Nose Work Coaching

Tap into the magic of Nose Work with coaching by Fabled Tails Dog Sports. We offer private and semi-private training for all levels of dog and handler teams. Whether you are a new team just getting started, or an experienced team preparing for competition, our tailored instruction will help you reach your goals.

We provide one-on-one attention so that you and your dog can be successful. We use positive reinforcement to maximize fun and learning for dogs and their handlers. Our focus is on building confidence, skills, and teamwork, progressing at your team’s pace.

Nose Work coaching sessions are offered to individual teams or small groups, at a variety of locations in Novato and the surrounding North Marin and South Sonoma County areas.

Get started by contacting us to request a session. Sessions are typically 45 minutes and available on Thursdays and Fridays. Customized options are also available upon request.

Any dog can do it

Nose work is easy to learn, and taps into your dog’s sniffing super powers.

Empower your dog

Nose work builds a dog’s focus, confidence, independence, and problem-solving skills.

Create a strong bond

In nose work, you and your dog are a connected team, having fun together.


Why try Nose Work?

Whether you are interested in competition or looking for a boredom-buster for your dog, nose work provides many benefits. It can increase your dog’s focus, provide a safe and exciting activity for your dog where they use both physical and mental energy, help you to become a keen observer of canine body language and behavior, and allow you to just have fun with your dog!

Can my dog do this?

Every dog already knows how to use their nose. We help turn that instinctive skill into a fun, rewarding game they play with you! Dogs of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes can participate. Even dogs with limited mobility, loss of vision or hearing, and senior dogs can enjoy nose work.

What prior training do I need?

You don’t need any prior knowledge or training experience. However, your dog should already be comfortable on a leash, and able to be crated, or in your car during class.

What equipment do I need?

To start, you will need lots of your dog’s favorite treats or toy, a flat collar or back-clip harness, and a leash. You will also benefit from having a treat bag.

No prong, choke chains or e-collars are allowed during lessons. 


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