Both group and private lessons are available through the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District. Each set of classes meets weekly for 6 weeks and is 60-90 min in length, depending on the number of dogs in class (max 8). Each dog works separately and is crated in his handler’s car when not working; reactive and shy dogs can participate because they are not around any other dog during classes. Elderly and handicapped dogs are also accommodated, including blind, deaf, and paralyzed dogs using a cart. Please contact Georgia directly for more information regarding ADD (American Dogs with Disabilities) in nosework.


All winter 2013 classes are offered both on Sundays, Jan 13 – Feb 17 and Tuesdays Jan 15 – Feb 19. The current schedule can also be found at:, listed in the “General Interest” section under “Sports for Dogs.”

NW1 – Beginning Nosework: 11 am – 12:30 pm
NW2A – Introduction to Odor: not offered this session, will be available in March 2013
NW2B – Working with Odor: 1 pm – 2:30 pm
NW3 – Continuing Nosework: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
NWPL – Private Lessons: No set schedule, $25/hr/dog




Click here for on-line registration for group classes listed under “Sports for Dogs”.  For private classes, please contact Georgia directly to arrange a mutually-convenient schedule.


SWPRD office building
5475 Maxwelton Road
Langley WA 98260