About Us



Welcome to River Poodles Training!

River Poodles Training, LLC is owned and operated by Judy Harris and operates in Central Missouri.  Judy travels extensively promoting nose work by teaching all levels of nose work classes and holding workshops and clinics.  Judy is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) through the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW™), a NACSW™ Certifying Official, a NACSW™ Supervising CO and a NACSW™ ORT Coordinator.

Judy has over 10 years of experience training and competing in a wide variety of dog sports.   She has handled dogs who have achieved the following titles:

  • AKC Champion Tracker
  • NACSW™ K9 Nose Work Elite CH
  • AKC MACH Agility
  • AKC & UKC Open Obedience 
  • Barn Hunt Senior

Her standard poodle Desi crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on 11-2-18.  He was retired and had earned the Champion Tracker and NACSW™ Elite 2 title.  Moni has earned the Elite CH title which is the highest level of competition through NACSW™.  Ritz has earned the NW3 title and is working toward the Elite title. Razz has earned his NW2 title and is having fun working nose work puzzles, learning the tracking game and lots of other fun games.  Ritz and Razz are both learning about field work , agility and Barn Hunt and having a ball.

Judy has been interested in scent work for many years through tracking then NACSW™ expanded her opportunities for more nose work fun.  She continues her education in scent training through camps, workshops, seminars and private training.  

She offers group classes and private nose work lessons in mid Missouri. 

Contact Judy at riverpoodles@gmail.com for information about classes, private lessons or a workshop/clinic in your area. 


Upcoming Nose Work Trials

Mark your calendars:

I will be working on a new date for the   Marshfield, MO trial.

November 7-8, 2020 Rocky Mount, MO

January 16-17, 2021 Lake Butler, F:

February 27-28, 2021 Keystone Heights, FL

March 13-14, 2021 Lake Butler, FL


Nose Work Classes


Events and Classes

K9 Nose Work® classes (all Levels) are held in Ozark, Missouri and in the Jefferson City/Central Missouri area.  

This sport is a fun search and scenting activity for all dogs and people. This easy-to-learn sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to find a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

For more information contact Judy Harris at riverpoodles@gmail.com or call 573-690-4188.

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River Poodles Training, LLC

116 Chevy Chase Lane, New Bloomfield, MO 65063, US

(573) 690-4188