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Title: K9 Nose Work: Handle It!

When: 08/17/2013 at 08:30 to 08/17/2013 at 16:00

Where: Orange Empire Dog Club


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An official NACSW educational offering: Seminar with NACSW™ Founder, Amy Herot, CPDT-KA K9NW: Handle It! A non-working seminar for the human part of the team. Handling a dog in K9 Nose Work is an art form, developed and honed over time through observation and practice. Body language, leash management, patterns, expectations, foundation, and environment are some of the factors that affect your handling choices and handling success. Nothing replaces experience to help you internalize and finesse the necessary skills for good handling, but a starting place is understanding and observation of the end goal. Amy Herot, NACSW™ co-founder, and professional detection trainer/handler will guide you through the myriad of handling factors and examine the pros and cons in various scenarios, and at different stages of training. Review and discussion of video, along with demonstrations will help the handler develop additional tools for their training program, with an emphasis on understanding handling as applicable and appropriate for your dog. This non-working seminar is open to all K9 Nose Work® enthusiasts. It is recommended that you have passed an ORT and are training to trial, but not required. TOPICS: • What is Handling? • Body language (pressure, blocking, movement, space) • Presentation • Line Management (training vs. application once skills are acquired) • Communication (two-way) • Working a search area • Patterns • Handling Choices • Options and how they affect handling • Equipment (for different searches or element) • Equipment proficiency • Cross-Trained Dogs • Location requirements • Does Your Dog….? • Need support/confidence • Need more focus • Chase odor • Catalog • Walk Odor • Stick to one hide only • Have size challenges • Have physical challenges • Have Experience; How much? • Element Specific Handling • What is the dog searching? • Analysis of the search area from a handling perspective • Practic

Sponsor: Joyride K9 Dog Training

Speaker(s): Amy Herot

Contact: Kimberly Buchanan


Orange Empire Dog Club
18225 Santa Ana Avenue

Bloomington, CA 92316
United States