$70 – $450

2-Day Nose Work Seminar and Workshop with Fred Helfers

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Fort Laudedale Police Officers Association Hall

4500 SW 13th St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

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2-Day Nose Work Seminar and Workshop with Fred Helfers

October 26-27, 2019

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Association Hall

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Co-Sponsored by: Paws 4 Fun, Dog Blessed Training and The Loose Leash Academy


  • Do you and your dog participate in Nose Work®, Barn Hunt, Tracking, or Scent Detection work and want to improve your skills in reading your dog and being a better team?

  • Do you want to learn more about your dog’s nose and all that it can do?

  • Do you want to know how odor works and how it impacts your dog?

Saturday:

TRAINING FOR SUCCESS

This classroom only seminar will provide thought provoking and enlightened training techniques for the dog and handler. The presentation will also discuss the theory behind the facets of building a successful nosework dog team. Utilizing work sheets the student will be able to quickly learn how to memorialize their observations into written formats.

The seminar will cover the following subjects:

  • Understanding a Detection Dog training program - Developing training goals for you and your dog by implementing a regular training program.
  • Training on Converging Odors – Using this exercise to educate your dog and yourself.

  • Inaccessible Hides - How to increase your dog’s drive to focus on the source.

  • How to Obtain Confidence as a detection dog handler - Learn how your behavior and mindset as a handler influences your detection dog.

The seminar will be presented using video reviews of professional and Nosework dog teams in conjunction with power point presentations. This is a classroom presentation for humans only - no dogs please.

OLFACTION AND ODORS

The Nosework dog handler must learn to interpret their dog’s behavior when detecting odor molecules. The handler should have an understanding of the dog’s olfactory system and the odor molecules the dog detects. This seminar is for everyone who has a dog and is interested in how dogs use their nose to detect odors. This part of the seminar will cover the areas of Canine Olfaction, how the canine nose works, scent discrimination, factors effecting odors and utilizing your knowledge of Odors and Olfaction in K9 Nose Work®.

Sunday:

FOUNDATIONS TO FINESSE

Fred Helfers will provide field instruction to the handlers on how to build their foundational handling skills to the finesse handling skills that are required in competition. These training sessions will assist each nosework handler in identifying and strengthening those problem areas of handling their dog.

This day will be limited to 6 teams in the morning and 6 teams in the afternoon with unlimited auditor spots with both half day and full day options.

Do you have specific issues in your nosework training for which you'd like to find direction? Is your handling keeping your team from meeting its full potential?

This is a great option for instructors who wish to learn from Fred's problem solving with others, or for those who do not feel that their dogs would excel in a private session but may still be seeking ideas for their training. NACSW and CPDT CEUsare pending.

Dates: Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019

Times: 9am to 5pm, both days

Registration begins at 8:15 AM both days

Location:

Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Association Hall

4500 SW 13thSt.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

Tuition:

Early Bird Discount – until August 31, 2019

Saturday Full Day (No Dogs) $130

Sunday Half Day Audit Morning – $70

Sunday Half Day Audit Afternoon - $70

Sunday Full Day Audit $115

Working Spots + Saturday Seminar

(Need to attend both days to secure a working spot)

Saturday + Sunday Half Day Working Spot Morning $280

Saturday + Sunday Half Day Working Spot Afternoon $280

Saturday + Sunday Full Day Working Spot $430

Registration after August 31, 2019

Saturday full day (No Dogs) $150

Sunday Half Day Audit Morning $75

Sunday Half Day Audit Afternoon $75

Sunday Full Day Audit $125

Working Spots + Saturday Seminar

(Need to attend both days to secure a working spot)

Saturday + Sunday Half Day Working Spot Morning $300

Saturday +Sunday Half Day Working Spot Afternoon $300

Saturday + Sunday Full Day Working Spot $450


CEU’s: Pending for NACSW and CPDT

Cancellation Policy- Refunds up to 30 days before event

Other Details -

Coffee, tea, water and light snacks provided

  • Lunch will be on your own.
  • If you would like to bring your own lunch, paper products will be provided.

What to Bring:

  • Paper/pen to take notes

  • Please dress in layers for comfort and wear closed toe shoes

  • If bringing a dog to a working spot on Sunday, dogs will be crated while awaiting their turn. Please bring a crate, a water bowl, and excellent dog treats that can be consumed quickly.

Misc. Items

  • Saturday is a people only event except for service animals and on Sunday, only those dogs with a working spot will be allowed.

  • My cell is 585-905-8281 if you have any questions during our weekend, text or call if you need anything

  • Email with any questions or concerns joann@thelooseleashacademy.com

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

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