Lola Johnson, CNWI is the owner and operator of County K9 Nose Work located in Wallowa County.
In 2010, she was introduced to the sport of K9 Nose Work® and participated in trials with her oldest dog Zita, now a 9 year old Vizsla who still loves to “find it”. Zita earned her NW1/NW2 titles and a NW3 Vehicle title. Now she is training her 5 year old Vizsla, Sissi who recently passed her birch ORT (odor recognition test).
Nose work has been a part of my life for the past nine years. This sport brought so much enjoyment to my timid and scared dog Zita. It helped build her confidence and was something fun we could do together.
Working with new dogs (and their handlers) and watching their excitement and confidence grow from week to week is so much fun. It reminds me of why Zita and I started Nose Work in the first place. What I love about K9 Nose Work® is that any dog can participate no matter their size or breed. No previous experience necessary!
Nose Work Classes
Introduction To K9 Nose Work®
Beginning level for all dogs and their people. This is a 6 week class that will focus on building your dog's natural desire to hunt and love using their nose to do this. Each class will be 1 to 1.5 hours long.
Note: We only work one dog at a time. You should plan to leave your dog in the car until it is his/her turn.
K9 Nose Work® Introduction To Odor
This class is for dogs that have completed the Introduction to K9 Nose Work® Class. The first odor (birch) will be introduced to the teams. Class focus is on learning to read your dog and improve handler skills.
K9 Nose Work® Continuing Odor
These classes are for dogs and handlers who have completed the Introduction to Odor class. Additional odors, Anise and Clove will be added as we continue to build on the dog's searching skills as we expand search areas.