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Webinar: K9 Nose Work and the Shelter Dog 2020

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

Original Webinar Date: June 3rd, 2020
Webinar Length: 1 hr 30 mins (plus 15 mins Q&A)
Format: Online Zoom Webinar (recorded)
CEUs: 3 units for current CNWI

Webinar Description:

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.


Please click the link below to begin the registration process. You will be asked for your name and email, then payment information.

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For those who register by the day before the live webinar: Live webinar links will be emailed to you by the day before the webinar. If you do not have the link on the morning of the webinar, please email You must register by the end of day on the day before the live webinar to join the live event. If you are not able to attend the live webinar, the recording link will be emailed to you within 14 days of the live event.

For those who register on the day of or after the live webinar: All webinars purchased on the day of or after the running of the live event will have webinar recording links sent out within 14 days of the live event.

Payment Installments: Our Stripe payment system offers the option to make installment payments via Klarna. If you choose this option, the first payment will be taken from your credit card, debit card or bank account upon intial registration. The remaining three payments will be automatically charged every 2 weeks afterwards, with no interest or fees if you pay on time.

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