Workshops

Hone your skills by attending a workshop

A workshop is a shorter training session (4 hours or so) with just one instructor focused on one or two topics. Workshops give you the opportunity to refine specific areas of your training. You can sign up below.

It's not what it SEAMS! Container Element Live Coaching at Agape Ranch

Jul 26, 2020 8:23 AM

Container Element Live Coaching ! The focus of this workshop is on seams of containers. Seams are the weakest point on any container and are where the team has the most opportunity to catch odor emitting from that object. The search scenarios are designed to train your dog to sniff along the seams whenever they see one! Seams are the odor super highway! Come join The Scentsable K9 Instructors -Pete Stevens and Kevin Olin- at Agape Ranch in Valley Center , Ca. (North San Diego County) for a Live Coaching event where you get to "choose your own adventure" by running the scenarios that best suits your training goals. You decide if you want to have known hide locations, known amount of hides , run it blind or have a Life Line where we only step in if needed. This will be an all outdoor event and should be a ton of fun. Be trail ready meaning- it could get hot so plan for it! ***Teams should have an ORT for Anise, Birch, and Clove for Nosework. Teams wishing to use other odors (narcotics, HRD, etc) should recognize those odors and will need to be brought to the event with PRIOR approval*** ***COVID 19 protocols will be followed at this event. Since they are constantly evolving- the ones in place at the time of the event will be in effect***

Container Element Live Coaching ! The focus of this workshop is on seams of containers. Seams are the weakest point on any container and are where the team has the most opportunity to catch odor emitting from that object. The search scenarios are designed to train your dog to sniff along the seams whenever they see one! Seams are the odor super highway!

Come join The Scentsable K9 Instructors -Pete Stevens and Kevin Olin- at Agape Ranch in Valley Center , Ca. (North San Diego County) for a Live Coaching event where you get to "choose your own adventure" by running the scenarios that best suits your training goals. You decide if you want to have known hide locations, known amount of hides , run it blind or have a Life Line where we only step in if needed.

This will be an all outdoor event and should be a ton of fun. Be trail ready meaning- it could get hot so plan for it!

***Teams should have an ORT for Anise, Birch, and Clove for Nosework. Teams wishing to use other odors (narcotics, HRD, etc) should recognize those odors and will need to be brought to the event with PRIOR approval***

***COVID 19 protocols will be followed at this event. Since they are constantly evolving- the ones in place at the time of the event will be in effect***

Agapé Ranch 26417 N Lake Wohlford Rd Valley Center, CA 92082

Snourcing 101- Foundational Reinforcement Nipomo, Ca.

Aug 14, 2020 12:00 PM

Snourcing 101 focuses on increasing the dog’s motivation to source and independence to search. Handler focus includes observation and timing skills, tightening up alerts or Trained Final Resposes (TFR) while working your own dog and observing or helping others. Taught by Pete Stevens, this hands on workshop will give you the opportunity to try new things including Pete’s scent wall, imprinting tubes, and detection training boxes. You may have attended a Snourcing Workshop in the past, but just like all training, it is a perishable skill and needs to be kick started from time to time. Bring back that desire to hunt and get to source! *** All COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place. With the on-going changes of the safety protocols, they will be determined at the time of the event***

Snourcing 101 focuses on increasing the dog’s motivation to source and independence to search. Handler focus includes observation and timing skills, tightening up alerts or Trained Final Resposes (TFR) while working your own dog and observing or helping others. Taught by Pete Stevens, this hands on workshop will give you the opportunity to try new things including Pete’s scent wall, imprinting tubes, and detection training boxes.

You may have attended a Snourcing Workshop in the past, but just like all training, it is a perishable skill and needs to be kick started from time to time. Bring back that desire to hunt and get to source!

