2 DAYS WITH AMY HEROT, NACSW CO-FOUNDER AND CPDT-KA
DAY 1: "The Green K9NW Dog – Target Odor Acquisition, Development and Maintenance" lecture and video presentation
This seminar focuses on the training and development of green dogs (a
year or older) from the dog’s introduction to a target odor through
solving complex odor problems. The odor ready dog will be an easy and
fast transition if you lay the right groundwork. Introduction to odor
has many variations and most critical is understanding of the learning
conditions, history and environmental impact for that dog.
sport of K9 Nose Work has gained in popularity, many ideas, methods, and
processes are being shared. Amy will review the developmental
benchmarks that would be the standard for a green dog and various
processes for working dogs on odor and how to help assess the best
training plan for you and your dog. Knowing your dog and being realistic
about their abilities will have an effect on their success in learning.
seminar features dogs that are one year or older and follows some of
the dogs featured in The Young K9NW Dog. There will be some highlights
for those just getting started in K9NW or considerations for very young
dogs. The primary emphasis however will be geared towards behaviorally
mature dogs that are getting started on odor and how to cultivate their
drive for odor and their continued development to work complex odor
problems. Amy will also cover handling and proper management of target
odor, expanding the odor repertoire, troubleshooting and fundamentals
about odor obedience and importance.
Whether you have your new
dog, will be getting one in the future, want to better understand your
current dog on odor, or are a K9 Nose Work teacher, this seminar will
provide insights and lots of practical information.
DAY 2: "OUT OF THE BOX - GAMES FOR K9 NOSE WORK® DOGS" - working day (1 morning group, 1 afternoon group; 5-6 teams per group)
The booming activity and sport of K9 Nose Work along with its many offshoots has brought thousands of dog and people together in their scenting partnership.
It’s easy in the pursuit of more knowledge, better skills and competition to leave behind the joys of scent work and the fundamentals that keep your game at a high level. The engagement of the mind and the confidence for both dog and human are key to pushing the envelope of skill and strategy at every level. Ever important to the partnership is to keep the desire and motivation for the work high on the list and in heavy rotation on your training plan.
This workshop will look at ways to spice up your training and strengthen the mental engagement, excitement and fun for you and your dog. We will examine what kinds of things bring understanding and relaxation simultaneously with fun and eagerness to your practice sessions.
If you have any of the following questions, your training may need an infusion of new ideas?
How do I maintain the energy in my dog?
How do I speed up my dog?
Why does my dog seem flat?
Why aren’t we having fun anymore?
The goal is to get YOU thinking differently and how to get a fresh look at how you are training. We will analyze various causes and revisit the right kind of fundamentals that support the dog’s development.
With demo dogs, exercises and video analysis we will explore how to creatively build games into your training.
The joy of the scent partnership is rooted in the surprise, and pursuit of the unknown. An exploration has to be one that both dog and handler desire together. We will look at ways to create good practice sessions and tap into the game for your dog and think out of the box!
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
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
|Jerseytown/Madison Township Community Center |
29 Jerseytown Rd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Download the registration form HERE.
5 CEUs/day for CNWI
Day 1: 6.5
Day 2: 9.75
1 day (Saturday or Sunday): $150.00
Saturday and Sunday (2 days): $275.00
Working teams: Priority will be given to participants who attended the Saturday seminar. If selected as a working dog team, an additional fee of $50.00 is due within one week of notice.
"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, 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.