GA K9NW Camp Symposium Day
Monday, April 10, 2017
9:00am – 4:30 pm (approx. time)
Tuition includes three meals for all attendees and overnight lodging (if staying on site) at Camp Coleman on 4/10/2017. Breakfast is served the following morning before campers leave.
The intent of this day is to provide additional education for all K9NW enthusiasts, instructors, and handlers to increase skills and knowledge.
The Symposium Day is open to the public. You do not need to attend Camp in order to attend this seminar.
All attendees will receive: breakfast, lunch, dinner and a booklet with K9 Nose Work training exercises submitted by the instructors teaching at camp.
Each instructor will teach ½ day. You will attend both instructors’ presentations, switching locations after lunch.
Understanding Strategic Hide Placement for Training Dog and Handler
- Seminar Presenter: Jill Marie O’Brien
Understanding hide placement is a critical piece of the equation in training all K9 Nose Work® dogs. From the first exposure of foundation box work with primary through national competition preparation, the search dog learns by identifying and solving scent problems. So it is important for the owner/trainer and instructor to set training scenarios that allow the dog to do his own learning at the rate appropriate for his experience level and maximize exposure to different scent pictures. Simultaneously, our job is to learn how the dog needs to work each problem through close observation and thoughtful evaluation, to gain more information about what is happening with odor in the search, and how it impacts each dog. This day will further your understanding of how to use strategic hide placement to increase learning and create a confident working dog.
This seminar will be a demo-based, hands-on interactive session that will include planning, real-time evaluation of different dogs working odor problems, and post-search analysis of the results. The hides and dogs will guide the conversation and your learning.
Leash Skills and Drills
- Seminar Presenter: Amy Herot
Great leash work is an art form carefully honed, practiced and applied. When it is going well it’s like a perfect in sync dance with the dog. When leash handling goes wrong, it can be a clumsy mess interfering with the dog’s ability to do the work or the handler’s ability to observe and work with the dog efficiently.
The goal of this hands-on workshop is to provide exercise ideas and practice opportunity in the context of very specific types of K9 Nose Work searches, through demonstrations, group exercises, hands-on activities and discussions. Perfect for handlers and instructors.
Amy Herot is offering this special version of her new full-day workshop for GA Camp 2017.
Continuing Education Credits for 2017
6 CEUs from IAABC
6 CEUs for CPDT-KA/KSA
2 CEUs from NACSW for CNWI
2017 GA Camp Symposium Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation and Refund policy is as follows:
• Cancellations received on or before February 6, 2017 will be refunded less the $25 non-refundable deposit.
• Cancellations after February 6, 2017 and on or before March 6, 2017 will be refunded 50% of the tuition after the $25 non-refundable deposit is deducted.
• Due to the nature of running a workshop in conjunction with a dog training camp cancellations received after March 6, 2017 will not receive a refund.
• Campers that have to leave early for their own reasons or are "No-shows” will not receive a refund.
• Participants asked to leave the event/property by the camp director or lead instructors will not be refunded any part of the tuition.
• No part of the tuition fee will be refunded if the event cannot take place or be completed by reason of fire, civil disturbances, an Act of God, public emergency, or any other cause beyond the control of the camp organizers.
This policy applies to participants that must withdraw for ANY reason, including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons. This policy is without exception.
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