K9 Nose Work® workshop with Donna Toews

K9 Nose Work® Clinic

We are delighted to announce that certified K9 Nose Work® instructor Donna Toews CPDT-KA will be here on the coast in Gibsons teaching a 2 day clinic in K9 Nose Work® October 14 and 15, 2017. Donna is certified with National Association of Canine Scent Work LLB.

She has participated in the activity since December 2009 and her team is the first from Canada to earn a NW3 Elite title.

This fun activity has many benefits for dogs.  Here are a few listed on the K9NW website:

Some of the many benefits of K9 Nose Work are:

  • Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches
  • Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog
  • No prior training is required and no obedience is needed
  • In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest crated or safely in a vehicle between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity, too
  • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches
  • Stronger bond between dog & handler as handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon his dog

For more information please visit the K9 Nosework Website.

The morning workshop will be “foundations” for teams who are new to the activity or have some experience but not yet on odor. Individually, dogs learn to search the four elements… containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicles in this fun, rewarding , confidence building activity.
The afternoon workshop will be for “advanced” for dogs already on odor.
Beginner participants with working spots can audit the advanced group and advanced can audit the beginner group that weekend.
Please register here.  You will be taken to a PayPal link to pay.  Please note, registration is only complete and spot held when payment is made. Registrants will be sent confirmation and workshop details when registration is complete.  Workshop fee is $100.00 .
For out of town participants check out the lovely cabin at Hough Heritage Farm: Deluxe 1 bedroom cabin, queen bed and 2 twin beds. Sleeps 4 max. Comes with full kitchen, DW, w/d and espresso machine. $150 per night for 2 people and two night minimum stay on weekends. $25 extra for up to 4 people max. Dog fee  waived for this event. Cabin comes with dog bowls and treats. View photos and reviews on Airbnb Hough heritage farm cabin.