UPDATE: 2/12/2021 - Working team spots for the Sat. a.m. "Intro" session are now FILLED and closed. Auditor spots are still available.

SCENT WORK SEMINARS
With instructor Jennifer Anderson
 
Curious about what scent work is all about! Join Us!
Want to hone or add to your scent work skills? Join Us! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your dog as well as work on new and advanced skills together.

Dates: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2021

Indoor Location: Tails-U-Win, 175 Adams St, Manchester, CT
 
Nutmeg PWD Club member preferred registration period:
2/8/2021 through 2/15/2021
Registration period for other PWD owners:
2/16/2021 through 2/23/2021
Open registration for ALL breeds: 2/22/2021 thru 3/10/2021
 
Scroll to bottom of page for link to registration forms

Saturday a.m. - Introduction to Scent work
Saturday p.m. - Handler Discrimination
Sunday, all day - Advanced Scent work
 
1) The morning “Introduction to Scent work” session   8:30 to 12:30
Scent and Nose Work are sports that involve having a dog trained to find a specific target odor which is hidden in various environments and venues. This allows dogs the opportunity to use their strongest natural sense in a way that’s fun, engaging, and that builds and strengthens a foundation of trust between the handler and dog. The Intro session will explain how the odor imprinting and search process works and includes demonstrations of the basic skills that dog/handler teams need to learn to begin in the sport.
Discounted “Intro” auditor price for Nutmeg PWD Club members!
 
UPDATE: 2/12/2021 - Working team spots for the Sat. a.m. "Intro" session are now FILLED and closed. Auditor spots are still available.

Seminar is open to all levels. Working slots will practice specific aspects of imprinting and assessing and building hunt drive for the Target Odor Birch
 
2) The afternoon “Handler Discrimination” session       1:00 to 5:00
Handler discrimination or HD is unique to AKC Scent Work. Unlike the Odor Elements, which uses essential oils, HD uses an article (Cotton sock, glove, or cotton ball) scented with their handler’s personal odor. The session will cover both the technique to use to imprint your scent on the article as well as how the training differs between HD training and training for essential oils. Since there is considerable cross-over in the imprinting and search techniques in HD and Tracking or Article Search trainers in other disciplines could find the session informative.
 
This session is open to all levels from just beginning to fine tuning skills at the Master level. Working slots will practice specific aspects of imprinting and assessing and building hunt drive for the Handler’s own odor and discriminating between two individual’s odors.
 
3) The Sunday “Advanced Scent work” session            8:00 to 5:00
The Advanced Scent team should have experience in at least one of the Scent and Nose Work Sports. The Advanced team dog has been imprinted on a target odor or odors, have competed (mock or full trials) and are seeking to understand how to work with their canine partner more effectively, build their dog’s working independence and boost the joy and ensuing rewards.
 
Working slots will practice imprinting on new odors, assessing and building hunt drive, scent theory and building dependable and discernable indication and alert behaviors.
 
For more information contact:

Stephanie Staszak – email agilcohort@msn.com or call 973-477-1020
 
 
About instructor Jennifer Anderson: 
 Jennifer is a 2006 certified canine search specialist with the State of RI Search and Rescue Team task forces and member of the RI Canine Search and Rescue team (RICSAR). Jen is an Urban Rubble, Cadaver, and Wilderness Instructor with the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA); National Search and Rescue Association (NASAR) Tracker I, SARTECH II.
 
Her public/private training programs through her business River Horse K9 Training, includes: AKC CGC and UGC and Star Puppy, Tracking/trailing, AKC Scent Work, ATT and Farm Dog Judge; scent discrimination and nose work craft, Scent Theory, AKC Fit Dog, K9 Core Fitness work and Obedience.
 
Jen employs a diverse cross section of animal and human educational skillsets to craft unique training programs that focus on each team’s individual chemistry, physical needs of the desired training task, and the building blocks of skills needed to reach an objective. Above all, Jen is all about making sure training is refreshing and rewarding for all of the participants. At River Horse, if it’s not fun – it’s not getting done!  
 
Fees and availability:
 
1.   Intro to Scent Work – 3/27 a.m.
working spots – 5 available @ $50 per working team NOW FILLED and CLOSED
auditing spots – multiple available; $35 per auditor; $25 if Nutmeg PWD member
 
UPDATE: 2/12/2021 - Working team spots for the Sat. a.m. "Intro" session are now FILLED and closed. Auditor spots are still available.

2.   Handler Discrimination – 3/27 p.m.
working spots – 10 available @ $65 per working team
auditing spots - multiple available; $50 per auditor
 
3.   Advanced Scent Work – 3/28 (all day)
working spots – 10 available @ $125 per working team
auditing spots – multiple available; $75 per auditor