with Jill Marie O'Brien CPDT-KA, CNWI and Kimberly Buchanan CNWI

The morning portion of the day will be a mock NW1 trial featuring all 4 search elements (Vehicle, Interior, Exterior, Container). The goal will be for dog/handler teams to correctly identify the hide location in each of the elements. Although the mock trial will not award actual titles, the event will be run like a real trial and will help participants prepare for future competition.

The afternoon portion of the day will consist of a video review of the mock trial as well as a hands-on clinic to further develop teamwork and skills.

DATE / LOCATION Monday February 17th, 2014 (President's Day)
Waialua Community Association historic gym -
66-434 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa ~ View Map
FULL DAY WORKING SPOT: $100 for first dog, $90 for second dog
OBSERVER SPOT: $50 per person
MOCK TRIAL ONLY $50 for first dog, $45 for second dog

Requirements for Working Participants (limited to 25 dogs per day): Dogs must be on birch odor (may be pairing with food).

Jill Marie has been training dogs for over twenty years and is a certified professional dog trainer, certified nose work instructor, and co-founder of K9 Nose Work® and the National Association of Canine Scent Work. In addition to having been Director of Behavior and Training at a major animal welfare organization in Southern California for 14 years, Jill has extensive experience in agility, tracking, Schutzhund and detection training. She and her dog Beckett are a nationally certified Narcotics Detection Team.
A founding member of NACSWª 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. In 2009, Kim began a collaboration with K9 Nose Work® founder Amy Herot on the official NACSW approved product line through All Good Dogs, LLC, the only currently approved odor kit supplier for sanctioned trials and events. 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.

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

Refund policy: A full refund will be provided upon email request, minus $15.00 administrative fee, prior to January 15th, 2014. Refunds requested after this time will be provided only if your spot can be filled.

Photos © Tor Johnson