too.

Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches.

Stronger bond between dog & handler as handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon his dog.


'I have been going to K9 Nose Work classes for 2.5 years now. The benefits to my dogs confidence and my relationship with them is noticeable.

The dogs love the 'game' and its a great way to keep them busy on a rainy day. I would recommend for any dog, old and young and especially for dogs that need focus, are reactive or anxious.

The therapeutic value of K9 Nose Work is outstanding and that is why I've decided to add this training to my repertoire.'

Emma Hack