Feature Article: Bozeman Daily Chronicle - K9 Nose Work
K9 Nose Work® might be the greatest game ever and your dog is already the expert!
Inspired by working police and military detection dogs, it's a great sport for people and dogs of all ages and all abilities.
Why try K9 Nose Work®??
Please Note: We welcome ALL students of Nose Work to our classes, regardless of training method and/or background. In turn, we ask that you understand and respect that our classes are taught via K9 Nose Work® methodology. This could include revisiting foundation skills and pairing. It will never include clicker training or marking a behavior at source. We will require a private consultation to ensure new teams, already on odor, are matched to the correct class. We have a proven track record of repairing foundation in dogs from all training backgrounds, many of whom have gone on to compete successfully or simply improved their game all the way around. We look forward to working with you!!
Carolyn is the only Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI™) with National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW™) in Montana. Through the certification program, Carolyn learned the philosophy, concepts, and training methodology for the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® as taught by the original Founders of K9 Nose Work® and NACSW™. A strong believer in continuing education, Carolyn regularly attends workshops, conferences all over the country and works privately with senior NACSW faculty to remain current on the exciting and ever-changing world of K9 sport detection. Over the years, she has logged thousands of observation hours through classes, workshops, trials, tests, fun matches, and regular practices.
Carolyn has started Nose Work teams all over the state of Montana and her clients have earned titles in various scent sport venues, including placements and High in Trial in NACSW™ K9 Nose Work events. Of course, she has plenty of clients that just play the game for fun and regularly attend classes.
In 2018 Carolyn was accepted in to the pilot program for NACSW™ Certifying Official training and completed her training to serve as a Certifying Official for NW1/NW2/L1/L2 trials in 2019. She also works with the NACSW™ Trial Division as a National Trial Coordinator, assisting trial hosts nationwide.
Either on the road, or at home in Bozeman, Carolyn has been fortunate to have worked privately with extremely talented K9 Nose Work® trainers as well as Professional detection trainers. The following is list of some of the K9 Nose Work® Continuing Education and competitive events she has attended or hosted (this is not inclusive of the extensive online course work Carolyn has completed or her K9NW Continuing Education requirements):
Carolyn is committed to K9 Nose Work, whether teams are involved in competition or simply playing for fun. She hosts multiple private events every year giving dog owners across the state the opportunity to simply play with their dogs. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come!
Carolyn offers a variety of K9 Nose Work classes from Introductory level to Advanced classes. Please check out the class schedule.