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 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. 


  • Canine NOSE is growing to become an institute for all who value high quality dog training. We have brought Sport Detection Dog Handlers together with Professional Detection Dog handlers in our International K9 Detection Challenge in March 2019. Most participants experienced an immediate wealth in knowledge on both sides. This was truly inspiring! 



  •   Canine NOSE is delighted to partner with knowledgeable, committed, and passionate long term partners such as Dogcenter Scentwork.


Fact is, Canine NOSE will:

  • 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 
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