Workshops & Seminars

COVID-19 Policy Update

Effective July 22, masks will be optional. However, any instructor may request students to wear a mask during class.

Handler Situational Awareness/Trial and Error Through the Judge’s Eyes – with Bill Gaskins

Saturday, January 7, 8 am-12 pm

Requirements: Open to anyone competing or thinking of competing in nosework
Description: What is situational awareness? How do you employ it for an effective search? Learn how to recognize productive search zones, and what different elements can affect your search. Then Bill will examine common trialing mistakes and how to correct them.
There will be time for questions and discussion.

Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non-members.

Sniff and Learn – with Bill Gaskins

Saturday, January 7, 1-5 pm

Requirements: Open to anyone at NW2 or above
Description: Multiple searches with coaching and discussion afterwards.

Cost: $190 for members, $220 for non-members. (includes the morning seminar)

Open to MEMBERS ONLY until November 29. If spots remain, non-members can register starting on November 30.

Class Session Start - End Location
Handler Situational Awareness/Trial and Error through the Judge’s Eyes with Bill Gaskins - Saturday 1/7 8:00am January 7, 2023 Area B1 Register
Sniff and Learn with Bill Gaskins - Saturday 1/7 1:00pm January 7, 2023 Area B1 Class Full

Canine Wellness Workshop with Lisa DosPassos

Sunday, January 8, 9am-12pm and 12:30-3:30pm

Description: Lisa has been helping our dogs @ Y2K9s for years!

Learn hands-on techniques to check your dog for potential injuries, soreness or changes in their range of motion. You will learn ways to massage and stretch your dog, as well as learn helpful acupressure points that can enhance their well being. This workshop is helpful for young dogs, athletic dogs and senior dogs.

Working spots will include handlers working with their dog, ideally seated on the floor. Dogs participating need to be comfortable having other dogs in the room, and to remain quiet while we are learning the material. One dog per working spot.

Lisa is a certified canine rehab practitioner, and has specialized in working with canine athletes as well as senior dogs since 2014. She brings a diverse blend of skills from her background in both veterinary and human health. Lisa is passionate about helping dogs feel and move better, as well as empowering owners to advocate and assist their dogs to feel their best, in all stages of their lives.

Participants should bring a comfortable chair and a mat or blanket for their dog.

10 working spots available in each session. Unlimited auditing.

Cost: $60 for members, $75 for non-members, $30 member audit, $35 non-member audit

Open to MEMBERS ONLY until December 1. If spots remain, non-members can register starting on December 2.

Class Session Start - End Location
Canine Wellness Workshop with Lisa DosPassos - Sunday 1/8 9:00am - WORKING January 8, 2023 Area B1 Register
Canine Wellness Workshop with Lisa DosPassos - Sunday 1/8 9:00am - AUDITING January 8, 2023 Area B1 Register
Canine Wellness Workshop with Lisa DosPassos - Sunday 1/8 12:30pm - WORKING January 8, 2023 Area B1 Register
Canine Wellness Workshop with Lisa DosPassos - Sunday 1/8 12:30pm - AUDITING January 8, 2023 Area B1 Register