This is a 2+hour Workshop! $60 for Audit slot, $75 to have your dog worked.
Learn how your dog experiences and perceives his/her world through his/her Nose.
This is an opportunity to work in a hands on clinic/seminar with world renown instructor Mike Herstik.
This is a class for civilian scentwork enthusiasts, offering remediation, enhancement and development of both K9 and handler skills. Beginning and advanced dogs welcome!
Protocols for laying a strong foundation that can carry you through the long term will be discussed and demonstrated.
* False alert remediation
* Target odor recognition, committing to odor
* Effective extinction protocols for distractors
* Search pattern development
* Commuting and fringing on the indication
* Intensity/drive enhancement
* Effective use of both the Herstik Wall and boxes
* Proper storage and transport of training aids and props
Fact versus theory. Reality versus myth.
This combination clinic/ seminar will allow for a limited number of handlers, with their dogs and a limited number of observers. There will be question/answer periods offered.
There is a $15 dollar extra fee to work your dog. Please bring that the day of event
If you are planning on bringing your dog to work with.
Please email Barry@bluecollarworkingdog.com with your breed of dog and what you would like to work on. **please bring a crate for your dog **
Mike Herstik is a detection SME instructor for both law enforcement and military, specializing in K9 bomb detection. His background includes having trained the lead K9 trainers for the U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Army Rangers, IDF Oketz unit, LAPD Bomb Squad, LASD, and Israeli National and Border Police.
This is a rare opportunity for a limited number of people and dogs to work with one of the best scentwork trainers in the world.