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Cognition Testing for Detection Dogs Part 1 with Cameron Ford

October 9th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET

DID YOU MISS IT? THIS EVENT IS OVER BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY THE RECORDING!

This will be a 2 part webinar where Cameron Ford will help you to get to know your dog better or find a better dog for working and detection
About this Event
THIS is for PART 1 of 2 ONLY
Scentsabilities Nosework and Stacy Barnett is proud to host Cameron Ford of Silver State K9 for a 2 Part Webinar Series on Canine Cognition Testing for Detection Dogs!
This webinar is based on the research Cameron Ford has conducted with Duke University.

This class is for everyone, whether you are a professional looking to enhance how you select dogs or a Nose/Scent work handler and trainer. Learning cognition testing enhances your knowledge about the dog in front of you.

These Cognition tests (Brain Games) help you learn crucial information such as, is you dog strong in memory, is the dog a problem solver, how quick does it make inferences? Additional things these tests show are, does the dog easy follow gestural communication and what is your dog’s laterality.

If you are a Law Enforcement Agency or Security Firm, these tests help you select a better more trainable dog. In conjunction with the normal K9 selection and evaluation steps agencies use, adding these K9 Brain games to your evaluation raises the percentage of dogs successfully picked to be working K9’s. Using these tests have proven to increase selection percentages of the right dogs for your program and it has also proven to reduce training time needed to get dogs ready and on the road.

If you do Nose/Scent work, the information from these games help you understand your dog better and how to set up training sessions that get the most out of your dog. Just knowing if your dog is right or left brain dominant can make a big difference on how you search an area.

This will be a 2 part webinar where I cover the information to help you learn and apply these tests and get to know your dog better or help you find a better dog for working and detection.
This registration is for PART 1 ONLY. You will need to register for PART 2 separately.

Cameron Ford’s Bio:

  • Cameron has been in K9 25 years first worked as a Military Working Dog Handler in the US Air Force (Stationed in Germany). During his time in Germany he was a Graduate of the German
  • Police Dog Handler School as well as attended training with Dutch Police Dog School in Nunspeet.
  • Cameron was later a Police Ofc. K-9 Unit, SWAT (FL & TX)
  • From 2010 to 2014 worked as a Government Contractor K9 Program Mgr. overseeing large K9 contracts in the middle east.
    2014 to 2018 Navy SEAL SR. K9 Instructor (SEAL teams 1,3,5 and 7)


  • CA POST K-9 team evaluator
  • K9 Nose Work Judge


  • Member of Duke University Canine Cognition Research Team
  • Researcher at Texas Tech University Canine Olfaction Laboratory 


  • Presently Training Director for Silver State K9 LLc

Podcast host for” K9s Talking Scents”

 

$25 USD Payable by PayPal

available only until Nov 1

Developing the Essential Elements of Focus in Nosework

October 15th, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET

Do you wish your searches were ONLY about finding target odor? Focus is the key and is the most critical foundational piece of FLOW.

Our dogs have three choices when searching. They can either focus on the environment (squirrels and dog pee!), they can focus on YOU (hey mom or dad, where do YOU think the hide is?), or they can focus on the search. Even if your dog is completely comfortable with searching, your dog may not be focused. Learn how to establish Focus in a searching context.

This webinar will give you an understanding of:

  • What IS Focus in Nosework and what does it actually look like?
  • What are the pieces that need to be put into place in order for Focus to be possible?
  • What should a training session look like if you want to develop a Focused Nosework dog?
  • How do you remediate the chronically unfocused search dog?
  • And more!

In a later webinar, we will cover a really cool concept of FLOW…. this webinar contains essential information if you want to truly develop FLOW.

Cognition Testing for Detection Dogs Part 2 with Cameron Ford

October 23rd, 2019 @ 9:30pm ET

THIS is for PART 2 of 2 ONLY

Scentsabilities Nosework and Stacy Barnett is proud to host Cameron Ford of Silver State K9 for a 2 Part Webinar Series on Canine Cognition Testing for Detection Dogs!

This webinar is based on the research Cameron Ford has conducted with Duke University.

