Selected Resources for Nose and Scent Work

This is not an exhaustive list.  There are many fine suppliers and vendors that are not listed.  This is a sampling of the resources I have experience with and have found useful.

The Parker Videos – How One Dog Got Started in K9 Nose Work:  Available at and other retailers


  • Fred Helfers;  Nose Work Handler: Foundation to Finesse; Dogwise Publishing; October 1, 2017; 144 pages
  • William Syrotuck; Scent and the Scenting Dog; Barkleigh Productions (reprint edition – January 1, 2000); 112 pages
  • Todd Osterkamp; Detector Dogs and Scent Movement:  How Weather, Terrain, and Vegetation Influence Search Strategies; CRC Press; April 17, 2020, 234 pages


Websites (primarily focused on NACSW and NACSW compatible websites):

  • National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) – Trial Division; Find Odor Recognition Tests (ORTs), Trials, Trial Results, Join NACSW, NACSW merchandise; 
  • K9 Nose Work – Education Division of the National Association of Scent Work – find webinars, NACSW-Certified Instructors, Workshops – 
  • Dogs of Course for webinars and virtual camps (and live events in non-pandemic times); 
  • Joyride K9 – online classes for Nose Work; 
  • Scent Work University for online classes; 

Facebook Groups:

  • National Association of Canine Scent Work
  • K9 Nose Work
  • Colorado Nose and Scent Work – Events and classes in Colorado and nearby states


Competition Venues (US):

  • National Association of Canine Nose Work (NACSW)
  • United State Canine Scent Sports (USCSS)
  • American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • United Kennel Club (UKC)
  • Canine Scent Sports – part of Canine Performance Events
  • K9 ABC Games


Shading and cooling gear:

  • Aluminets, Vent Locks, cooling coats, and more – 
  • Battery-operated Ryobi fans, batterie, and chargers – Home Depot
  • K9 Kool Crate Cover and K9 Kooling Coats – Saratoga Horse Works –