Resources

NOSE WORK TRAINING RESOURCES

K9 Nose Work official website

K9 Nose Work Blog (has lots of good tips!)

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

Scentinel Nose Work Training (has lots of good tips!)

Scentsabilities Nosework Blog

Online Nose Work Classes with Kim Buchanan

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

 

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.

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

Palomine Lines – 1/4″ Rope Line ~or~ 5/8″-wide lines. 5/8″ is pretty wide so this would work if you like wide width.

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

 

TREAT POUCH with MAGNETIC CLOSURE

 

 

BACK-CLIP HARNESSES


ODOR KITS and NOSE WORK SUPPLIES

All Good Dogs – K9 Nose Work Approved Essential Oil Kits and Accessories

K9NW Source – Tins, Oils, Accessories for Nose Work

Leerburg – Nosework Scent Kit

Bare Bones Nosework Travel Kit

Note to participants: From All Good Dogs, I recommend either the Starter Pack with Birch, or the Student Kit with Single Odor (birch) if you want birch oil for creating more q-tips in the future. From K9NW Source, I recommend the Starter Kit “Deluxe” (with birch). The Leerburg kit contains all additional odors besides birch, and I believe¬† it is cheaper than the All Good Dogs kit, however I have been told that the q-tips have plastic sticks rather than cotton, which may be dangerous if accidentally ingested by the dog.

For participants who also plan to participate in UKC, AKC or NACSW events, you may also purchase the additional essential oils such as anise and clove. In the Nose Work for Conservation program we will only use birch as a starter odor, then transition to invasive species odors.