Nose Work for Conservation Program benefiting Conservation Dogs of Hawaii
hosted by Conservation Dogs of Hawaii & Country Canine LLC.
Nose Work is a fun and mentally stimulating activity that allows dogs to do what they do best – use their noses to sniff out their favorite reward, whether it’s food or toy. Our Nose Work for Conservation (NW4C) program aims to provide pet dogs and their owners a fun and bonding activity in which to participate, while also contributing to the environmental conservation cause. Dog/handler teams will initially learn the basics of nose work, then move on to training with various invasive species target odors. Teams will participate in odor imprinting exercises, odor recognition tests and small scale field trials to gather data and experience that will help us develop training plans and field implementation methods for our working dogs.
Any dog can do nose work, from puppies to seniors, and low energy to high energy dogs. Shy, vision-impaired and reactive dogs can gain confidence and overcome their environmental sensitivities through nose work. No obedience or training experience is necessary!