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 - THE GAME OF K9 NOSE WORK®" - working day (1 morning group, 1 afternoon group; 5-6 teams per group)
More details to come.
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
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO TO COME!
5 CEUs/day for CNWI
"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.
Introduction to K9 Nose Work for Shelter Dogs
(Topic to be determined)
with NACSW co-founder Jill-Marie O'Brien
Jill Marie has been working with and
training dogs since 1987. Formerly she was the Director of Behavior and
Training for spcaLA, a major Animal Welfare Organization in the Southern
California area since 1996. During her tenure there she oversaw the
creation and development of that agency's first Animal Behavior and
Training Department in its 130 plus year history.
Jill Marie's years of dog training experience includes agility,
tracking, Animal Assisted Therapy, Schutzhund and detection training
along with many hours of K9 Nose Work development and instruction. Jill
Marie is co-founder of the National Association of Canine Scent Work
Jill Marie has organized multiple educational events featuring some of
the most sought-after lecturers and behavior experts in the world
supporting her belief in education for humans as much as for the dogs.
Jill Marie is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, long time member of the
Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a facilitator for the Southern
California Dog Trainers Forum.
Jill Marie and her dog Beckett are a nationally certified Narcotics
Detection Team and took 1st place, novice division in the Oxnard Police
K9 Inaugural Trial, 2009.
|Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020 ||Bloomsburg, PA ||More details to come |