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National Association of Canine Scent Work

WEBINAR: K9 Nose Work and the Shelter Dog 2020

Featuring: Jill Marie O'Brien, Co-Founder of NACSW® & K9 Nose Work®

Hosted by: NACSW

Date: June 3rd, 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (plus 15 mins Q&A) Pacific Daylight Time

 Online Zoom Webinar

Cost: $15.00

CEUs: 3 units for current CNWI

For those who register at least 24 hours before the live webinar: Links will go out the evening before the webinar between 8-9pm Pacific Time. If you do not have the link on the morning of the webinar, please email You must register at least 24 hours prior to live time to join the live webinar. (If you registered within 24 hours of the event we will do our best to get you the live link before the start, but it may not always be possible.)

For those who register after the live webinar: All webinars purchased after the running of the live event will have links sent out weekly. The event will be available for 30 days after the conclusion of the live event unless otherwise noted.

Cancellation Policy:  NO refunds will be allowed for ANY reason. This event will be available as a recording for 30 days after the live event in case you are unable to make the live version.

Webinar Description: K9 Nose Work & the Shelter Dog

This seminar is open to EVERYONE. This webinar is designed to share the benefits of implementing a K9 Nose Work® program in the shelter environment, rescue group or for special needs dogs. The focus will be on the basic concepts to use as part of a shelter/rescue enrichment program. 

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt.  The activity of K9 Nose Work® is designed to develop a dog’s natural scenting ability by using that desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. K9 Nose Work® is one of the fastest growing activities in the dog community because it’s a great way for any dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.  An area of great promise for the use of K9 Nose Work® skills has be as an enrichment activity and potential rehabilitation supplemental tool in the shelter/rescue environment or with special needs dogs.  In environments where time, space and resources are often limited the need for low cost and effective activities for the dogs becomes invaluable.
During this talk, we will cover the foundation of K9 Nose Work® and its practical use in the shelter environment, as well as the basics for getting a program started in a facility. We will discuss the potential benefits for dogs in the shelter or rescue environment and challenges that can be addressed with the use of basic K9 Nose Work® skills. Scenting is a natural and often under-utilized activity for dogs; K9 Nose Work® offers dogs both a mental and physical outlet for the stress that can often build from confinement.


1) To register for the webinar, please log on to the new Instructor/Education website:

2) Once you are logged on to the Education website, click on the "Course Catalog" tab within your Instructor Portal, and select this webinar from the list of available courses.

3) Once you are on the webinar page, click the "Register" button.

4) Within 24 hours, you will receive a PayPal invoice via email for the registration fee. You do not need a PayPal account; you may pay with a credit card instead. Please pay the invoice as soon as possible. You will not receive a webinar link if you have not paid.

Upon processing of your registration and payment, you will be sent a payment confirmation which will finalize your registration. One week before and the night before the webinar date, you will receive a link for accessing the webinar.



Please fill out the form below and click Submit. You will be taken to a checkout page where you may pay for the webinar using a PayPal link. A PayPal account is not required. You may pay by credit card.

NOTE: If you are an active instructor, please register through the instructor portal (see instructions above) rather than through this webform.




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Canine Scent Work™
(NACSW) sets the standards
governing the sport
of K9 Nose Work.


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sanctioning and organizing 
body for K9 Nose Work 
titles and ORTs.


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