I had so many people comment on the nosework trial photos, remarking they liked to see my dogs working, that I decided to put up photos of our nosework training seminar with Dave Kroyer last May (which I just finished editing – had to wait to work on them until the puppies all left).  I include photos of all the seminar participants.

2019 Nosework Training Seminar with Dave Kroyer
May 14, 2019

This, our second seminar with Dave, focused on accurate indications and reading your dog’s indication. Dave Kroyer, of Hutto, TX, is a veteran dog sport competitor, police K9 trainer, coach, judge and seminar presenter both domestically and abroad. Dave, one of the most sought-after trainers around, is known as a “trainer of trainers.” His knowledge, innovative ideas and approach to problem solving are sought worldwide and his seminars are superb. Learn more at davekroyer.com and on @davekroyerdogs. Our seminar was at Sue’s PAWSitive Training arena.

Tuesday was for dogs competing at Novice or Advanced levels (one hide, no distractions). Wednesday was for dogs competing at Superior, Masters or Elite levels (multiple hides & distractions). We had 12 working spots for each day. Preference was given to dogs competing in the Nosework Trial on that Saturday & Sunday, which was judged by Dave Kroyer.

One person opted to work her dog both days because, even though it’s competing on advanced level, the dog shuts down in strange situations (and when they’re stressed their nose doesn’t work). Several of us worked an inexperienced dog on Tuesday and an experienced dog on Wednesday. Others came only for one day of the seminar.

Tuesday:  Beginner Dogs

Each dog got to work three times. The first time used the wooden boxes that Dave uses to first teach a dog to indicate (a down if the box is on the ground; a sit if the box is elevated on a chair or something else. At the trial they’ll search containers, but we didn’t work the beginner dogs on them at the seminar. During the other two turns, the dogs searched designated areas of the arena which contained a variety of articles. This was practice for the first day of our trial, which consisted of interior searches in a school. Novice & Advanced dogs search for only one hide and do not have distractions in their search areas.

I worked Cantor on this day but no one was willing to consistently take photos of him so I show some of the other dogs searching and indicating. A few seemed to consistently indicate facing toward the camera, while others seemed always to face away, so some dogs appear more often than others, but I posted photos of all the dogs who worked at the seminar. I was amazed at how may dogs licked their chops either at the beginning or during their runs – you never see that when you’re working your own dog.

1st turn

Cantor

Casey & Gracie

Deuce & Deborah

Domina & Laurie

Farrah & Terry
Size doesn’t matter.

Juliet & Caitlin
Ready, set, GO!!

2nd turn

(no photos of Cantor)

Mavis & Jody

Juliet & Caitlin

Rumor & Paulette

Mavis & Jody

 

3rd turn

Cantor
SO proud of Cantor: he caught the scent as he entered and indicated immediately.

Tucker & Sue

Farrah & Terry

Ziva & Maryl

Bleu & Jonathan

Mavis & Jody

Rumor & Paulette

Toby & Sheila

Deuce & Deborah

Domina & Laurie

Bleu & Jonathan

You can see how much fun we have at Dave’s seminars. I’m now planning the 2020 seminar.
Contact me if you’d like to be put on the email list for potential participants (celhaus@fiberpipe.net).

to Wednesday photos of advanced dogs, page 1

to Wednesday photos of advanced dogs, page 2

to Wednesday photos of advanced dogs, page 3

to October 2019 Nosework Trial photos of my dogs
(includes a link to all the trial photos of most of the seminar participants)

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4817 Big Horn Ave
Sheridan, WY  82801
celhaus@fiberpipe.net

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