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As a long standing member of the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy faculty, Stacy offers webinars, workshops, and participates in other FDSA sponsored events. You can find more information here!

Upcoming Event Schedule

 

WORKSHOP

WW174: Building Nosework Skills: The Inaccessible Hide Due to Reach

May 31st, 2020

NOTE: This is a workshop hosted by Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  Registration and attendance will be managed though FDSA. Registration opens May 22nd!

Lecture Publish Date: Sunday May 31
Video Submissions Due Date: Sunday June 7 @ 12pm noon PT
Feedback & Questions Video Publish Date: Wednesday June 10

Inaccessible hides don’t need to be scary! You don’t need to avoid training them. In this workshop series, we will explore HOW to train these skills.

This workshop will focus on the Inaccessible Hide Due to Reach. Inaccessible Due to Reach hides are hides that are not closed off to the environment, but the dog still can’t get to source. A good example would be a hide in stack of pallets… the hide still produces a scent cone a large as an accessible hide, however the ability to call these hides in competition really rests on communication.

There are two important aspects to training this skill… working the “Deep Accessible” hide which strengthens sourcing skills and resilience, and timing of the marker. We will cover the steps to introduce and fine tune your marker use in order to really give your dog a leg up in working these hides!

Specific topics of the lecture portion will include:

  • The concept in using drive to source behavior for this type of hide
  • Building drive to source behavior with “Deep Accessible” hides
  • Recognition and understanding of the behavior that your dog will show you with these hides
  • Concept behind timing of the marker
  • Do you want a final response in this case?
  • Applying drive to source to Inaccessible Due to Reach

Click here for Workshop FAQS: https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/22304

WEBINAR

Reading Your Dog Series: Blank Areas

June 18th, 2020 @ 9:00 PM ET

NOTE: This is a webinar hosted by Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  Registration and attendance will be managed though FDSA.

Fee: $19.95 – Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

In this third part of the Reading Your Dog Series, we will focus on understanding the behavior that our dogs show us when the dog is NOT in odor!

Usually when we start to learn how to read our dogs, we focus on In Odor aspects of their behavior and we often assume that when there is no odor that it’s a LACK of those behaviors that clue us in. We couldn’t be farther from the truth! Our dogs will give us very specific behavior when searching in areas with no odor. This webinar will focus on identifying those behaviors.

This is an incredible part of the handler’s education and will help the handler to identify blank areas and to clear larger search areas where hides may not be even set out around the area.

All of this knowledge comes together so that we can be more successful in both training and trialing. We can as a result qualify more often and be more effective in our training.

This webinar is the third of a series of three webinars on reading the dog. You can watch them all or pick and choose!

WEBINAR

Unsing Scent Theory to Your Advantage

June 25th, 2020 @ 9:00 PM ET

NOTE: This is a webinar hosted by Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  Registration and attendance will be managed though FDSA.

Fee: $19.95 – Registration required PRIOR to scheduled presentation time.

Do you know why air moves and what may affect your hides? Do you know how to anticipate hide behavior based on weather, humidity, and more? Have you ever set a funky hide and you want to know WHY?

This webinar will explain in easy to understand terms how air moves and how it affects your hide’s availability. We will have lots of video examples ranging from basic to very advanced. Also, if something DOES go wrong with your hide, do you know how to fix it?

And finally, we will explore how to use this information to ultimately be more successful when we trial.


Yes! I’ll be presenting!!

Make sure you sign up at https://thelemonadeconference.com in order to get more information!!

New Webinars Coming Soon!
  • Reading Your Dog Series: Working with Multiple Hides coming May 7th, 2020
  • Reading Your Dog Series: Blank Areas coming June 18th, 2020
New Workshops Coming Soon!
  • Building Nosework Skills: The Inaccessible Hide Due to Reach coming May 31st, 2020
  • Building Nosework Skills: The Inaccessible Hide Due to Containment coming July 5th, 2020
  • Building Nosework Skills: The Inaccessible Hide Due to Elevation coming September 27th, 2020