CEU Event: K9 Nose Work Building Blocks: The Exercises

When: 11/23/2019 9:00am to 11/24/2019 5:00pm
Where: Bessemer Civic Center


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 6.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 9.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00


K9 Nose Work Building Blocks Building and maintaining the versatile and confident K9 Nose Work Dog. Whether your dog is a professional search/scent dog or sport dog, there are many common traits, skills and working styles that are desirable in a working scent detection dog. Developing a good search dog begins with a training program tailor made for the dog in front of you. The trainer must understand how to adapt the exercises and pace the training speed appropriately for the dog to build and maintain a versatile and confident K9 Nose Work dog. This two-part seminar series will focus on a large variety of training exercises and the details, variations, and examples of how to adjust the exercises for all skill levels, different types of dogs, and environments. Amy will cover how to set up exercises that build on the dog’s expectations and cumulative learning as well as how to troubleshoot. Learn how and when to adjust your training or shift the environment for success without overstepping to help the dog. Together, the two-part series (November 2019 and TBA 2020) will provide the handler with a broad picture of developing a well-rounded, versatile and confident scent detection dog. The seminar is intended to be viewed in two integrated segments that, when applied together, will cover baseline exercises, environmental influence and perspective, and troubleshooting exercises for all levels. Build the search dog of your dreams. Part One: The Exercises - starts by covering exercises you can do in your everyday training environment. On Saturday, Amy will review various skills and the types/categories of exercises to employ and will illustrate how to adapt and adjust these exercises based on the level and experience of the dog. The emphasis will be on the learning acquisition of skill sets and how to use these exercises as important building blocks for continued development and maintenance training to support all levels of competition. On Sunday, Amy will guide dog and handler teams through exercises that will demonstrate concepts from Saturday's lecture.

Sponsor:Stay Curious Nose Work / Flint Hill K-9 Training LLC
Speaker(s):Amy Herot, CPDT-KA

Contact: Leah Gangelhoff
 Email: leah@flinthillk9.com
 Phone: 205-267-7793
 Web: https://www.staycuriousnosework.com/events


Bessemer Civic Center
1130 9th Ave SW
Bessemer, AL 35022
United States