CEU Event: Handling Skills and Strategies

When: 05/30/2020 9:00am to 05/30/2020 5:00pm
Where: Gemini Dogs


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

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


The conversation that occurs between dog and handler in scent detection is very personal and unique to that partnership. This dialogue begins with first observing how the dog works odor, followed by the handler gleaning information about the source of odor based on their dog’s changes of behavior. The next step is for the handler to respond to that information through: movement, non-movement, leash handling, or voice, all of which provides feedback to the dog. This two-way communication between dog and handler becomes a conversation. Handling Skills and Strategies takes a closer look at the choices we make as handlers in response to our dog’s changes in behavior. Finding the right strategy for you and your dog, for the right purpose at that moment in time, is the art of handling. The brush strokes painted by the dog provide us with clues about what is happening to odor in the environment. Though we may observe these changes in behavior, we are not always sure what is the best course of action in response to them. This seminar will help you to learn what to do when your dog is in odor. Through lecture and video review, Amy will review the many handler choices we have available, and why and when we might apply certain choices over others. Videos of many types of handler scenarios encountered, with good or bad results, will help illustrate how you might provide the right support for the conditions at hand. Learn how to make the best handling choices for you and your dog and your partnership. Amy is one of the country’s most experienced K9 Nose Work® instructors and has worked with thousands of dog and handler teams, including many of the top competitive teams. As an NACSW™ Certifying Official and Judge, she has also reviewed hundreds of trials 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

Contact: Dana Crevling
 Email: Crevling@dogsofcourse.com
 Web: https://dogsofcourse.com/seminar-information/?eventid=82


Gemini Dogs
53 B Ayer Road
Littleton, MA 01460
United States