Yep…who knew the nose KNOWS!
Roger Lautt brings a new sport to dog owners that assists dogs in developing calming behavior and clarity skills… in addition to deepening the bond
between owner and pet.
This new sport, known as K9 Nose Work®, is about facilitating the development of the dogs’ instinctual use of their nose and their natural desire to hunt, being rewarded with food/treats, toys and the opportunity to have fun.
Roger has been instructing shelter volunteers at DuPage County Animal Care and Control how to use K9 Nose Work® to enrich the shelter dogs’ lives.
This new “brain game” hones the problem solving skills of dogs and brings enrichment to the normally mundane routine as they await their forever homes. Through his experience and observations, Roger has found that shy dogs tend to come out of their shells, fearful dogs become more “confident” by building positive associations with novel things and older or regular adult dogs have a new outlet. All this adds up to dogs who may very well present a calmer demeanor to prospective adopters.
Find out more about Roger and K9 Nose Work atChicagoDogNose.com.
You are your dog deserve to know what the nose knows!