CEU Event: Dogs in Odor - Painting the Scent Picture

When: Ongoing
Where: Dogs' Learning Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 6.50 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


The canine-human partnership is one of constant two-way communication. When working detector dogs of any type, the handler must learn to be an astute observer of the dog. The dog is the architect of a beautiful drawing of what is happening with odor. The process in which the dog recognizes odor, responds to odor, triangulates odor and/or works out a series of complex odor problems is the process the handler must learn, follow and support. Every change of behavior in the dog is another brush stroke that progresses the scent picture for the handler. The handler’s responsibility is to take in that information and assess its meaning, identify a strategy and support the dog in pursuit of the odor. The subtleties in the changes of behavior are significant as the dog encounters more challenging searches, environments and odor problems. All becoming more challenging under the time pressure in competition. Through lecture and video review, this seminar will cover the details of dog communication in painting that scent picture. Videos of many kinds of odor problems and environments are included to illustrate how the dog works a problem and what the handler needs to focus on to provide the right support. The alert is part of a chain reaction of events that create an overall scent picture that the dog must decipher hide by hide. Amy is one of the country’s most experienced K9 Nose Work® instructors. In addition to teaching many of the top competitive teams, she has also reviewed hundreds of trial videos that have provided important insights into training and handling for success. This seminar is open to all K9 Nose Work® and scent work enthusiasts.

Sponsor:Dogs of Course
Speaker(s):Amy Herot, CPDT-KA, NACSW Co-founder

Contact: Dana Crevling
 Email: crevling@dogsofcourse.com
 Web: http://www.dogsofcourse.com/


Dogs' Learning Center
12 Kane Industrial Drive, #12
Hudson, MA 01749
United States