Canine communication in a Nosework trial scenario

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Rules and considerations

Lunch will be on your own.  Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day.

Be sure to pick up after your dog and deposit the waste in the bucket provided, we want to stay in the good graces of the school district!

Videotaping will not be permitted without the express written consent of the presenter and host

. . . With something for everyone participating in Canine Scenting Sports

Dana Zinn

Nose Work Clinic

January 26 & 27, 19

Sue Sternberg                    July 28-29, 2018

Linda Bramkamp

The Conversation of Team


1- Foundation -Odor importance

2- Problem Solving skill building

3- Handler leash work
4- Search area set up and hide placement for training -

     By building skill sets in the 4 areas above we can better understand the search area Odor Picture as portrayed by our dog and develop needed handler and team skills sufficient to identify our dog's odor communication when working odor to source, working non productive areas and learn to understand the differences between pooling and trapping odor, converging odor and source odor from the start line to source location. To do this we focus on ODOR and let odor be our teacher.

March 14 & 15, 2020


Ron Gaunt

August 10-13, 2017

A fantastic time was had by all during the 4 day - 7 site seminar.

It's our human nature to take a learning thing and turn it into a performance thing

Jill Kovacevich, CNWI

Nose work is built for you to learn

the mindset of the dog

SCENE : Ron Gaunt Workshop -
(1st timer team - virginal to Nose Work)

Handler: After a search gone awry (as they often do) asks this iconic man
     "I was thinking...blah blah blah"

Ron: Head drops with a sigh and slow nod of 'not this again'
               "Cut that shit out."

Handler: Baffled, waiting for a pearl of wisdom, eyes eager and wide, leaning in 
              "Cut what shit out?"

Ron: Like a cowboy in his puff of smoke looks you square in the eyes
               "That thinking shit"

Little did I know those years ago that gritty sand about 'not thinking shit' was the greatest pearl of wisdom I would ever receive in K9NW.

Presented by

August 17-18, 2019


Dana will tailor coaching to the individual team.  You will be given individual and specific handling tools to increase your ability to listen and simultaneously allowing your dog more freedom to make choices and search independently

She shares her observations of both the dog and handler for the handler to better understand and read their own dog during the search.  She will share ways to be a neutral yet supportive team member while letting the dog work to problem solve odor puzzles to source in each search.

Can You Hear Me Now Workshop ?

Linda participated in the pilot program for instructors earning her CNWI in Spring 2011.  Through her business, K9Knowswork, LLC, Linda offers intensive competition themed NW training sessions and offers and hosts workshops and coaching sessions at her homes in Plymouth IL and Castle Valley UT.  Willing to set hides at a moments notice and an ability to set up a learning opportunity anywhere, she offers exciting coaching sessions at homes, business and points of interest.   Most of her students are Summit League, National and Elite level competitors.  A seriously serial competitor from the early days of the sport thru the new Summit offerings, Linda's trialing experiences bring insight to her training sessions that many have benefited from.  She offers phone, email and video review with emphasis on encouraging exercises appropriate for that specific team's needs for success.  Having a background in teaching children and animals, Linda is always patiently guiding students to learn, laugh and enjoy listening to their dogs and their communications.    

​​​​K9 Sniffin' MT

Thank you Ron for sharing your knowledge and love for our dogs to make all our lives so much better

Saturday 1/2 day workshop

Following ORT completion

$60/Working team -- 10

Sunday workshop

8:30am - 4:00pm

$125/Working team -- 10

$50/Auditing spots, limited number

 Space will be alloted on a first come/first served basis based on postmark


Skyview High School

1775 High Sierra Blvd

Billings, MT 59105

Audit space is available both days    

      Working spaces are filled