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National Association of Canine Scent Work

Third Annual CNCA/NACSW K9 Nose Work Joint Educational Symposium

 

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

 

February 8-9th, 2018
Town N’ Country Resort
San Diego, CA
 

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC in partnership with California Narcotic Canine Association Presents a Joint Educational Event.

The NACSW is excited to have the opportunity to partner CNCA for the 3rd year in a row. This partnership  will continue to featuring key presenters from the professional detection and K9 Nose Work® communities.

Click here for additional event information.  Registration information will be posted soon.

http://cnca.com/nacsw-conference/

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


2018 Conference Course Outline

Please click each speaker's name below to view his or her bio.

Wednesday February 7th

Registration Begins

Thursday February 8th

0800-0945:

Key Note Workshop 1
1. Chemistry of Scent - Ken Furton
    a. Identification of dominant odor chemicals emanating from source targets for use in developing optimal training aid combinations and mimics for K9 detection training.
    i. Expanding forensic means to investigate K9 scent discrimination
    ii. Surveying organic compounds used in training aids
    iii. Match-No Match thresholds in relation to training

1000-1145:

Key Note Workshop 2
1.  Sports Medicine - Dr. Cynthia Otto, DVM
Training more than the nose – a fitness program for working and performance dogs
Scent detection and other working dogs need exercise to stay fit and prevent injury.  How much work is too much?  What information do you need to put together an exercise program that will build strength, endurance, and a skill set that will create the best possible athlete with the least chance of injury. If there is an injury, learn how to bring the athlete back to full performance.

1200-1300: LUNCH

1300-1445:

CLASS 1
1.   Urban Tracking - Joe Oberding
An in-depth look at team selection, techniques and methods of laying proper foundation, tracking over variable surfaces, understanding how track odor is processed, dealing with distractions, use of technology, and how to motivate and maximize K9 performance through proper timing and method of reinforcement.

CLASS 2
1. Search & Rescue - Sheila McKee

1500-1645:

CLASS 1
1. K9 Overview - Amy, Scott & Mark
    a.    Discussion about detection between the sport world and law enforcement
    b.     Competing in detection trials….A judges perspective   

CLASS 2
1.    Bed Bugs & Mold Detection - Karen Oler

1800-2000:

APPETIZERS WITH Q & A SESSION IN THE VENDOR DISPLAY ROOM
 


Friday February 9th

0800-0945:

Key Note Workshop 1
1. Working Dog Problem Solving - Jacy Kelley CNWI
    a. Problem solving to attempt to save a dog’s career from behavior issues, fear issues and how some training methods can help the working handler to understand better what is going on with their dog and to see what their dog is trying to say. 

Key Note Workshop 2
1. COURSE DESCRIPTION COMING SOON - Jeff Schettler
        
1000-1145:

CLASS 1
1.  Working Dogs in Ecology and Conservation - Lauralea Oliver
    a.  Brief history of working dogs in ecology then move to the formation and structure of the Harvey Dog Program. Training methodology will be discussed along with the background of the Harvey Dogs; how they were acquired and what they do. As examples, a few past and current projects will be highlighted which help to demonstrate the validity and benefit of using dogs in ecological detection. Examples will include work in renewable energy sites and targets which include reptiles, mammals and botanicals. Questions will be taken at the end of the class.

CLASS 2
1.  Accelerant Detection - James Bowers

1200-1300: LUNCH

1300-1445:

1. Shaping Behavior - Randy Hare

1500-1645:

1.    COURSE DESCRIPTION COMING SOON - Mike Ritland

1700:

END OF CONFERENCE


Speaker Bios

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