K9 NOSE WORK® WORKSHOP
A good K9 Nose Work team is
made up of a nose and a brain. Your dog is
the sniffer, you are the thinker. It is
the dog’s job to use his nose to find the target odor. It is the handler’s job to understand changes
of behavior in order to help the dog succeed.
“Understanding Changes of Behavior”
In this workshop, you’ll learn
· how the dog uses the environment to help him solve the odor
· how to observe and understand changes in the dog’s behavior
· how to use that information to help your dog get to source
This workshop is limited to 5
working teams, and dogs must have been introduced to at least one target odor
prior to the workshop.
Beginners are welcome to come
“audit” the workshop without a dog.
Date: October 18, 2017 – 5 p.m. (second session
will be offered at 6:30 p.m. if there is enough interest.
Fee: $35/dog and handler team $15/to audit (watch) without a dog
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!!!!!!
Bitches in season may
participate, but must wear “panties” and will run at the end of the session.
Valerie Casperite has been
training dogs professionally for more than 10 years and enjoys helping students
bring out the best in their canine companions.
Her credentials include:
Certified Professional Dog
Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
Certified Canine Nose Work
K9 Nose Work® ORT judge and
Diploma of Canine Behavior
Science and Technology (Dip.CPST)
Certificate of Professional
Dog Training Science and Technology (Cert. PDTST) AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
AKC Scent Work judge
The activity and sport of K9
Nose Work® immediately captured Valerie’s interest when she first heard of it
in 2010, and in 2012 she became one of the first ten Certified Nose Work Instructors
in the state of New Jersey. Since then,
she has gone on to become a judge and certifying official for Odor Recognition
Tests and has had the pleasure of seeing some of her students become certified
Valerie teaches private
clients through her business, A Better Trained Dog LLC, as well as K9 Nose Work®
classes and “pet dog” group classes at various training centers in NJ. She frequently attends seminars and webinars
on olfaction, dog training, animal behavior and principles of learning.
She currently has five German
Shorthaired Pointers and has handled them to titles in K9NW®, Rally, Hunting,
Conformation, CGC and Valor Agility.
Valerie resides in Beverly, NJ
with her husband, their dogs, and two cockatiels.
Doggy Play Dates are held often at Paw Tracks. These events usually include Lure Chasing and Agility Walk/Run-Throughs. Other activities such as Barn Hunts, Scent Games, Fetch, Paw Painting and Bob for Dog Treats may also be included. Canine Good Citizen and Pet Therapy Tests are offered, periodically, by approved evaluators.
Private Parties are also available! They are 2 hours in length and fees are based on # of activities and dogs. Parking is limited to 25 vehicles.
Please read our House Rules before visiting our facility or enrolling in a class. Classes are limited to 4-8 students and will be postponed if minimum is not met. To register, complete and mail Class Enrollment form with fee payable to
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