*** All COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place. With the on-going changes of the safety protocols, they will be determined at the time of the event***

Machado Farms 361 North Las Flores, Nipomo, CA 93444 Nipomo, CA 93444

Vehicle/Container Element **Live Coaching** Nipomo, Ca August 15th Morning

Aug 15, 2020 8:00 AM

Please join us for a live coaching session in Vehicle and Container elements. Both elements have their own difficulties and some in common. Your instructor, Pete Stevens, has done hundreds of vehicle and parcel sniffs and will pass on his years as a narcotics interdiction K9 handler as teams are put to the test in fun searches meant to enhance your skills. The searches will be challenging but designed for learning and success of the team! Vehicles searches may have varying amounts of odor and be concealed in strategic places. Containers will challenge teams with varying amounts of odor but may be packaged like narcotics are to avoid detection. You may be surprised at just how good your dog’s nose really is! ***All COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place during this event. With the constantly evolving safety protocols, they will be determined at the time of the event***

Please join us for a live coaching session in Vehicle and Container elements. Both elements have their own difficulties and some in common. Your instructor, Pete Stevens, has done hundreds of vehicle and parcel sniffs and will pass on his years as a narcotics interdiction K9 handler as teams are put to the test in fun searches meant to enhance your skills. The searches will be challenging but designed for learning and success of the team! Vehicles searches may have varying amounts of odor and be concealed in strategic places. Containers will challenge teams with varying amounts of odor but may be packaged like narcotics are to avoid detection. You may be surprised at just how good your dog’s nose really is!

***All COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place during this event. With the constantly evolving safety protocols, they will be determined at the time of the event***

Machado Farms 361 North Las Flores, Nipomo, CA 93444 Nipomo, CA 93444

Interior/Exterior Elements **Live Coaching** Nipomo, Ca August 15th PM

Aug 15, 2020 1:00 PM

Please join us for a live coaching session in Interior and Exterior elements. Both elements have their own difficulties and some in common. Your instructor, Pete Stevens, has done hundreds of interior and exterior sniffs for drugs and bad guys will pass on his years as a narcotics interdiction and patrol K9 handler as teams are put to the test in fun searches meant to enhance your skills. The searches will be challenging but designed for learning and success of the team! Interior searches may have varying amounts of odor and be put strategic places to keep your dog working. Exterior searches will challenge teams with varying amounts of odor and how to use and interpret odor behavior in an outdoor environment. These searches will be challenging but Pete will be right with you to work through it! *** All COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place. With the on-going changes of the safety protocols, they will be determined at the time of the event***

Please join us for a live coaching session in Interior and Exterior elements. Both elements have their own difficulties and some in common. Your instructor, Pete Stevens, has done hundreds of interior and exterior sniffs for drugs and bad guys will pass on his years as a narcotics interdiction and patrol K9 handler as teams are put to the test in fun searches meant to enhance your skills. The searches will be challenging but designed for learning and success of the team! Interior searches may have varying amounts of odor and be put strategic places to keep your dog working. Exterior searches will challenge teams with varying amounts of odor and how to use and interpret odor behavior in an outdoor environment. These searches will be challenging but Pete will be right with you to work through it!

*** All COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place. With the on-going changes of the safety protocols, they will be determined at the time of the event***

Machado Farms 361 North Las Flores, Nipomo, CA 93444 Nipomo, CA 93444

Mixed Element Mock Trial, Nipomo, Ca

Aug 16, 2020 10:00 AM

Gain valuable Trial experience without the pressure! Various Trial levels will participate in blind, timed Vehicle, Interior, Exterior and Container searches. You’ll have score & comment sheets as well as a debrief at the end. Judged by Pete Stevens, CA POST K9 Evaluator, CNCA Certifying Official, Trial Judge NACSW/ USCSS, & Michelle Doram, CNWI/ AKC SW Judge. For those participating in Live Coaching the next day, this a perfect way to pinpoint areas of opportunity. Limited to 16 attendees!

Gain valuable Trial experience without the pressure! Various Trial levels will participate in blind, timed Vehicle, Interior, Exterior and Container searches. You’ll have score & comment sheets as well as a debrief at the end. Judged by Pete Stevens, CA POST K9 Evaluator, CNCA Certifying Official, Trial Judge NACSW/ USCSS, & Michelle Doram, CNWI/ AKC SW Judge.

For those participating in Live Coaching the next day, this a perfect way to pinpoint areas of opportunity.

Limited to 16 attendees!

Machado Farms 361 North Las Flores, Nipomo, CA 93444 Nipomo, CA 93444

Would you like to host a workshop?

Our workshops are ready to hit the road and we are more than willing to do so. Hosts are required to find a suitable training venue that meets the needs of the desired goals. Schools (both public and private), large buildings with offices, or a large warehouse are great venues for hosting a seminar. Hosting a workshop allows you train with the Scentsable K9 without traveling to us. Please submit a form and let us know you’d like to host a workshop.

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