Nosework is a fun search/scenting activity and fast growing sport in which your dog uses his/her nose and sense of smell to hunt and search out specific hidden target odors. A target odor is any odor you are training the dog to find. In Nosework, these target odors can be essential oils such as birch, anise & clove.
Training starts out in the training laboratory and as your dog progresses, the searches will extend outside the lab to building interiors, vehicles and outdoors. There are several organizations that hold trials for Nosework in which you can also compete and obtain titles on your dog.