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Title: K9NW Teamwork: From Foundation to Trial Day

When: 01/28/2013 at 09:00 to 01/28/2013 at 16:00

Where: DOGS! Learning Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:6CBCC-KSA Knowledge:0
CPDT-KSA Skills:0CBCC-KSA Skills:0


K9NW Teamwork: From Foundation to Trial Day A non-working seminar for the human part of the team. Does that K9 Nose Work® title seem elusive? Are you worried about trial day? Does your teamwork deteriorate under pressure? Do you want to maximize your teamwork? Understanding the factors that come together on trial day can help you build a better handler strategy and training program from foundation through NW3 Elite competition. This seminar will cover the building blocks of training for dog and handler that support the ultimate teamwork on trial day through review, discussion and analysis of trial video, training footage, location photos, and demonstrations. Learn from NACSW™ founder Amy Herot, one of the most experienced K9 Nose Work® instructors and certifying officials in the world. Amy has officiated at, or attended, over 25 NW3 trials and countless NW2 and NW1 trials. She has reviewed and analyzed thousands of element tests and other training footage. Her students have titled at all levels and include 4 of the 5 NW3 Elite title holders. What to expect: The Training Process: Patience, expectations, nerves, acceptance Is your dog ready? Are you truly ready? You may be ready for trial, but your dog may not have all the foundation to go out there without support. The Walk-through: What should you be looking at? Safety and more…what’s your strategy? Search Area Analysis: Complexity for all levels – what does the location look like and what clues can you glean? Trial Day: Expectations of the dog: Trial day, environment - putting it all together in one day. Expectations of the hander. Maybe your title doesn’t happen the first time. Wanting to title: pressure and nerves. What’s at stake and does the dog know? Accept who your dog is and where they are in their learning process. Learning takes place at a trial, too. Maintain your support of your dog. After the Trial Productive learning from your trial experience, no m

Sponsor: Dogs of Course

Speaker(s): Amy Herot CPDT-KA, CNWI

Contact: Dana Crevling


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