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K9 NOSE WORK SCENTING SEMINAR Saturday, November 6, 2010: 9am – 4:30pm
with Ron Gaunt and Amy Herot, Co-founders of K9 Nose Work and National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW)

Cost: $145 working spot, $75 auditing spot (Full day seminar and includes lunch)

Intro to Nose Work:
Any breed can do it ** All ages of dogs and people can do it ** You can play it anywhere ** Uses minimal equipment ** Great mental and physical outlet ** Relationship builder ** Builds the dog’s focus and confidence ** IT’S PLAIN FUN!

K9 Nose Work, the exciting new detection-style sport is designed to develop dogs’ natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy.

In this one-day introductory workshop, we concentrate on the basic concepts and foundation skills for dogs and handlers. A PowerPoint presentation covers basics to competition and the development of the National Association of Canine Scent Work. The 7-hour indoor session is limited to 10 working spots and unlimited auditing spots. The workshop structure is ideal for shy or reactive dogs since each dog/handler team works one at a time and all other dogs are resting in their crates while waiting their turn. Each dog works individually several times during the day.

About the instructors:
Ron Gaunt has lived and worked with dogs the majority of his life. Ron began working with dogs and training for police Dog work in 1970. He has trained, worked and managed service dogs for more than 40 years consecutively. During Ronʼs 12-year tenure in the K9 unit with the Inglewood Police Department, he had the honor of working with three different K9 partners. Among Ronʼs many accomplishments are multiple national certifications in detection, both explosives and narcotics. Along with many years of training detection dogs, Ron has trained hundreds of dogs for police work encompassing all aspects of K9 police work. One of Ronʼs many accomplishments was that of Master Trainer. In 1981 Ron was the K-9 Program Director with the Inglewood Police Department and the training director of the Los Angeles Schutzhund Club.

Amy Herot 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 Works, and the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW), she has sought to bring that experience to companion dogs and handlers through the development of nose work classes and sport events. 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.

This will be held in Carson City, Nevada. Please contact for a registration form.

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