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)
Fred Helfer’s book “Nose Work Handler: Foundation to Finesse”
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 NACSW certified nose work instructor Dianna Santos
Scentsabilities Nose Work Podcast – Hosted by top competitor and instructor Stacy Barnett
K9 Detection Collaborative Podcast – Hosted by Robin Greubel, Crystal Wing, and Stacy Barnett
Controlled Aggression Podcast – Hosted by Jerry Bradshaw of Tarheel K9 – Professional scent detection topics but relevant to nose work (episodes including 15, 35, 36, 42, 46, 47, 73, 74) – a particularly recommended episode is Direct vs Indirect Detection Protocols which describes the same reasons that the K9 Nose Work methodology for pet dogs focuses on building hunt drive and allowing the dog to self-reward in the initial stages.
Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast – Topics include nose work and trialing (episodes 116, 218, 222, 91)
K9s Talking Scents Podcast – Hosted by Cameron Ford of Ford K9 – Guest speakers are mainly law enforcement detection trainers, but there are occasional researchers, conservation dog folks, search and rescue trainers and more.
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.
Rapid Rewards Deluxe Training Pouch by Doggone Good
Dog Training Apron MEGA Pooch Pouch by Leash Play Love
Rock Climbers’ Chalk Bag – Etsy or Amazon
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
The Original Trainer’s Pouch – Large standalone silicone pouch; no pouch liner required
Voila Silicone Pouch – Large and small silicone pouches with easy to open/close mouth
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 2- or 3-pocket Training Apron; may have to cut the top for easy access to treats
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; plastic cups should also be available at Longs and other drug stores.
Sterile Plastic Cups (Tall) – This and other taller drink cups will fit well in the DigBags Trainer Bag
Julius K9 (Powerharness)
Excellent Elite Spanker Training Harness (Style DG120)
Excellent Elite Spanker Tactical Harness (Style DG110)
Excellent Elite Spanker Service Dog Harness (Style DG117)
Tactical Dog Harness Military Style
HARNESSES with BOTH BACK & FRONT RINGS
Dean & Tyler Universal No Pull Dog Harness (BLACK)
Dean & Tyler Universal No Pull Dog Harness (ORANGE)
Leashboss Reflective and Padded 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
Car Ventilation Tailgate Locks from CleanRun or Leerburg
COLLAPSIBLE DOG CRATES
California Beach Co. Pop N’ Go Tent (also available on Amazon)
Diggs Revol Dog Crate (hard plastic rim, metal doors)
PAWD Modern Dog Crate (hard plastic)
Sport Pet Travel Pop Up Crate (soft sides, metal door)
Impact Dog Crates (aluminum)
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.