Dog Scent Work Training Near Me. The NACSW Education Division's Instructor Certification Program was developed to ensure a standard and quality of instruction that adhered to the founders' original concepts of training that relied on dogs' instinctual independent hunting and puzzle solving skills. Yas Bakshian is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) with the NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) and she teaches nose work in two different locations in the Twin Cities.
This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise. More recently medical dogs are sniffing out cancer, covid and other conditions in people. Scent work involves training dogs to search for specific odours from certain essential oils in several situations called 'elements', in containers such as boxes, on the outside of vehicles, inside buildings and in the outside environment.
All of these dogs are using their amazing sense of smell.
This detection-style sport centers around a dog's keen sense of smell and the handler's observation and handling skills.
At Scent Dogs Australia we endeavour to reveal the dogs way of perceiving the world, thus illuminating a new way of understanding your dog. This training covers areas such as Search and Rescue ( SAR) – (human scent), cadaver search, drug detection, and family search programs. Dogs have a highly sensitive nose, vastly superior to our own.