Unfortunately, we are currently not taking any new students as we are full to the brim!
Peta is still doing one and two day K9 Nose Work Workshops, which can be found listed on the WORKSHOPS page.
Please check out this page for a list of certified K9 Nose Work® instructors for beginners classes.
Megan also runs K9 Nose Work® classes under the business name of K9 Nosey Parkers in the East Maitland area.
K9Scentral focuses on bringing the understanding, joy and skill of the K9 Nose Work® game to human and dog teams in a variety of different areas in Sydney. Ongoing classes are regularly run in the Hunter Valley area. Classes are sometimes requested to be run specifically by Peta in and around the Northern Suburbs area of Sydney. These are irregular but are often sought after simply due to her vast experience with dogs and as a professional educator. Please see below for an outline of our curriculum. (Classes occur once a week and will usually run for 4 – 6 weeks, depending on level, availability of venue and instructor). Prices will also vary accordingly, between $120 – $180.
Level 1 INTRODUCTION TO K9 NOSE WORK®
This course is designed to introduce you and your dog to the magical activity of K9 Nose Work®. Our first class together provides you with an opportunity to learn about K9 Nose Work® (K9NW) in depth without your dog through a short lecture and some demonstrations. You will have all you need to go home and introduce your dog to “the box game” at home and be ready for the first class with us. Each week we build on your understanding and your dog’s confidence. This course is a game changer for you and your dog!
Level 2 K9 NOSE WORK® – INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTS
This course continues you and your dog on your journey in the magical activity of K9 Nose Work®.
Each week you are introduced to a new element (or context) for your dog to hunt in. While these are aligned with the competition side of K9 Nose Work®, the context changes also provide the dogs with an extra confidence boost as we generalise their successes in the game. The elements we will cover are:
- Container searches
- Interior searches
- Vehicle searches
- Exterior searches
Level 3 K9 NOSE WORK® – INTRODUCTION TO ODOUR
This course continues you and your dog on your journey in the magical activity of K9 Nose Work® by introducing your dog to a novel odour. The K9 Nose Work® methodology is all about giving the dog some control and choice in a safe environment. By utilising whatever the dog wants to hunt for (food or favourite toy) at the beginning stages we create a very strong foundation, without handler control or influence, in the dog’s self-confidence in the hunt. We are now in a great place to teach the dog to find something that isn’t naturally interesting to them. For a dog that has learned the joy of hunting, nothing could be easier!
Level 4 and 5 K9 NOSE WORK® – CONTINUING ODOUR CLASSES (INTRODUCTION TO ANISE AND CLOVE)
These two courses are specifically designed for people who are keen to compete in K9 Nose Work® trials and competitions. It continues you and your dog on your Nose Work journey by introducing the other two sanctioned odours used in K9 Nose Work® competitions – anise (Pimpinella Anisum) and clove (Syzgium Aromaticum).
“PRIVATE” LESSONS $80/hour
“Private” lessons are available for 1 – 3 teams. The cost remains the same regardless of the number of teams participating. The focus can either be on competition or therapy and will be tailored to your dog’s needs.