Class Schedule


This combination in-person & virtual class is for those who have never done nose work (or scent work) before and would like to get started. We will cover the basics, including introducing the game to your dog, setting up scent puzzles, and reading your dog’s body language during a search. No obedience background is necessary.

The initial session will be in-person, where your dog will get started on the foundation skills. After the in-person session, you will be given handouts and practice assignments. The second session will be a Zoom meeting, where we will review and discuss your homework and review your search videos.

Price: $65 per dog/handler team
Class Size: Up to 4 dog teams

In-Person Session Location: Aiea
** Exact address will be announced one week before the class date as location is dependent on weather forecast. Please do not ask for the address now.

In-Person Session Date/Time: Sunday September 17, 2023 / 3:00-5:00pm

Zoom Session Date/Time: Sunday October 8, 2023 / 9:00-10:30am


Please email Kyoko first to see if a space is still available. If so, you may register at this link.



The classes will meet in public locations such as parks and parking lots in order to expose the dog teams to a variety of airflow and hide-sourcing challenges. Dog teams must have completed an Intro class and have a minimum of 3 months of training on your own after the Intro class.

Location: Central Oahu or Pearl City
Class Size: Up to 4 dog teams per class
Price: $40 per dog/handler team

Thursday Classes

Dates: 10/5, 10/19, 10/26
Times: 9:00-10:00am ~ OR ~ 10:00-11:00am

Friday Classes

Dates: 10/6, 10/20, 10/27
Times: 9:00-10:00am ~ OR ~ 10:00-11:00am

Sunday Classes 

Sunday 10/8 ~ 3:00-4:00pm ~ OR ~ 4:00-5:00pm
Sunday 10/29 ~ 9:00-10:00am ~ OR ~ 10:00-11:00am


Class Size: This can be for one to two dogs (same dog handler or two different handlers)
Location: Waialua
Duration: 45 mins for 1 dog; 60 mins for 2 dogs
Price: $45 for 1 dog; $60 total for 2 dogs

If you cannot make it to a group class, please contact me to book a private or semi-private lesson.

Stay tuned for more class dates…


Requirements for participants:  Dogs of all ages, training levels (or lack thereof) and temperaments are welcome since we work with one dog at a time. Dogs should be comfortable being crated out of handlers’ sight. Participants must provide own crates.

Please contact Kyoko or (808) 728-8415 if you would like to participate in the training.


Continuing students may bring cash or a check to class, or pre-pay online. Intro students must pre-pay via check or credit card.

To pay by credit card, click the button below, then enter the amount you would like to pay. PayPal account is not necessary.

To pay by check, make payment out to COUNTRY CANINE and mail to:

67-331 Kiapoko Place
Waialua, HI 96791


If you’re interested in getting started in nose work but can’t make it to a class any time soon, I recommend ordering the following DVD, which will show you the steps to get started:

DVD: “The Paker 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”

You might also try a 6-week online course that will take you through the foundation with the same methodology that I use in class:


For those who have started nose work already and are looking for webinars to further their knowledge, check out the courses offered in the websites below:

Scent Work University – ORT and Trial prep, AKC handler discrimination, water hides, AKC Detective training, and more

Dogs of Course – Virtual Nose Work Camp, webinars of various topics with nose work instructors