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Seminars and Workshops

“Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.”

– Michael Fox


ORT – May 15th

The purpose of the ORT is to verify that the dogs know the target odor (scent) used in competition.
Successful passage of an ORT requires a dog to identify the location of the target odor and the handler to correctly call an ‘alert’ (or equivalent) within a three-minute time period.

Registration opens February 15th at 6:00pm.

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Matthew Twitty / July 19th – 20th

2 Day Obedience Seminar
Don’t Say The “D” Word is a two-day seminar that will show attendees how to break each exercise down and drill the pieces with a motivational and positive approach that can keep training and campaigning fun, all the while, still putting in the required repetition needed to help you and your dog increase your qualifying success. Attendees will work through Novice, Open and Utility exercises, so a retrieve is mandatory for working attendees. All workers and auditors will get the workbook that comes with this seminar.

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Jill Marie O’Brien / Co-Founder of NACSW / September 24th – 26th

3 Day Nose Work Seminar / IAABC ~ CCPDT ~ KPA CEU’s available
Jill, Co-Founder of the NACSW will be in town for a 3 day workshop.

Day 1: Introduction to K9 Nose Work® / This workshop will fill the requirement for participation in the NACSW™ Instructor Certification and Training Program.

Day 2: The Anatomy of the Search

Day 3: Containers / Thinking outside the box

Registration Opening Soon!

Jill Marie

Julie Hill / October 16th – 17th

2 Day Obedience Seminar
Julie’s working seminars emphasize motivation in the training process. During the obedience seminar on Saturday and Sunday she will discuss all of the obedience exercises in the context of creating and maintaining “the utmost in willingness and enjoyment,” as well as performance consistency. She incorporates play, games, tricks, and rewards into each phase of training from foundation to advanced.

Registration Opening Soon!

Jill Marie

Racin’ For Rescues / Coming October 2021

Westinn Kennels fundraising event to educate the public about local rescue organizations as well as support their efforts.

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