Thursday, December 17, 2009

for Atlanta locals - nose work

The American Bouvier Rescue League presents
K9 Nose Work Scenting Workshop
Canton, Georgia
February 27-28, 2010

“You’re hooked as soon as you see your dog’s face when he realizes that
he will be rewarded for using his nose.” –from “Your Dog Nose No Bounds,” Whole Dog Journal, August 2009

Join us for the southeast’s first “K9 Nose Work” seminar featuring nationally renowned K9 Nose Work co-founders and Certified Nose Work Instructors (CNWI) Ron Gaunt and Amy Herot. They’ll join us from California to teach us
more about this exciting new sport, suitable for energetic and timid dogs alike. Ron began training dogs for police work in 1970, and among his many accomplishments are multiple national certifications in detection, both Explosives
and Narcotics. Amy is a professional detection handler and trainer with certified teams in Narcotics and Explosives for the private sector and law enforcement and has earned first place finishes in national detection competitions.

Why Nose Work? Our dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This detection-style sport is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food, and
exercise. A great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy, and possibly even compete one day in a scent work trial. The sport was featured in the Whole Dog Journal, August 2009.

Saturday, February 27, 9 am – 1 pm OR 2 pm – 6 pm
“Introduction to Nose Work.” Choose from morning or afternoon session. 10 working (with dog), and 20 audit (no dog) slots are available per session. This introductory workshop will concentrate on the basic concepts and
foundation skills for dogs and handlers. $75 to work, $50 to audit. Dogs work one at a time.

Sunday, February 28, 9 am – 5 pm
“Introduction to Odor,” is for Saturday attendees to gain more advanced learning. Pre-requisite: Attendance at Saturday session. Sunday’s session advances the dog’s scent discrimination skills taught in the basic nose work
class and includes an overview of techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork. Good session to audit. 10 working (with dog), and 20 audit (no dog) slots available. $100 to work, $60 to audit. Includes lunch.
Dogs work one at a time.

The Canine Ranch, 165 Doug Smith Lane, Canton, GA 30114
This workshop is being sponsored by the American Bouvier Rescue League;
please do not contact the Canine Ranch with questions about the seminar. They will not be able to answer them!

Any breed of dog can participate, with any level of training. Dogs must tolerate the instructors coaching the team, many people watching in the audience, and dogs in the area, and should be comfortable and quiet being crated or
kenneled out of your sight. Dog-reactive and timid dogs are welcome, but please leave people-aggressive dogs at home.

Contact Lisa Rodier, or (770) 521-8690. Or go to and click on Nose Work link.

To learn more about our highly credentialed workshop leaders, Ron Gaunt and Amy Herot, K9 Nose Work Co- Founders/Instructors, go to and

The American Bouvier Rescue League (ABRL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of Bouvier des Flandres dogs. Visit us at Any event proceeds will be donated to the ABRL.

Registration Form
K9 Nose Work Scenting Workshop
Canton, Georgia
February 27-28, 2010
Sponsored by the American Bouvier Rescue League
On Saturday, we will hold the same workshop twice; please indicate your preference of the morning or afternoon session. To work a dog on Sunday, you must also have worked the same dog on Saturday. Working slots are limited to 10 dogs per session to allow ample time for each dog to work. 20 auditing slots per session are available.
Registration is first come, first served.

NOTE: Working dogs will be crated behind a visual barrier when not working. Your dog must be able to remain quietly in his crate out of your sight. A limited number of indoor/outdoor kennel runs will be available for day use at a rate of $10 with advance reservation through the Canine Ranch. For kennel reservations ONLY, contact Chris at or call (678) 493-8040 and reference “Nose Work.”

I. SATURDAY: Introduction to Nose Work (indicate 1st and 2nd choices of session time and choose working or audit)
Morning: 9 am – 1 pm Working (with dog) @ $75 Audit (no dog) @ $50
Afternoon: 2 pm – 6 pm Working (with dog) @ $75 Audit (no dog) @ $50

II. SUNDAY: Introduction to Odor (pre-requisite: Intro to Nose Work)
9 am – 5 pm Working (with dog): @ $100 Audit (no dog): @ $60
Lunch will be included on Sunday. Check here if prefer Vegetarian option:

TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED: $ (make checks payable to ABRL)
City St Zip
Email Home or cell phone
Breed/name of dog (if working):
Send check, made payable to “ABRL” to:
Lisa Rodier
615 Gantt Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Questions? Email Lisa at or call (770) 521-8690.
Registration closes February 13, 2010. No refunds two weeks prior to event.

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