Nosework is a rapidly growing sport for dog sports enthusiasts with multiple organizations offering the chance to compete for titles locally. Our classes are small and each team gets individual instruction. Whether your goal is to compete, to provide a job for your energetic dog, or a low impact activity for a retired dog, come and check out Nosework in the air-conditioned comfort of our centrally located facility.

Introduction to Nosework: Mastering the Indication

The goal of this eight-week class is to lay a solid foundation and an indication of the target odors. Whether your plan is to compete or to build a stronger bond between you and your dog; a solid indication is the most important factor in achieving success in this sport.

Eight week class $200 per dog and handler team
Classes Start: Sunday, February 16, 2020 – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Class size is limited)
Pay for the Class Here: Introduction to Nosework

Advanced Nosework Techniques

Building from the Intro class, teams will be introduced to additional odors and start perfecting their skills with training games, handling exercises, and practice in trial situations and settings. This class places emphasis on building strong communication between the handler and the dog as you get ready to compete. Class size is limited.

Eight week class $175 per dog and handler team
Class Start Date: Call or email for next start date
Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Nosework or instructor approval

Open Practice

Good times continue! Open Practice is an ongoing drop-in class for teams that are ready to compete in UKC, AKC, USCSS, or NACSW trials. Teams will hone their handling, indication, and searching skills by using simulated trial scenarios and skill games. This is a chance to problem-solve whatever issue that you may have encountered. Many of the sessions will be held at various locations in the Austin area.

$175 per 8 weeks per dog or $25 per dog drop-in rate
Start Date: On Going Class
Prerequisites: instructor approval


Kathryn Butts and her Scottish Terrier, Bentley, were the 5th team nationwide to attain the UKC title Elite Nosework (EN). Kathryn is a certified judging official for UKC, AKC, and USCSS.