Welcome to Canine NOSE

Welcome to Canine NOSE, otherwise known as K9 Nose Orientated Scentwork Education

Canine NOSE is a canine training institute located in Sappemeer, the Netherlands owned by trainer/ instructor Minke van den Bergh.  Minke's vast experience as a lecturer in Animal Husbandry & Training for Terra Agricultural College combined with her progressive and scienced-based approach to dog training has resulted in taking Canine Scent Detection to a next level within the Netherlands. 

  •  Minke enjoys consulting and training with the Scandanavian Working Dog Institute (SWDI) and has completed their 1 year Scent Detection Course for Professional Detection Dog handlers. Currently (2021) she is doing their Master Trainer Course for Professional K9 Trainers.

  • Canine NOSE is growing to become an institute for all who value high quality dog training. We bring Sport Detection Dog Handlers together with Professional Detection Dog handlers in our International K9 Detection Challenge. Most participants experience an immediate wealth in knowledge on both sides. This is truly inspiring! 

Canine NOSE strives to:

  • Take our K9 Scentwork, whether it be sport or profession, to the highest level possible also by involving trainers with exemplary knowledge and expertise. 
  • Make sure both dog and handler stay challenged, all be it on their own level
  • Give dog teams (Sport and Professional) the possibility to be assessed in an honest manner, where goals, standards and rules are clear-cut and have a fundamental integrity
  • Be able to consider the handler and their dog as a team and not only look at results but also look at the processes that lead up to the results
  • Give feedback to handlers that is both founded on science based methods and takes practical experience into account 
  • Bring different methods together to learn from each other
  • Unite alike-minded Detection-, Trailing- and Tracking schools that would like to serve the same purpose as we do and would like to tune their quality standards and their attitude to our common Code of Ethics 

Misssion Statement:

We teach, train and assess Sport & Professional dog teams striving for excellence and  are passionate about doing so with integrity, maintaining high quality training by keeping science in mind and having fun while doing so!