Riverwood Downs recently played host to the inaugural ACSW K9 Nose Work Camp, and it was nothing short of fantastic. Marion Brand and Jennifer Gambell put together a one-of-a-kind event that brought together dogs and their dedicated handlers for an unforgettable experience.

Under the guidance of renowned K9 Nose Work® Founders, CNWI trainers from America and Australian experts in the field, participants embarked on an immersive journey into the world of scent detection. From the moment they arrived, the camp buzzed with anticipation and canine enthusiasm. Dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes showcased their incredible olfactory skills, demonstrating their prowess in locating hidden scents with remarkable precision.

The K9 Nose Work Down Under Camp instructors and logistics team. June 2023

The camp offered a diverse range of classes designed to hone both the dogs’ and handlers’ abilities. Attendees eagerly participated in scent puzzles, challenging searches, and skill-building exercises. Expert trainers provided invaluable insights and strategies, equipping everyone with a deeper understanding of scent work techniques.

The camaraderie and sense of community at the K9 Nose Work Camp was very evident. Attendees bonded over their shared passion for working their dogs and exchanged valuable knowledge, anecdotes, and training tips.

As the inaugural K9 Nose Work Camp in Australia drew to a close, there was an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in the air. Participants departed with a newfound zeal for scent detection and a renewed commitment to their ongoing training journeys. The success of this event has paved the way for future camps, promising even greater adventures and discoveries on the horizon. Keep wagging those tails and exploring the amazing abilities of our four-legged friends!

Small groups of working teams and auditors had the opportunity to work up close with the instructors.