Welcome to ChicagoDogNose.com! Your go to site about the new sport referred to as Nose Work.

Come join us in the fun of Nose Work.

Nose Work - fastest growing dog sport is spreading across the country.

The new sport is known as K9 Nose Work.  This sport focus on allowing and helping the dog and the handler/owner to have fun.  It is the most fun sport I have experienced, both as an owner and as a handler as well as an instructor. Try it, your dog will thank you. 

Chicago Dog Nose will be offering the following courses

NACSW Training Classes

The National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW™) is dedicated to making high quality instructors available to students of the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® through its Certified Nose Work Instructor Program.

AKC Training Classes

At the AKC, we know that a well-trained dog is a joy to own. AKC classes provide a starting point for a lifetime of training and learning with your dog.

UKC Training Classes

United Kennel Club (UKC) is an international dog registry celebrating bonds, rewarding ability, and preserving the value of a pedigree.

C-WAGS Training Classes

In C-WAGS you will find the most relaxed atmosphere of nose work. The odors are also Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress but there are no distinct elements in this organization. It is a great venue to get your feet wet and test what you have learned.

Intro to Nose Work 1

The focus on all of our Nose Work classes will be for the dog and owner/handler to have fun. Intro, as well as the following classes, are well suited for all dogs with the exception of human aggressive dogs.

Nose Work 2 – Odor & Elements

This class builds upon the foundation skills learned in Level 1 and focuses on skill building while searching for a particular odor. We teach to dogs to search for the odor and to develop odor obedience.

Nose Work 3 – Trial Preparation

This class is for dogs who have passed an ORT or have completed the Level 2 and have shown proficiency in finding the initial target odor.

Nose Work 4 – Advanced

This class is sometimes referred to as the “Master Class”. It is designed for experienced dog and handler teams. The search areas will become larger and with more distractions and distractors.

Nose Work – 5 Private Sessions

This class is designed for students that may want to work on a specific issue or element. Perfect for anyone at any level that may want to work without other dogs present.


Thanks for visiting ChicagoDogNose.com This site will be mostly about the new urban sport referred to as “Nose Work.”


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Chicago, Illinois, USA