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Connecting with your dog

Seeking to cultivate joy and strengthen the bond with your furry companion? Eager to delve into your dog's natural talents while nurturing trust, communication, and a deeper connection between you both?

K9 Nose Work is the exhilarating journey of discovery and camaraderie, where you get to view the world through your dog's remarkable sense of smell... and they get the added benefit of doing what they do best!

Through my group classes, private lessons, virtual coaching and events, we'll uncover excitement, wonder, and teamwork, all led by your best friend. And for those inclined towards competition, we'll cultivate confident and capable teammates on both ends of the leash, guiding you towards your goals.

In-person K9 Nose Work
Classes & Private Lessons
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Nose Work Coaching

About Me

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
Certified Nose Work Instructor

My lifelong fascination with canines, especially their unique ability to work alongside humans, inspires me every day. Driven by my boundless curiosity about how dogs think and learn, I've been nose deep in the professional in the fields of dog training, scent-detection, and K9 Nose Work since 2011.


I'm a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the CCPDT, a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI™) through the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NASCW), and the Executive Director and professional detection canine handler with Conservation Dogs Collective, Inc. I continually seek out regular continuing education to keep current with the latest in science-based, positive reinforcement training methods and love sharing my knowledge with my students and colleagues. 

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Philosophy & Approach

My personal and professional vow is to work with people and dogs using humane, reward-based learning methods. My work is centered around using training techniques that empower the learner to be a part of the learning process. As a teacher, I love to have fun while engaging with my students and do my best to set up a successful, healthy learning environment. I do not condone or use methods that inflict physical or psychological pain on the canine companions or humans I have the honor of working with. 


Transformative Support

Nosework with Laura has been transformative for both my dogs who struggle with confidence and fear. Since starting training Laura has provided support and guidance to support both of them and their human too!

~ Connie, Cherub & Teddy

Increased Confidence 

We love nose work training with Laura. Laura sets challenging hides at a variety of locations we would never have access to. As our searches progress, Laura shares what she’s seeing from her vantage point. This information is so helpful as we work through the searches. The variety of search locations help raise Wyatt and Emma’s confidence levels with each hide they find. Thanks so much Laura!

~ Linda, Emma & Wyatt


Commitment to reward-based, humane training

Recommended by Veterinarians and Training Colleagues

Certified Nose Work Instructor, Approved NACSW ORT & Trial Judge

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