"OUT OF THE BOX - THE GAME OF K9 NOSE WORK®" with AMY HEROT, NACSW CO-FOUNDER
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
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. www.allgooddogs.biz
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"From Scent to Finish"
"But in a Trial" seminars with Dana Zinn, NACSW faculty member and Certifying Official
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
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
| Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Sunday, October 20, 2019||Bloomsburg, PA || More details to come.|