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Embracing Imperfection in Nose Work with Diane Ross
Embracing Imperfection in Nose Work with Diane Ross

Sat, May 25



Embracing Imperfection in Nose Work with Diane Ross

How does it feel to hear a “no” in trial? Are you ever worried that you might do something that confuses your dog during a search?

Time and Location

May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Loveland, 218 E 29th St, Loveland, CO 80538, USA

About the event

The more we understand about how we influence our dogs during a search, the more we can discuss how to handle our inevitable mistakes. If your mistakes make you feel bad, but you want to focus on learning from them, this is the workshop for you! All dogs on odor are welcome.

When we let go of the need to be perfect, we are more free to be in tune with our canine partners. Trialing can bring up a competitive perfectionism in so many us, which then contradicts the reason we got into this sport in the first place, to have a great time with our dog. Diane will help both working teams and auditors gain confidence in our handling, so that we can be the best teammates to our talented dogs. Join us for this exciting one-day workshop where we will work on embracing our imperfections, and leaving behind the idea of a mistake-free handler!

Learn more about your instructor:

Diane discovered K9 Nose Work in 2012 while searching for an appropriate activity for her 2-year-old reactive Standard Poodle.  After watching her dog’s confidence grow exponentially, Diane chose to make a career change and become a CNWI.  She is passionate about guiding her students to appreciate, learn from, and form strong working bonds with their K9 partners. In addition to teaching classes, Diane hosts trials, and with her partner has provided video services to many Nose Work trials throughout the Rocky Mountain region.  She is a judge and CO for NACSW. In her spare time Diane will be working in her greenhouse, growing trees and flowers.  She also enjoys hiking and tracking with her two Standard Poodles, Zeana and Rio, and her Border Collie Xander.

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