This class is for everyone, whether you are a professional looking to enhance how you select dogs or a Nose/Scent work handler and trainer. Learning cognition testing enhances your knowledge about the dog in front of you.

These Cognition tests (Brain Games) help you learn crucial information such as, is you dog strong in memory, is the dog a problem solver, how quick does it make inferences? Additional things these tests show are, does the dog easy follow gestural communication and what is your dog’s laterality.

If you are a Law Enforcement Agency or Security Firm, these tests help you select a better more trainable dog. In conjunction with the normal K9 selection and evaluation steps agencies use, adding these K9 Brain games to your evaluation raises the percentage of dogs successfully picked to be working K9’s. Using these tests have proven to increase selection percentages of the right dogs for your program and it has also proven to reduce training time needed to get dogs ready and on the road.

If you do Nose/Scent work, the information from these games help you understand your dog better and how to set up training sessions that get the most out of your dog. Just knowing if your dog is right or left brain dominant can make a big difference on how you search an area.

This will be a 2 part webinar where I cover the information to help you learn and apply these tests and get to know your dog better or help you find a better dog for working and detection.

This registration is for PART 2 ONLY. You will need to register for PART 1 separately.

Cameron Ford’s Bio:

  • Cameron has been in K9 25 years first worked as a Military Working Dog Handler in the US Air Force (Stationed in Germany). During his time in Germany he was a Graduate of the German
  • Police Dog Handler School as well as attended training with Dutch Police Dog School in Nunspeet.
  • Cameron was later a Police Ofc. K-9 Unit, SWAT (FL & TX)
  • From 2010 to 2014 worked as a Government Contractor K9 Program Mgr. overseeing large K9 contracts in the middle east.
  • 2014 to 2018 Navy SEAL SR. K9 Instructor (SEAL teams 1,3,5 and 7)


  • CA POST K-9 team evaluator
  • K9 Nose Work Judge


  • Member of Duke University Canine Cognition Research Team
  • Researcher at Texas Tech University Canine Olfaction Laboratory 


  • Presently Training Director for Silver State K9 LLc

Podcast host for” K9s Talking Scents”

NEW!! Past webinar recordings for a select few topics are now available for purchase

 There are a few topics that I will likely not revisit but are VERY useful.  I’ve decided to make these recordings available for purchase on a trial basis.  Webinar recordings are taken from a past Live event.  Slides, videos and Q&A from the Live event are included.

Training Handler Scent Discrimination

Are you interested in trying Handler Scent Discrimination in wither AKC or UKC but you don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you HAVE started and you’d like more complicated games to play. This webinar will cover both! Stacy will take you through how to train and master handler scent discrimination including covering the science of the human odor scent cone!

$25.00 payable via PayPal

Conquering the Challenges of Training Nosework at Home

Do you train Nosework primarily at home? Or do you practice during the week when not at class? This webinar will cover the challenges of working at home. How do you handle residual odor? What about proper odor handling? Can’t get motivated? What do you do with the other dogs when you train? Ack! So much to think of! Get your questions answered in this webinar.

$25.00 payable via PayPal   

Pee No More! Addressing Urination in Nosework Searches

Do you worry that your dog will pee in a search area and wreck your changes of qualifying? Do you have an intact dog and worry that he will “mark” while you try to search? In this webinar we will analyze what urine COB’s and sniffing looks like compared to target odor. We will also discuss what to do in the event of your dog marking during a training session and how to avoid the situation to begin with!

$25.00 payable via PayPal   

Box Smashers Anonymous

Box Antics!! Learn how to head box smashing off at the pass. Initial training and reformation will be discussed. Learn how to avoid box smashing and how to fix the issue once developed. Avoid those faults!!

$25.00 payable via PayPal   

Curious about what a Webinar Recording LOOKS like?  Take a look at a short clip taken from “Pee No More”.  Each webinar recording averages around 1.5 hours long!

NEW!! Webinar Gift Certificates

Do you struggle with what to buy for that special Nosework enthusiast?  Gift certificates are now available for purchase!  

Did you receive a Gift Certificate? It’s super easy to redeem…  when you sign up for a webinar, simply enter your Gift Certificate code in the spot for “Promo Codes” in Eventbrite.  See you there!