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Apr 2,2020 - Apr 2,2025    Time: 6:00 am - 6:00 am

PHONE CONSULTATION/REMOTE COACHING Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” to handlers who are already doing search problems. When these handlers first sign up for our “Remote Training,” I ask them to videotape a search problem in each of the four NACSW elements and to send the videotapes to me for review.  I then critique the performance of the dog and handler team, usually by phone. Based on the training goals of a handler, I describe various training “set ups” to help the dog team achieve, or to further, their training goals in any or all of four NACSW elements. This form of “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” has proven to be very helpful to handlers who want to compete, as well as to dog owners who use this sport as an “enrichment activity” for themselves and for their dogs, as both types of handlers want to learn more about how to “set up” search problems appropriate for their dog’s level and to build a stronger working performance in their “already successful” working dog. However, we have found my “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” to be extremely helpful to handlers who compete their dogs but whose performance has somehow “gone south” or is simply not at the level desired by the handler. There is so much that goes into the training of a strong, working detection dog team and in the development of that trusting, reliable relationship which is so important to competing successfully. Unfortunately, a high level of performance is not “static” and can decline for many reasons. Maybe it is because a dog is struggling with working out the complexities of pooling odor. Maybe it is because a dog has lost its “focus” or “drive” for the work.  Or, maybe it is because the handler is having difficulty “reading” their dog. Given the many years I have been training detection dogs, I have gained the experience, knowledge, and the “eye,” to help such dog teams and I am  often able to give a handler information necessary to resolve these particular training problems as well as many others. While there are no “quick, easy fixes” when things break down, there are many dog teams competing successfully today who have benefited from my “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” and I look forward to sharing my  knowledge with other dog teams in the future!  For this type of Video Consultation/Remote Coaching" (including a phone consultation with no video review in order to discuss a particular training problem or issue), I charge a set fee of $65 for thirty minutes.


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    K9 Nose Work® Workshops, Off-Site Trainings and Remote Trainings with Gail McCarthy

    It is understood that the undersigned relinquishes all claims against and agrees to hold harmless the instructor and all property owners for any loss or injury which may have been caused directly or indirectly to any person, dog, or property while participating in these K9 Nose Work® Workshops, Off-Site Trainings and Remote Trainings stated above, or related activities. The undersigned hereby assumes all responsibility and liability for all claims.

    It is understood that every dog participating in these K9 Nose Work® Workshops, Off-Site Trainings and Remote Trainings will be in the care and control of the dog’s owner/handler at all times. All dogs must be confined to a crate or in a vehicle while not working with the instructor in one of these K9 Nose Work® Workshops or Off-Site Trainings.  No dog shall be tied out or left unattended in a vehicle without being carefully monitored by its owner/handler, especially when the hotter seasonal temperatures occur. It is further understood that the undersigned agrees to be fully responsible for the actions of his/her dog(s) while on the grounds on which these K9 Nose Work® Workshops or Off-Site Trainings are held. Consequently, if the undersigned fails to control his/her animal(s) to the satisfaction of the Instructor, including uncontrolled barking (especially in residential areas where K9 Nose Work® Workshops and Off-Site Trainings may be held), he/she will be required to remove themselves and their dog(s) from the grounds without a refund. Furthermore, any participant who demonstrates unsafe, unkind, or belligerent behavior will be asked to leave the property without refund.

    All dog owners/handlers are required to provide adequate care for their animals while present at these K9 Nose Work® Workshops, Off-Site Trainings and Remote Trainings, while also cleaning up after their dogs and themselves. Those who do not comply may face extra financial charges or be dismissed from the premises without refund.

    Please note that these K9 Nose Work® Workshops, Off-Site Trainings and Remote Trainings will go forward unless cancelled by the Instructor. No refunds will be made within the week prior to the start of the K9 Nose Work® Workshop, Off-Site Training and Remote Training and refunds will be made (less any PayPal fees) only if a written cancellation request was received by the Instructor before the week prior to the start of the K9 Nose Work® Workshop, Off-Site Training and Remote Training.


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