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Nancy Reyes Seminars


Nancy Reyes Seminars: Hide Placement,
Problem Solving for NW3 & The Nose Work Dance

We are excited to have Nancy Reyes present on
3 different topics based on your feedback!

Nancy is a Professional Dog Trainer, Business Owner of For Your K9 and Speaker with 30 years’ experience in animal behavior, dog sport coaching and dog training. She is also a NACSW Certifying Official, Nose Work trial host, seminar host, and a Mental Management Certified Instructor. Nancy teaches and presents seminars all over the U.S. and Internationally. She has over 20 students that have completed their Elite titles and Elite Championship titles with some competing in the 2017 NACSW Nationals.  


Session Topics

There will be 4 half day sessions where internationally sought after Nancy Reyes will guide teams into deeper understanding in the sport of nose work. Based on the feedback received, there will be three session topics that will be covered in the 4 sessions.

Hide Placement: Hide placement can make or break your nose work training program whether you are just starting out or competing at the Elite level. Air flow can be challenging with relation to nose work. Placing thoughtful hides to work specific skills is important for learning how scent moves and how to read your dog better at all levels of competition. Knowing how the scent moves can optimize your handling to help your dog find hides. How air flow and air pressure are important for nose work will be discussed. Also, discussed will be how humidity, heat and temperature changes affect how scent moves. This is a very interactive workshop that includes hands on work for all levels, teams will be divided into groups of like experience. Participants will be placing hides and running dogs on the hides; so the Monday session may be very different than the Tuesday one. Please Note: The Hide Placement Sessions are open to NW1 through Elite teams, teams will be assigned to a session based on their level, so flexibility in attending either session will be helpful.

Problem Solving for NW3: One of the principle skills dogs need in nose work is problem solving. Whether it’s working pooling/trapping odor, working the wind, thresholds, converging, etc. the dog must be able to solve these problems to get to source. In this workshop you will learn how to recognize problems and how to help your dog solve them. We will address issues that can cause challenges at trials and give you the tools to solve them. Strategies for competing will also be discussed. Please Note: This session is for teams that are competing at the NW3 level.

The Nose Work Dance: This coaching session will be all about you, the handler, and your effects on your canine partner. We will focus on how your body position/pressure affects your dog's nose work performance. Differences in working on or off leash as the search environment allows, how to move to help improve your team work (the dance) in nose work. Participating teams will get coaching on strengths as well as help finessing the finer points. Please Note: This session is for teams that are competing at the NW2 through Elite level.


Session Schedule

Monday, August 12, 2019

8:30am-12:30pm
Hide Placement

1:30pm-5:30pm
Problem Solving for NW3


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

8:30am-12:30pm
The Nose Work Dance

1:30pm-5:30pm
Hide Placement


More About Nancy Reyes

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NANCY is a Professional Dog Trainer, Business Owner of For Your K9 and Speaker with 30 years’ experience in animal behavior, dog sport coaching and dog training.

Nancy’s training philosophy is focused on developing and strengthening the bond between people and their dogs. She believes that good communication and mutual respect are key for the success of any relationship. Her approach is based on her mentor and teacher, Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training.

Nancy Reyes specializes in both helping dog owners to understand general dog behavior as well as problem behaviors such as aggression and fear-based issues and helping dog sport enthusiasts be competitive in their respective dog sports. Currently, she is working with nose work competitors. She travels domestically and internationally teaching seminars on nose work, Mental Management for dog sports and animal behavior.

She is currently competing in K9 Nose Work with her GSD, Cha Cha at the Elite level and is training two new future nose work competitors, Jive, a black lab and Tango, a GSD. She has rescued 7 dogs of her own and fostered, assessed, and rehabilitated countless dogs.

Nancy is passionate about people and dogs. Her other loves include cooking and being a life long learner.


REGISTRATION

Registration will open on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM Central Time (CT) for both the Random Draw AND Confirmed Spots. Auditor Spots are now open. Enrollment will be limited  to a single dog per handler per session to maximize learning. In the event there are working spots remaining, we will open up the sessions to lower titled dogs who are looking forward to their next title. Auditors are welcome from any level for all sessions.

There will be 4 sessions available: 8:30am-12:30pm OR 1:30pm-5:30pm
8 working spots per session; Each dog and handler team will be assigned to the Hide Placement Sessions based on their level of competition and their team's strengths.

There will be TWO OPTIONS for Registration of Working Spots**

  1. RANDOM DRAW SPOTS | Register for a Random Draw Spot

  2. CONFIRMED SPOTS | Register for a Confirmed Spot

**This split registration system provides the opportunity for both participants who want the assurance of a working spot and also for the participants who may not be able to get to register right away when registration opens up.

AUDITORS are welcome to audit one or all four sessions | Register to Audit

**These Seminars have been submitted for approval for 3 CNWI CEUs if attending all day, or 1.5 CEUs for half a day. This applies to either a working spot or an auditing spot.


COST

Random Draw Working Spot: $125 per dog and handler team per half day session
Confirmed Working Spot: $160 per dog and handler team per half day session
Audit Spot (early bird fee):
limited to 8 spots/sessions (limit may be raised once location is confirmed)
$50 for 1 session ... or ... $75 for both sessions in a day ... or ... $125 for ALL sessions for BOTH days
Audit Spot (after June 2):
limited to 8 spots/sessions (limit may be raised once location is confirmed)
$65 for 1 session ... or ... $100 for both sessions in a day ... or ... $170 for ALL sessions for BOTH days
Please NOTE: Confirmed Spots & Auditors will be required to pay at the time of registration. If you are awarded a spot from the random draw, payment will be required within 48 hours of receiving an email notification to secure your spot.

Registration Entry and Closing

  • Registration will open on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM Central Time (CT) for both the Random Draw AND Confirmed Spots

  • The Random Draw Spots will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between 10:00 AM, June 3, 2019 and 10:00 AM, June 6, 2019.

  • Confirmed spots will be first received and are limited to 4 spots per session. An automated confirmation email from The K9 Nose website will be sent confirming your spot and payment.

  • Confirmation & Wait List emails for the Random Draw will be sent out by 5pm on June 10, 2019.

  • Registration will close when all spots are filled after the draw period or 9:00 PM Central Time (CT) on August 7, 2019.

  • A wait list will be maintained from all random draw registrations received and any additional registrations after the draw.

  • Auditors may not see every team search depending on the size of the room/areas being searched. All day auditors will be on their own for lunch.

  • The K9 Nose reserves the right to cancel the seminar if minimum registration numbers are not met

  • After all registrations have been received during the draw period, if the sessions are not full, registrations will continue to be accepted in the order they are received through the closing date or when all spots are fill.


Cancellation Policy & Refunds

  • For cancellation of a working spot on or before 5pm central time July 26, 2019 – Full refund minus $25 processing fee IF your spot can be filled from the wait list.

  • For cancellation of a working spot after 5pm July 26, 2019 but before 5pm central time August 5, 2019 – Full refund minus $50 processing fee IF your spot can be filled from the wait list.

  • For cancellation of a working spot after 5pm central time August 5, 2019 – no refunds will be issued.

  • For cancellation of a audit spot before 5pm central time August 5, 2019 – Full refund minus $25 processing fee.

  • For cancellation of a audit spot after 5pm central time August 5, 2019 – no refunds will be issued.

  • All cancellations must be emailed to shopk9nose@gmail.com

  • This cancellation and refund policy applies to any participant that must withdraw for any reason including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.

  • No part of the fee will be refunded if the seminar 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 event organizers.

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