Understanding Odor Movement and the Dog's Change of Behavior in the Search Environment
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Valerie Casperite (A Better Trained Dog LLC) is pleased to host
“Understanding Odor Movement and the Dog’s Change of Behavior in the Search Environment”
3 CEUs for CNWI
Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
WonderDogs, 424D Kelly Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091
With a new year of trial opportunities just beginning, wouldn’t you like to feel more confident in your ability to read and support your dog in searches? No matter what level you are training or competing at, the more you know about how odor behaves under various environmental conditions, the better you will be able to understand your dog and the more efficient your handling will be.
This seminar is open to all Nose Work enthusiasts from any venue, whether your dog is proficient in all the target odors or is still on primary (food).
Donna Hreniuk has a long history of Search and Rescue experience, specializing in Human Remains Detection (HRD) work since 1989. She has also certified her dogs in other search and rescue disciplines, including air scent wilderness, water search, and disaster recovery.
Donna is the Training Director for the NJ Rescue & Recovery K9 Unit as well as being one of its founding members. Donna’s current K9 partner is Zeke, a German Shepherd, who is being trained as a HRD dog. Donna is also a Certified Nose Work Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) and serves as a Judge and Supervising/Elite Certifying Official for NACSW trials. She is co-owner of Sirius K-9 Solutions, a business that is involved in training dogs to locate various insects that are detrimental to the environment.
With her many years of experience, Donna is a sought-after presenter on the topic of scent theory.
About the seminar:
The seminar will include a video presentation in the morning and live demonstrations in the afternoon. Afternoon work will most likely take place indoors, but some may take place outdoors. Participants will observe working teams as they are coached through odor scenarios designed to illustrate information presented in the morning.
WORKING SPOTS - Filled
Working spots will be limited to 12 handlers (one dog per handler). Working dogs should be able to work comfortably in close proximity to large groups of people and to rest quietly in a crate very near other crated dogs when not working. Handlers must provide their own crates. Please be mindful of your dog’s temperament and personality if you are considering a working spot. Reactive dogs would not be good candidates for working spots.
Working teams can choose to work out of their cars, but parking may be some distance from the building and dogs must be able to wait quietly and be non-disruptive to other businesses and nearby residences.
Please do not bring non-working dogs to the seminar. Only working dogs will be permitted in the building.
WHAT TO BRING
Auditing and working spots: Portable chair, notetaking supplies, weather-appropriate shoes and outerwear, lunch, beverage
Working spots: Crate, cover for the crate, water bowl, treats, doggy clean up supplies, long line
Working Spots: $150 Auditing Spots: $95
Lunch and beverages are not included. There are numerous places nearby to purchase lunch, or you may bring your own.
Please fill out the Registration Form and mail it with your payment.
Please make checks payable to: Valerie Casperite
Mail your Registration Form and Payment to:
Valerie Casperite - SEMINAR
630 Manor Rd
Beverly, NJ 08010
50% refund for cancellations received before January 1, 2020.
No refunds for cancellations after January 1, 2020.
No refunds for no-shows.
Working Spots are only transferable upon approval from the host.