with Kimberly Buchanan CNWI

This NACSW™-approved seminar will use videos and lecture to introduce participants to the aspects that are unique to the NW2 level of competition (as opposed to NW1). Trialing at the NW2 level presents various challenges for nose work teams, and this seminar is designed to set you in the right direction as you begin training for this title level. Videos and lecture topics will include:

* Video footage of real trial searches in all elements, followed by Kim's analysis
* Strategies for working with new types of containers and luggage, and the (dreaded) distractors
* How to train for inaccessible hides without encouraging fringing
* New complexities in vehicle, exterior and interior searches
* Building your dog's stamina and drive for multiple room interior searches
* Preventing false alerts by being an effective handler
* ....and more

For maximum benefit, it is recommended that you attend this seminar before participating in the hands-on clinics, so that you may more easily apply the learned concepts to the searches.

DATE / LOCATION Friday August 7th, 2015 / 5:00-8:00PM
Aiea, HI

Requirements for Participants: Because this is a seminar for people/handlers only (no dogs), it is open to handlers of all skill levels. Please leave your dogs at home.

A founding member of NACSW™ and one of the original seven founding instructors (CNWI), Kim has been training since 2007 and competing in K9 Nose Work since its inception. She is an NACSW faculty member, K9 Nose Work Judge and trial Certifying Official. She also runs her own dog training business, Joyride K9, which now focuses exclusively on the sport of K9 Nose Work. Kim and her Belgian Tervuren Oscar were one of the first few teams to title to an NW1 and NW2. She and her Terv Emmy were the very first to have qualified for the challenging NW3 title and the first team in NACSW history to have earned the coveted NW3 Elite title (= NW3 x 3).

In addition to K9 Nose Work®, Kim's experience includes agility, Schutzhund, Dock Diving. She and her dog Oscar have competed in the AKC Agility Nationals, AKC Agility Invitational, Cynosport World Games and the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Oscar acquired his 3rd AKC Agility Championship in 2008. Kim is currently teaching K9 Nose Work classes in Southern California and is enthusiastically helping to bring the sport of K9NW to other regions of the US through NACSW hosted workshops and trials.

To pay by check make payable to Country Canine LLC and mail to 67-321 Kiapoko Place, Waialua HI 96791. Please contact Kyoko at or (808) 728-8415 with any questions.

Refund policy: A full refund will be provided for cancellation upon email request, minus $15.00 administrative fee.

Photos © Tor Johnson