Taking you and your dog to new heights!Bring Stacy to a Training Center Near You!
Getting on Stacy’s schedule is easy. Just reach out, with a note about what dates you’re interested in and your location. Stacy is extremely flexible and will modify and customize seminars to suit YOUR client base. Coaching days are also available.
*ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT SEMINARS CAN BE AKC SANCTIONED BECAUSE STACY IS AKC SCENT WORK CONTRACTOR.
Available Seminar Topics
Don’t see what you’re interested in? Let Stacy know! She’s happy to work with you and your needs.
PATH TO ELITE
This seminar is focused on getting the NW3 team ready for Elite and on honing the skills of existing Elite teams. Learn success criteria…. like Odor Obedience and Converging Odor and solve a series of puzzles aimed at building your team’s core skill set. Boost your scores!!
GET READY FOR AKC
This seminar will cover more than just rules…. lots of practice! Everything from Distractions to Buried Hides…. This is a new offering…. bound to be a good one!
*This is a 2 day seminar.
WIN BY A NOSE: TRAINING & TRIALING STRATEGIES
This is a popular topic. Learn the “secret sauce” to being the best competitive team that you can with your dog. Learn the nuances of handling, reading your dog, managing arousal, teamwork and mental management. Delve in depth into each of these critical components!
DEVELOPING YOUR TRIAL IQ: READING THE NOSEWORK DOG
What’s the biggest thing you can do to start qualifying and earning those P’s? LEARN TO READ YOUR DOG. In this seminar we will analyze different dogs during searches with an eye towards reading our own dogs. Working dogs will be videoed for review during the seminar. Learn to read your dog while executing various common scent puzzles. This is a MUST ATTEND Seminar!
SCENT THEORY AND HIDE DESIGN
Learn the ins and outs of Scent Theory as it relates to hide design so that you can bring impact and power to your training sessions. Learn how to set up specific scenarios and puzzles to build your dog’s skills so you move you up the levels with ease.
Work through a series of hide placements that will help you predict how the environment will have an impact on your dog’s performance.
You will leave this seminar knowing how to gauge the challenges certain trial sites and situations offer and will understand why and how your dog is working particular searches.
Learn about some of the different puzzles that you might come across in trialing. Come away with a clear understanding of how the scent behaves and how the scent conditions affect your dog’s search. Stretch your skills! Step up your game and work complicated scent puzzles designed to help hone your skills in preparation for the higher levels.
Scent theory and search strategy will be discussed.
Teams should have an NW1 title or equivalent and should be on all three odors. Dogs must have experience sourcing multiple hides and inaccessible hides.
Explore all four elements and their challenges in this trial preparation seminar. Have fun with different challenges that will stretch your capabilities. Stacy will work on honing your handling so that you can go for those “P’s” and “Q’s”.
Each element will be presented with special challenges to work through in order to help you develop confidence and finesse. There are no titling requirements for this seminar however dogs should be able to confidently work all four elements.
CONFIDENCE AND MOTIVATION
Did you know that there are three kinds of Confidence? And that your motivation problem might not be motivation at all? Or maybe you DO have a motivation problem….
Learn how to tell the difference and how to address the root problem. And what about the KEY to success…. AROUSAL!
Learn about how arousal and emotion can contribute to your success and explore how to regulate them. Practice exercises and situational hides to build team confidence and to get the dog “in drive”.
ROCKIN’ VEHICLES AND AWESOME EXTERIORS
Learn the secret sauce to Vehicles and Exteriors! Explore and discuss scent theory and aerodynamics and how they apply to these two challenging elements. Preliminary skills are covered and the teams are quickly moved into challenging scenarios.
Handler’s Choice! Tack on a Coaching Day to your seminar or choose Coaching Only.
Suitable for levels Intro to Elite. This is a VERY POPULAR option!!