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Webinar: Right on Cue: Cues, Routines and Markers and their role in Nose Work


$40 for General Public including Lapsed NACSW Instructors and those who have registered for an instructor course but have not yet attended Segment 1

$30 for Active NACSW Instructors (NOTE: If you are an active instructor, please register through the instructor portal (see instructions below) rather than through this webform.)

1 hour 30 mins
Wendy Krehbiel, CNWI, NACSW Senior Faculty


Have you ever wondered why your canine partner isn’t always consistent in how they communicate critical details about the location of the hidden source? Nose Work/Scent Work is a balance between facilitating an independent searching dog and one that also communicates effectively with their human partner.

Learning Objectives: (may include, but not limited to)
• Develop and improve communication between handler and dog
• Identify inconsistencies in communication to increase clarity
• Create a search plan or “routine” and apply effectively and consistently
• Clarifying the use of markers, if and when they are a benefit or hindrance.

Webinar/Event Outline
This webinar will look at common situations in which handlers intentionally use cues, routines, and markers during searches. Where, when and how our search cues, both intentional and not intentional can influence the dog’s communication of critical information regarding the search and source location.

Webinar/Event Summary:
Intentionally and consistently using cues, routines and markers in nose work can help you solidify and improve your teamwork with your dog. If you have had a focus on building the independent search work with your dog, you may not have put as much emphasis on the consistency of your cues and how to implement them effectively. Through discussion, Q&A, and video and/or photo review we’ll look at how to add consistency and clarity in the use of these tools for yourself as well as your dog.


Wendy Krehbiel is the owner of Tell a Tail Dog Training and offers K9 Nose Work classes in Livermore, CA.

Prior to starting her career in dog training in 2002, she earned her Computer Science degree at Michigan State University and worked as a software engineer.

Wendy is a Certified Nose Work Instructor. She also graduated from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. Wendy also continues to further her education by attending seminars, conferences and workshops by a wide variety of trainers.

Wendy has enjoyed participating in several dog sports with her own dogs including dock jumping, agility and K9 Nose Work. She is currently focusing on teaching K9 Nose Work classes so you can learn more about this sport in a fun way!

Wendy currently lives with Mica her 9 year old rescue Golden Retriever, Coal a 5 year old Border Collie, and Carbon a 2 year old Border Collie. Mica enjoys attending nose work class regularly and has earned a NW3 title. Both Coal and Carbon are actively competing in agility. Coal has earned his NW3 Elite title and Carbon has earned his NW1 title. Her previous Goldens, Zack, Jasper, and Renegade all participated in agility and K9 Nose Work competitions as well.

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