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Dog Sports & Behavior Series: Nosework

The Nose Work Dog and Behavior - Exploring the nexus between mind, nose & behavior K9 Nose Work, often called nose work or scent work generically, is used to talk about the competitive aspect of nose work training for our canine companions.

 Many dogs are now actively participating in nose work trials and training, and behavioral improvements and emotional shifts have been observed in nosework dogs that seemed impossible before starting this activity. Research supports the overall value of dog’s involvement in some type of scent work activity. Not all dogs may enjoy or be suitable for the rigors of competition, but every dog can enjoy the many aspects of nose work.K9 Nose Work® was designed to reach the greatest number of dogs and their people, regardless of individual training backgrounds, skill sets, or physical abilities. The program was developed to be dog-focused and dog driven, eliminating the need for extensive handler involvement in the foundational phases of training. K9 Nose Work® allows individual dogs to build problem-solving skills, explore their natural and intrinsic skill sets, and develop frustration tolerance, emotional stability, and behavioral resilience. 
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In this webinar, we will look at the ways the idea of “dog driven” not only builds a solid “competition nose work dog”, but has positive behavioral effects on dogs that might otherwise never reach their full potential. We will cover the origins of nose work and how it’s used today for both sports and enrichment. You’ll learn how it can be utilized for non-sport purposes, including but not limited to enrichment for homebound and confined dogs, and senior dogs, and as an emotional and behavioral activity used to enhance other work being done to improve a dog’s quality of life. These webinars are suitable for dog sports teams, veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm EST
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
6pm to 7:30pm EST

These webinars are suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists, dog sport teams, shelter and rescue staff and volunteers, and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.
This is an online event.

A link will be emailed one day before the event. You do not need to have the app to view the live event or the recording." Doors" open 30 minutes before the start time of the event. Feel free to log in and wait in our "waiting room" via the video app. We will be using Zoom to stream the event.

This webinar will be recorded. Anyone who purchases a ticket will receive the recording within 2 weeks after the live event. You will be able to view the webinar even if you cannot join us on the event date. The recordings will be available for viewing for up to 12 months. This webinar will not be available for purchase after the series is complete.

CEUs will be granted to those who purchase a ticket, even if they cannot join us on the date of the live event.

CEUs granted:

Early Bird Ticket - before November 14: $25
General Admission Ticket - after November 14: $40
Cancellation policy: No refunds
Meet the instructor

Jill Marie

Jill Marie has been working with and training dogs since 1987. As co-founder of the National Association of Canine Scent Work and K9 Nose Work, Jill Marie has focused her attention on the development of the K9 Nose Work program. Her work has taken her to almost all the States of the Union, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and most recently Sweden. K9 Nose Work is one of the fastest growing activities and sports in the world.
In 1996, Jill Marie joined spcaLA and developed the agency’s first Animal Behavior and Training Department since its inception in 1877. During her time at spcaLA she created the HEAL program (Helping Enhance Animals’ Lives) to improve and enrich the lives of the animal clients in the shelter, developed the Standards Program for enhanced assessments, performed behavior modification and placement recommendations and wrote the dog training curriculum for the TLC program designed for at-risk youth. Jill Marie’s tenure working in the shelter environment has given her a unique insight into how successful dog/human relationships are developed and sustained.
Jill Marie’s years of dog training experience includes developing a behavior assessment protocol for use in the shelter environment, agility instruction and competition, tracking, Animal Assisted Therapy, Schutzhund and canine detection training along with many hours of K9 Nose Work development and instruction. As one of the founders of the sport of K9 Nose Work and the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC she is a strong believer in activities that enhance and cultivate teamwork between dog and handler. Jill Marie and her dog Beckett were a nationally certified Narcotics Detection Team and in 2009, took First Place in the novice division at the Oxnard Police K9 Inaugural Trial.
Along with her involvement with the NACSW and K9 Nose Work, Jill Marie operates her own dog training and consulting business in the Los Angeles area. She shares her life with her son Aedan and husband Jim and two dogs Raven & Grip along with the newest canine family member, Stella.
Patrick Jones - Course author