with Jill Marie O'Brien CPDT-KA, CNWI

This seminar and workshop is designed to guide the participants through a typical NW1 trial setup, what to expect when participating in a NACSW™ NW1 trial, and all the preparation work needed to get there. The day will consist of lecture and video, as well as hands on work with the dogs so that teams can leave with a better understanding of how to enhance their training and handling in order to achieve success at a trial. Although the emphasis of the workshop is trialing, the topics will be useful to any team doing nose work, whether they plan to compete or not.

NW1 is the first of three titles in the competition of K9 Nose Work®. An NW1 trial consists of the four search elements of containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicles. More info at:

>> Your dog knows the nose work game and is working with at least the first odor of Birch
>> Your dog has experienced a variety of search locations and all four search elements
>> Your dog will search many objects, not just boxes to find its reward
>> Your dog has built stamina to do several searches and maintain focus and energy
>> You know what really motivates your dog and it overrides other interests (in people, dogs, environments)
>> Your dog shows a good level of odor obedience and is moving toward participating in its first ORT.

Note: This workshop will utilize the K9 Nose Work® methodology as it relates to the training portion, however NACSW™ trials are open to all teams regardless of training methodology.

Saturday November 2nd, 2013 / 9:00am to 5:00pm
WORKING SPOT: $135 per person (attending with your dog)
OBSERVER SPOT: $50 per person (attending without a dog)

Requirements for Working Participants (limited to 8 dogs per day): Dogs must be able to stay quietly in a crate out of the owner's sight when not working. Participant must provide crate.

Download a PDF with the above information here: 11-2-2013NW1TrialPrepWorkshop.pdf
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.

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Please contact Kyoko at or (808) 728-8415 to if you prefer to pay by check.

Refund policy: A full refund will be provided upon email request, minus $15.00 administrative fee, prior to October 2nd, 2013. Refunds requested for working spots after this time will be provided only if your spot can be filled.

Photos Tor Johnson