K9 Nose Work Remote Training

Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers various forms of “Remote Training” to people that live in areas where they do not have access to CNWI/ANWI trainers and who want to continue to learn about K9 Nose Work Training … or who even want to start K9 Nose Work Training.  Based on over twenty-five years as a detection dog trainer, Gail has developed a powerful K9 Nose Work Training Plan that has produced many successful competition dogs.  And, she can work with your dog at whatever level they are currently performing.  Please check out the Accolades Section of this website to see a listing of the many accomplishments of Gail’s students.

Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers various forms of “Remote Training” via emails, videos and phone consultations as follows:

REMOTE FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING FOR NOVICE DOGS
(or dogs that handlers want to “restart”):

Over the years, I have developed a powerful system of detection dog training which has been successfully followed by many dog teams.  Through  my “Remote Foundational Training,” I am able to share my Training Plan with individuals who are not in my area but who want to start their dogs in K9 Nose Work, or who are not satisfied with their dogs’ current foundational training.  I have written training plans for Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.  Please check out my class descriptions on my website (www.scentinelnosework.com) to see the progression of my classes to Level 5.

When you first sign up for Scentinel Nose Work’s “Remote Foundational Training” with a novice dog, or with a dog that you would like to “restart,” I will send to you one written lesson plan a week covering the first six weeks of Level 1. I then will ask you to send to me a short video of each week’s training which I will critique.  As much of Level 2 is venue-based, I have videos or photographs that I will share and discuss with you for all of the different venues which I introduce in Level 2. Then, when moving your dog on to “odor,” I have written lesson plans covering Levels 3 and 4 where handlers are instructed how to introduce the three NACSW-target odors to their dogs.  Finally, I also have written lesson plans for Level 5 where the dog is educated as to what they are to find and to tell you about.  Each of these Levels spans a six-week period and handlers will be sent one lesson plan a week and are asked to send to me one video which I will verbally critique.

As a student is getting much of the same information “remotely” for each Level as they would have gotten in class with Gail, I therefore charge my regular fee of $180 per six-week session as it is the “information you get each week” that is key, and not necessarily the number of runs I see you do.  As Ron Gaunt, a Master Trainer and Co-Founder of the Sport of K9 Nose Work, used to say, “I do not train your dog.  I train you to train your dog.” Gail’s form of “Remote Foundational Training” teaches you “how to train your dog.”

Until I have a registration system in place, please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com if you would want to start my “Remote Foundational Training” with your dog!

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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.

Until I have a registration system in place, please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com if you would want to start my “Phone Consultation/Remote Coaching” with your dog!

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VIDEO REVIEW
Scentinel Nose Work Dog Training offers “Video Review” to handlers who are already doing search problems. When these handlers sign up for our “Video Review,” we will ask them to send two videos to Gail for her view and critique.  The critique can either be by phone or by email, but remember that it takes much more time for me to write up a critique and, therefore, the time you purchase may be better spent by talking with me by phone as to what I see in each video.  For this type of “Video Review, I charge a set fee of $40 for thirty minutes.

Until I have a registration system in place, please email me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com if you would want to start my “Video Review” with your dog!

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Please contact me at scentinelnosework@gmail.com if you would like to participate in this any form of “Remote Training” with me or if you have any additional questions.  I very much look forward to helping more people be successful in the wonderful sport of K9 Nose Work!!!