K9 Nose Work Blog (has lots of good tips)
Scentinel Nose Work Training (has lots of good tips)
Dogs of Course – Nose Work Webinars and Virtual Camps
Scent Work University – Courses are taught by an NACSW certified nose work instructor
All About Scent Work Podcast – Hosted by an NACSW certified nose work instructor
Scentsabilities Nose Work Podcast – Hosted by top competitor and instructor Stacy Barnett
Controlled Aggression Podcast – Professional scent detection topics but relevant to nose work (episodes including 15, 35, 36, 42, 46, 47, 73, 74)
Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast – Topics include nose work and trialing (episodes 116, 218, 222, 91)
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″-wide Flat Lines
Ruff Stuff (Oahu-based) – Tracking Line or 3/8″-wide Micro Leash (you’ll have to custom order 10-15 ft lengths)
Mid-Atlantic K9 – 1/4″ Rope ~or~ 1/2″-wide Schutzhund Tracking Lead
For nose work training, I recommend treat pouches that enable easy, fast and quiet access to the treats. The pouches listed below may be used in conjunction with a pouch liner which is easy to wash, so you don’t have to wash the entire treat pouch.
The Original Trainer’s Pouch – Large standalone silicone pouch
DigBags Dog Trainer Bag – Holds two plastic cups so you can separate dry treats from moist treats, or you can use one side for treats and the other for toy
TREAT POUCH LINERS – Good for greasy or moist treats; may be used in conjunction with treat pouches above
Silicone Dog Treat Pouch – Rectangular – Fits inside HICOBOS pouch (use drawstring to keep it high), 2- or 3-pocket Training Apron
Silicone Toddler’s Drink Cup (Short) – Small short cup that fits inside most treat pouches; 3-inch depth for easy treat-grabbing
Toddler’s Hard Plastic Drink Cup (Short) – Small short cup with wide mouth that fits inside most treat pouches; 3-inch depth for easy treat-grabbing
Sterile Plastic Cups (Tall) – This and other taller drink cups will fit well in the DigBags Trainer Bag
Julius K9 (look for Powerharness)
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
CUSTOM HARNESS PATCHES
SHADE CLOTHS / VEHICLE BARRIERS
SOFT DOG 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.
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.