Scentwork – Imprinting


Pre-requisite: A good level of general obedience and attentiveness.

Please note: all dogs on grounds must be registered with their local council, and fully vaccinated. All trainers must meet any government Covid requirements.

Class location: Titahi Bay Canine Obedience Club, Ngatitoa Domain, Mana.

Places available: 6



Scentwork is a fun search and scenting activity suitable for virtually all dogs and people. No specialist skills are required; just a keen interest in learning with and from your dog.

Scentwork harnesses the dog’s keen sense of smell; a dog’s sense of smell is more than 10,000 times more powerful than our own. Scentwork or nose work games offer your dog a fun way to use their natural talents and it’s an easy way to keep them entertained.

The benefits of teaching your dog nose work include:

  • Fun way to give your dog more mental stimulation
  • Gives your dog extra physical stimulation
  • Builds your dog’s confidence
  • Gives your dog a job to do
  • Easy way to bond with your dog
  •  Fun & rewarding for dogs

This class is 5 weeks long and teaches your dog scent imprinting; we want the dog to recognise the scent and show a change in behaviour.

Find out more about our scentwork classes on the Dogs NZ website.