Two Days of Nose Work Workshops and Two Coaching Days –
Leah Gangelhoff, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CNWI, and NACSW™ Senior Faculty Member, Trial Judge, and Trial Certifying Official
Saturday Feb. 4 Workshop: Building a “Hold My Beer!” Dog, Drive and Determination
Sunday Feb. 5 Workshop: "Formula for Success - Loading Your Toolbox"
Jamestown 4-H Educational Center 3751 4 H Club Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185
Building a “Hold my Beer!” Dog Drive building is something that is inherent in the foundation of the K9 Nose Work training philosophy. As we begin to focus on our dog’s development and our development as handlers we spend much time building skills we and our dogs need for competition. During this time it is important to not leave drive building by the wayside. We will explore ways to infuse your training with concepts and exercises that build excitement and joy and thereby drive, in your dog’s searching. As a progression of training, it is also important to build and foster your dog’s determination to get to source, no matter the type of scent problem they encounter. We will examine ways that we can bring importance to the arrival at source that create a dog who will not leave a scent problem until they have achieved success! "Formula for Success - Loading Your Toolbox" This workshop focuses on skills and practices at all levels that will bolster what you have in your trial toolbox. There are many different areas for both dog and handler that we can work specifically on in training that can come together at different times in our trialing to bring us success and give us that competitive edge. We may never use them all at once on any one given trial day, but to give yourself time in training to rehearse them and build positive associations for your dog so that when the time comes that you could use them, they are atre's where you can enter in text.
"Formula for Success - Loading Your Toolbox" This workshop focuses on skills and practices at all levels that will bolster what you have in your trial toolbox. There are many different areas for both dog and handler that we can work specifically on in training that can come together at different times in our trialing to bring us success and give us that competitive edge. We may never use them all at once on any one given trial day, but to give yourself time in training to rehearse them and build positive associations for your dog so that when the time comes that you could use them, they are at the ready.
In order to illustrate more exercise examples throughout the workshop days working dogs may be split up into groups that run different exercises.
Participants who would like a working spot must be willing to audit if they do not get selected.
We cannot take registrations from people who only want to work a dog in order to attend. At the time of registration, all participants will pay the workshop fee of $125.00 per day (by _Jan 19,2023 and $150 per day after Jan 19,2023) as listed below and indicate in their registration whether they are submitting their dog to the pool for a working spot.
Cancellation deadline- Jan 19,2023
Working spots will be chosen approximately two weeks before the event (Jan 22,2023).
If a team is selected, the participant will then pay an additional $75.00 for the working spot. Teams selected for a working spot will be notified by email including a link to submit additional payment within 3 days of receipt of the email.
Working teams will be selected based on their skill level and an effort to show a variety of dogs and styles for the learning benefit of all working and auditing participants. A wait list of those not chosen will be created in case spots open up before the date of the workshop.
Dogs who are fearful, environmentally sensitive, or reactive/aggressive toward people or more than mildly reactive with other dogs would not be well suited for this type of workshop format. About the Working Dog Teams:
• Dogs must be able to stay quietly in their crated location out of sight from their handlers.
• Dogs will need to be comfortable crated in a kennel or staying in the car. Please bring bedding and whatever your dog needs to be made comfortable and warm enough in between working exercises.
• Dogs with mild environmental sensitivities are welcome; however, working dogs should be comfortable being watched by a group of people and not have any extreme environmental concerns.
•Only one dog/handler team per household will be selected but you may submit more than one of your dogs for consideration.
• We will let you know if your dog is selected to work as we are looking for a variety of levels/breeds/sizes.
The additional fee for a working spot is $75 in addition to the regular workshop fee.
This fee will be payable online at a link given to you in the notification email. This fee must be paid within 3 days of notification of your selection for a working spot which will be approximately 2 weeks before the event.
SEMINAR COST: 1 day $125 auditor + $75 for working spot to total $215.00
Coaching day $ 225 per team/per day
PLEASE BRING YOUR CCPDT NUMBER WITH YOU SO I MAY APPLY YOUR CEU’S. CEU’s can be submitted at the completion of the seminar
REFRESHMENT/LUNCH: Coffee, water, soda, snacks and Lunch will be provided on seminar days. Please advise of dietary restrictions such as vegetarian.
WHAT TO BRING:
• Chairs will be available at the facility or you may opt to bring your own chair
• Wear weather-appropriate clothes and shoes, as we may be working outside.
• Note taking supplies.
• See Dog Policies below.
DOG POLICIES: If you’re local and not working a dog please leave your dog at home if possible. If you’re traveling, however, obviously your dog may need to be with you if you are attending both days.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds will be given, less a $25 non-refundable administration fee for a one-day registration if notice of cancellation is received by 30 days prior to the event date.( Jan 10,2023) Notices should be in writing ONLY and should be emailed to email@example.com. You MUST hear back from me with a confirmation of your cancellation for it to be valid. We are not responsible for any unreceived emails. If notice is not received by 30 days prior to the event date, no refund will be given unless your spot can be filled from the wait list (the non-refundable administrative fee still applies). A written note back from me within 5 working days, will confirm your cancellation.
VIDEO AND AUDIO-TAPING Audio and/or videotaping is not permitted in general, however, working participants only may have someone videotape only their own dog if they wish. The rule is that only ONE other video camera that is not one of the presenters can be taping and only if requested by the handler currently running a dog.
LODGING: Williamsburg is a very dog friendly town.
Please contact Pam Schwentner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance finding lodging.
For additional information, please email email@example.com or call me at 919 260 7176.
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