Building an Effective Nosework Training Plan for Instructors Module
Building an Effective Nosework Training Plan for Instructors Module

Building an Effective Nosework Training Plan for Instructors Module

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One of our jobs as instructors is to help students break down parts of the Nosework picture they may be struggling with into smaller, manageable pieces. This skill, while well known in other sports, is often overlooked when it comes to Nosework. In agility, for example, we wouldn’t expect a dog to be able to string together a long sequence of obstacles without them understanding how to engage the handler, how to take directional cues, and certainly without exposure to individual obstacles. In Nosework, this takes a little more creative thought. 

In this training module, we will begin to unpack how to breakdown advanced concepts into smaller, manageable pieces for our students and develop effective training plans.

NOTE: This module is an additional resource to the Teaching Scent Work Seminar by Dianna L. Santos and Lori Timberlake.


2-3 hours


Michele Ellertson


This seminar module has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.


Have you taken or are currently going through the Teaching Scent Work Seminar? This module provides a deeper dive intro building training plans.

Are you a newer Scent Work instructor? Think through the training plans you can construct for your clients.

Are you an experienced Scent Work instructor? Get ideas on how you may improve and build upon the training plans you are putting together for your clients right now.


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Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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