Why Games in Nose Work are Serious Business Webinar
Why Games in Nose Work are Serious Business Webinar

Why Games in Nose Work are Serious Business Webinar

Why Games in Nose Work are Serious Business Webinar

Regular price $35.00
  • Trial Prep Program
  • Instructors: Michael McManus and Natalie McManus
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Continual Access

Michael and Natalie McManus have been focusing on using Games to teach important concepts in Nose Work for over 10 years. Science has discovered that the number of repetitions it takes to learn something is enormously reduced if it is approached through a game. Games also allow us to expose handlers to calibrated stress in a non-trial environment, where we can focus on improvements, not just outcomes.

In this webinar, Michael and Natalie will cover the theory behind the why and how of playing games in Nose Work, show several of their favorite games, and explain how you can modify games for your own context. Perhaps they will even inspire you to create your own!


Are you looking for more creative ways to build skills for your dog, yourself as a handler and your team overall? Be certain to order The Nose Work Games Catalog directly from Michael and Natalie McManus through their business Ready Sit Go Dog Training.



This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.


"It was very informative and seeing search areas set up was great." Doreen H.

"I loved it! It flowed so nicely." Carol M.

"The explanation of the games including the skills" Stephanie S.

"I liked the fact that the games could be done in either groups or individually and could also be done virtually.  Mike and Natalie were excellent in not only explaining how to play the game,  but also what the benefits of playing the game were." Judith F.

"Absolutely fabulous webinar!  Wow!  The McManuses are very creative.  I was hoping for games that would further develop communication with my dog, skills to work through pooling odor, and skills to build independence - important skills that my dog and I need to work on as we advance in nose work.  And that there is an e-book with these games and more - icing on the cake!" Diane W.

"The presenters are very engaging and fun to listen to.  The information was explained well and definitely sounds doable. I think it won't be too hard to present the games to students." Noreen L.

"Michael & Natalie are a knowledgeable and friendly team that provided thorough informative outlines and videos. Great job, Dianna! Thank you." Raymond V. 

"The enthusiasm of Michael and Natalie is infectious.  I did get their book and the next thing on my agenda is to look at it!  I have always been in awe of their imaginations and ability to make games that are truly worth playing for so many reasons.  Thanks for having so many great webinars, Dianna!" Judy A.


The theory will be applicable to anyone serious about Nose Work. The discussion of individual games will be geared toward instructors or those who might want to offer games to their students/friends. Some games can be played on one's own, but most are best played in a group.

Scent Work Instructor

Michael McManus

Virtual Program Instructor

Natalie McManus

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- Continual access to the replay.
- Access to all associated resources.
- May email speaker with questions.

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