Life for some of the dogs living at the DuPage County Animal Care and Control just got a whole lot better due in part to their dedicated staff of volunteers who have been diligently attending the K9 Nose Work® Clinics facilitated by Roger Lautt, a Certified Nose Work Instructor!
Over the last several weeks Roger has been instructing these shelter volunteers how to use K9 Nose Work® to enrich the shelter dogs’ lives. This new “brain game” hones the problem solving skills of dogs and brings enrichment to the normally mundane routine as they await their forever homes. Through his experience and observations, Roger has found that shy dogs tend to come out of their shells, fearful dogs become more “confident” by building positive associations with novel things and older or regular adult dogs have a new outlet. All this adds up to dogs who may very well present a calmer demeanor to prospective adopters.
It seems that Nose Work can benifit and enrich the life of any dog. Roger plans to continue to seek out Shelters that would like to implement a Nose Work Program, he has seen the dogs change as a result of this game. For more information call or email for more information about Nose Work for Shelter Dogs.
If you would like to view some shelter dogs doing Nose Work watch the video. These dogs are doing Nose Work for the first time and some for second time.