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Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

361 South Raymond Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91105

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Intro to Odor – Monday, 5:45-6:45 PM – 6 Teams

“Intro to Odor” focuses on transitioning your dog from hunting for food to hunting for a target odor. We will build on the dog’s desire to hunt and incorporate “target” odors into the class environment. Through ongoing exposure to a variety of environmental conditions, further development of the dog's search intensity, hide placement and fun challenges we will prepare you and your dog for on-going fun and competition.

Course Prerequisites: Working dogs and handlers must have completed an Intro to Nose Work class level 1 and 2 with a NACSW Certified Instructor and be pre-approved by the instructor to enroll in this class. Email Julie at riekesjl@pacbell.net to see if your dog is eligible before signing up for this class.

No class on August 12th, August 19th or September 2nd.

*Please fill out the questionnaire to pre-qualify and submit a completed liability form to my email address here:*

K9 Nose Work Pre-Class Questionnaire

K9 Nose Work Waver of Liability Form

Intro to NW Items to Bring to Class

Julie and Amber Bio

Julie Riekes, CNWI, started nose work in January 2013 with her Australian Cattle Dog mix Amber. She currently competes with Amber at Summit, which is the highest level of nose work, and they are one of the top teams in the country. They have consistently received top overall placements and search placements in NACSW Elite trials and came in first place overall at three out of the four west coast Summit trials, a multi-day competition in which only the highest level teams in the country compete. She trains regularly with Amy Herot, a founder of the sport, as well as many of the founding instructors. Julie and Amber have traveled across the country to compete and attend nose work seminars and camps. She and Amber received the Harry Award in January 2014, which is awarded to the most outstanding rescue dog that demonstrates extraordinary ability and spirit in nose work at the NW1 level. Julie is also a nose work trial host through JavaK9s and has hosted many trials in the Southern California area. In addition, she serves as a mentor to new hosts in nose work, a volunteer coordinator for fellow hosts, a trial coordinator for NACSW, and is a Certifying Official in training for NACSW. Julie and Amber are one of the few teams in the country to have their ELT-CH title and three Summit titles.

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