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National Association of Canine Scent Work

Fourth Annual CNCA & NACSW Joint Training Seminar For Sporting & Professional Detection Dog Handlers


K9 Scent & Detection Civilian Conference Registration (1-4 people)


January 31 - February 1, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Golf
 Resort Palm Springs
Cathedral City, CA 

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC in partnership with California Narcotic Canine Association Presents the 4th annual joint educational event.

Join NACSW & CNCA for this unique opportunity. We are partnering for a joint symposium featuring key presenters from the professional detection and K9 Nose Work® communities.

This conference is intended for non-law enforcement handlers and trainers such as Private Security, Arson, Bed Bug, Conservation, Mold, Search & Rescue, Sporting Detection Competitors, etc.



CEUs: CNWIs will receive 12 NACSW CEU's for attending this conference.



Conference Course Outline / Speaker Bios 

LAURYN DEGREEFF, Ph.D.– Research Chemist.

The Chemistry of Odor for NOSEWORK Instructors

Focus on odor availability and things that affect odor availability and things that cause odor profiles to change.


MEL ENGLISH– Retired Law Enforcement, Master Trainer

Proofing and Distractions in Scent Detection

In depth analysis of the importance and benefits of regular distraction training and the difference between distraction, proofing and neutralization behavior training.


AMY HEROT- NACSW Founding Member

The Young K9NW Dog, From Puppy to Adolescent


NATHAN HALL, PhD – Companion Animal Science, Texas Tech University

Canine Sense and Scent Ability:  Recent Research Investigating Canine Olfactory Perception


DICK STAAL, Author “From Puppy to Working, Sporting, or Police Dog”

    Class 1 – TBA – (Detection Training)

    Class 2 – TBA – (Tracking Class)



    Class 1 – Canine Structure & Its Relationahip to Performance/Injuries/Longevity

    Class 2 – Targeted Condition for Injury Prevention & Increased Longevity