photoK9 Nose Work® for Shelter Dogs

Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Unlimited auditors

Shelter and rescue dogs often have unknown pasts that lead to unwanted, and sometimes unpredictable behavior. K9 Nose Work offers a tailored workshop designed to address the special needs of these dogs. By engaging these once neglected and mistreated dogs in the activity of K9 Nose Work you’ll bring real and positive change to their behavior.

Happy, confident, approachable dogs find safe, lifelong homes with caring people. K9 Nose Work can help make the transition from shelter or rescue to permanent home, a positive experience.

Lunch will be provided for all partipants.


Introduction to Trialing

Sunday, November 2, 2014 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10 working spots (first come first serve)
Unlimited auditors

This seminar and workshop is designed to guide the participants through a typical NW1 trial setup, what to expect when participating in an NACSW™ NW1 trial, and all the preparation work needed to get there.

The day will consist of lecture and video, as well as hands on work with the dogs so that teams can leave with a better understanding of how to enhance their training and handling in order to achieve success at a trial. Although the emphasis of the workshop is trialing, the topics will be useful to any team doing nose work, whether they plan to compete or not.

A NW1 trial consists of four search elements: containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicles.

The following is required for working participant:

  • Your dog knows the nose work game and is working with at least the first odor of Birch
  • Your dog has experienced a variety of search locations and all four search elements
  • Your dog will search many objects, not just boxes to find its reward
  • Your dog has built stamina to do several searches and maintain focus and energy
  • You know what really motivates your dog and it overrides other interests in the environment
  • Your dog shows a good level of odor obedience and is moving toward participating in its first ORT or have passed your Birch ORT.
Lunch is provided for all participants.