Resources

TRAINING RESOURCES

K9 Nose Work Blog (has lots of good tips)

DVD – “The Parker Videos – How One Dog Got Started in K9 Nose Work”

On-Demand Webinar: “The Parker Videos – How One Dog Got Started in K9 Nose Work”

Scentinel Nose Work Training (has lots of good tips)

Scentsabilities Nosework Blog

Fred Helfer’s book “Nose Work Handler: Foundation to Finesse”

Dogs of Course – Nose Work Webinars and Virtual Camps

Scent Work University

K9s Talking Scents Podcast

 

BIOTHANE LEASHES & LONG LINES

All vendors below sell the easy-to-clean durable Biothane leashes. They each have their own names for them, but there are 2 basic types: rounded rope style vs flat style. You’re welcome to try out my leashes in class to see which kind you prefer.  I recommend 12 to 15 ft length leashes for nose work purposes, with 12 being for small or slow-moving dogs and 15 being for big or fast-moving dogs.

Palomine Lines – 1/4″ Rope Line ~or~ 1/2″ to 5/8″-wide lines.

K9 Ruff Stuff (Oahu-based) – Tracking Line or 3/8″-wide Micro Leash (you’ll have to custom order 12-15 ft lengths)

Mid-Atlantic K9 – 1/4″ Rope ~or~ 1/2″-wide Schutzhund Tracking Lead

 

TREAT POUCHES

Rapid Rewards Deluxe Training Pouch by Doggone Good

The Trainer’s Pouch – Large silicone standalone pouch

Dog Training Apron MEGA Pooch Pouch by Leash Play Love

HICOBOS Treat Pouch

 

TREAT POUCH LINERS  – Good for greasy and wet treats; may be used in conjunction with treat pouches above

Dog Training Apron Pocket Liner – fits in Training Apron

Silicone Dog Treat Pouch with magnetic closure – fits inside Doggone Good and HICOBOS pouches, or 2-pocket Training Apron

Silicone Dog Treat Pouch – Rectangular – fits inside Doggone Good and HICOBOS pouches, or 2-pocket Training Apron

Plastic Mini Storage Box with Belt Clip – fits inside Doggone Good and HICOBOS pouches, or 2-pocket Training Apron


BACK-RING HARNESSES

Julius K9 (look for Powerharness)

Clean Run Harness

Excellent Elite Spanker Training Harness (Style DG120)

Excellent Elite Spanker Tactical Harness (Style DG110)

Excellent Elite Spanker Service Dog Harness (Style DG117)


HARNESSES with BOTH BACK & FRONT RINGS

Leashboss Reflective and Padded Harness

Muttropolis Harness

Didog Flannel Harness with Reflective Line


CUSTOM HARNESS PATCHES

Custom Patches (works with harnesses with velcro straps)


SHADE CLOTHS / VEHICLE BARRIERS

Amazon.com Aluminet Shade Cloth Panels

Clean Run Aluminet Shade Cloths

Breezeguard Window Screens

Car Ventilation Tailgate Locks from CleanRun or Leerburg

 

SOFT DOG CRATES

Top 6 Best Dog Soft Crates

 

ODOR KITS and NOSE WORK SUPPLIES

How to make scented swabs (video tutorial)

All Good Dogs
The Starter Kit with Anise/Birch/Clove includes not only pre-scented q-tips and tins, but also the oils which will allow you to make additional scented q-tips.

K9NW Source
You will need to order the NACSW Essential Oils as well as the NACSW Multi-Odor Kits (listed under Complete Training Kits).

The K9 Nose
The K9 Nose’s Deluxe NACSW kit is similar to the All Good Dogs kit, but they have smiley face tins instead of rectangular tins. It’s cute, although paired food falls off more easily from circular tins.

Paws 4 Fun
The Complete Kit is similar to the others above, and also includes Quake Hold, the sticky stuff that lets you attach tins to various surfaces.

Bare Bones Nosework Supplies
The Nosework Travel Kit does not include oils but it’s an affordable way to get started. They also sell snazzy-looking camouflage tins!

Note to participants:  For those who plan to participate in UKC and AKC events, you may  purchase additional essential oils such as cypress, vetiver and myrrh.