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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.

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