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Group Class (by level)
Date Time Location Cost:
Level 1a: Introduction to K9 Nose  Work®  Thursday, March 14, 2019 (course ends April 4) 6:00 PM Jessica Kozloff Building, Bloomsburg University Upper Campus, Bloomsburg, PA

This program is offered through the Bloomsburg University Corporation and Continuing Education Department

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Level 1b: Introduction to K9 Nose  Work®  cont. Thursday, February 7, 2019 (course ends Feb 28) 6:15 pm

St Paul's Episcopal Church
101 East Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA

$100.00 - incl. handouts  and certificate of completion
Level 3a: Introduction to Birch Thursday, February 7, 2019 (course ends Feb 28)5:00 pm

St Paul's Episcopal Church
101 East Main Street
Bloomsburg, PA

$100.00 - incl. handouts
Level 3b: Introduction to Birch (combo with Introduction to K9NW) Saturday, March 9, 2019 (no class on March 23; course ends April 6) 3:30 pm Bloomsburg, PA

$100.00 - incl. handouts and certificate of completion

Level 4b: Unpaired Birch Hides Cont. Saturday, March 9, 2019 (no class on March 23; course ends April 6) 2:00 PM

Bloomsburg, PA

$100.00 - incl. handouts and certificate of completion
Level 6: Introduction to Anise and Clove Saturday, March 9, 2019 (no class on March 23; course ends April 6) 11:00 AM

Bloomsburg, PA


Level 8: Beyond NW3 - Elite Prep'n Fun

Saturday, March 9, 2019 (no class on March 23; course ends April 6) 9:30 AM

Bloomsburg, PA



Event Date Location Details

DAY 1: "THE GREEN DOG" lecture and video presentation

DAY 2: "OUT OF THE BOX - THE GAME OF K9 NOSE WORK®" - working day (1 morning group, ​1 afternoon group; 5-6 teams per group)


Amy's bio:
NACSW™ & K9 Nose Work® Founder/Nose Work Instructor
Amy is a professional K9 trainer and handler and brings over a decade of experience to her work. She has certified teams in Narcotics and Explosives and has logged over 1500 instructional hours in detection dog training. As co-founder of K9 Nose Work, and the National Association of Canine Scent Work Association, LLC™ (NACSW), she has sought to bring that experience to companion dogs and handlers through the development of K9 Nose Work® classes and sport events.

In the canine sport world Amy has trained dogs for tracking, agility, sheep herding, protection sports, and detection. She has competed nationally with her Dutch Shepherd, Maya and took 3rd place in Narcotics Detection at the Gold Coast K9 Working Dog Trials and 1st place, open division, at the Oxnard Police K9 Foundation Inaugural Trial, 2009. Her Belgian Malinois, Seven, is a nationally certified explosives detection dog and took 1st place in the Explosives Building Search at the 2009 Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Trial and holds an APR1 IPO title.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science from NYU and is nationally certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Additionally, she is a graduate of the Balu Academy for Dog Trainers and is a John Rogerson associate here in the U.S.

Her professional memberships and affiliations include the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Southern California Dog Trainers’ Forum (SCDTF), Southern California Schutzhund Club, California Narcotics Canine Association (CNCA) and International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI). Amy has given much volunteer time and expertise to the betterment of shelter dogs. Some of Amy’s other achievements have been the 2007 President's Volunteer Service Award, spcaLA's 2005 Outstanding H.E.A.L. (Helping Enhance Animals Lives) Volunteer and 2006 Volunteer of the Year. Amy is owner of the Los Angeles based All Good Dogs, LLC.

June 1-2, 2019


9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bloomsburg, PA, area



"From Scent to Finish"
"But in a Trial" seminars with Dana Zinn, NACSW faculty member and Certifying Official

Dana's bio:
Dana Zinn has been working with and training dogs since 1999. Her many years of dog training experience include working at the spcaLA as an Animal Behavior & Training Specialist. It was the time working with dogs in the shelter that drew her to the sport of K9 Nose Work®; not only for her own dogs, but for the many dogs in need of a "job" to do.

Dana was involved in the first publicly offered Nose Work class in Long Beach, CA. She not only participated but eventually assisted in instruction. From there Dana became involved in the development of the K9 Nose Work® instructor certification program. Dana was one of the first participants to be certified as an instructor for the K9 Nose Work® curriculum approved by the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC. She is proud to be a founding faculty member and a certifying official for sanctioned NACSW trials across the country. She recently became a Supervising Certifying Official, which means she is involved in the training of new COs for NACSW.

In regard to K9 Nose Work®, her learning never stops as she continues to teach classes, instruct at camps, and compete in trials. One of her proudest moments was placing first in the 2014 NACSW National Invitational.

Saturday, November 2, 2019
9;00 am - 5:00 pm


Sunday, November 3, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bloomsburg, PA

 More details to come.

This workshop has been approved for 4 CEUs/day for CNWI.

Last Updated: December 7, 2018

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