Fred Helfers 2018

K9 Nose Time is very pleased to announce the

Fred Helfers 2018 Sydney Tour, 20, 21st and 22nd October

Saturday 20 Oct – Understanding Olfaction and Odours.

This invaluable classroom full day seminar is for anyone interested in how dogs use their nose and detect odours, including competitors in scent work/nosework, barn hunt and tracking.  Topics discussed include:

  • Understanding the Canine Olfactory system – How the canine nose works.
  • Breathing, Sniffing
  • Theory of scent discrimination.
  • The Odour molecule. – Factors Influencing Odour
  • Temperature –  Wind –  Humidity
  • Definitions — Use of training aids – containment and handling.
  • Utilizing your knowledge of Odours and Olfaction in K9 Nose Work
  • Training scenarios and environmental issues.
  • Problem Solving Workshop: Review of detection dog training scenarios.

Sunday Oct 21st Foundations to Finesse Workshop –

6 Working Positions and 20 Auditors

 This workshop caters to all skill levels and has been specifically designed to elevate and strengthen each teams capabilities.

In this workshop, Fred will work hands on with each team to improve training, teamwork and competition skills. The workshop covers handler skills, reading your dog, and training drills that define patterned searches and handler / dog communication with minimal intrusion on the dog working to an odour source.

Working Positions and Auditors will be asked to complete a pre-training questionnaire which will enable Fred to also work on specific areas that you have identified.

Each team working will be videoed and video reviews will be done at the end of the day. Working teams will get a copy of their videos

ALL WORKING DOGS FOR FOUNDATION TO FINESSE MUST  BE ON BIRCH  AND BE ABLE TO SETTLE IN THE CAR AND BE COMFORTABLE WITH HUMANS.

Monday Oct 22nd NW2 Trial Prep Workshop.

10 Working Positions Available

20 Auditors Positions Available

This workshop caters to all trialling enthusiasts and continues to build each teams skill set.

Fred will work hands on with each team as they work all 4 elements under NW2 Trial conditions. Each team working will be videoed and in the afternoon Fred will do a video review and cover all key areas of NW2 such as:

  • Working with distractors
  • Understanding and working converging odours
  • Inaccessibles and reading your dog
  • Any other areas that have been identified in the pre-training questionnaire.

*Each team will receive a copy of their videos and Freds written assessment of their teams search execution in each element.

 

Working Positions and Auditors will be asked to complete a pre-training questionnaire which will enable Fred to also work on specific areas that you have identified.

ALL WORKING DOGS FOR THE NW2 TRIAL PREP MUST  BE ON BIRCH & ANISE AND BE ABLE TO SETTLE IN THE CAR AND BE COMFORTABLE WITH HUMANS.

Pre Order your copy of Fred’s Book – The Nosework Handler

This comprehensive book takes you, the handler, from the basics through challenging advanced exercises.

Color photographs and helpful diagrams, plus step-by-step instructions, walk you through the basics, coach you on improving your skills, and help you to work through errors and challenges.

Fred’s years of professional experiences provide a wealth of insights and help you understand that professional scent problems are much the same as yours.

Pre order price: $30.00 (Aus) to be picked up and paid for at the event (cash payment only)

Event price: $35:00 (Aus) purchased at the event – not pre ordered (cash payment only)

 

To pre order and collect your copy at the event, send an email to

k9nosetime@gmail.com with how many you would like and your contact details – or if your registering for any of the events you can order during the registration process (and pay for the book (and collect) at the event.

Please note tea and coffee will be provided during the seminars and workshops.

Please register below

Olfaction & Odour  Seminar  – $150 per person

Foundation to Finesse Workshop – $ 300 per team working position (6 max) SOLD OUT

Foundation to Finesse Workshop – $ 100 per auditor (20 max)

NW2 Trial Prep/Mock Trial – $300 per team working position (10 max) SOLD OUT

NW2 Trial Prep/Mock Trial – $100 per auditor (20 max)