Introduction To K9 Nose Work


Saturday June 16th, 2012 ~ OR ~ Sunday June 17th, 2012

with Jill Marie O’Brien CPDT-KA, CNWI
Co-Founder, National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSWTM)
Co-Founding Instructor, K9 Nose Work®

Dogs have a sense of smell 100,000 to 1 million times stronger than humans.  They also have a natural desire to hunt, which can be channeled to food and toys.  K9 Nose Work® allows dogs to use these skills in a way that is fun for both dog and owner. Utilizing methods similar to bomb and drug detection, Jill will teach you how to get started in this fast-growing sport.

The full day workshop is designed not only for the dog sport enthusiast and dog owner looking for a fun outlet for their dog, but also for owners of dogs with varying needs:


       * Shy and fearful dogs will gain confidence by using their natural instincts.

       * Excitable dogs will burn mental and physical energy and learn to focus.

       * Old dogs can have fun playing nose games in the comfort of their own homes.

       * Newly adopted dogs will develop a bond with you since you will work together as a team.

* Aggressive dogs that can’t participate in regular group classes can also enjoy scent work.


Jill will take you through the foundation process to get any dog started in this fun sport. You’ll be hooked as soon as you see your dog’s face when he realizes he’ll be rewarded for using his nose!

Read more about K9 Nose Work at:


Jill Marie has been training dogs for over twenty years and is a certified professional dog trainer, certified nose work instructor, and co-founder of the National Association of Canine Scent Work. Her experience includes agility, tracking, Schutzhund and detection training. She and her dog Beckett are a nationally certified Narcotics Detection Team.


DATE:                        Saturday June 16th, 2012 (9:00AM – 4:00PM *)

LOCATION:            Haleiwa, Oahu at the WCA historic gym


DATE:                        Sunday June 17th, 2012 (9:00AM – 4:00PM *)

LOCATION:            Honolulu, Oahu at the Loveland Academy

* There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12-1pm

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION PRICE (prior to April 15th 2012)        

WORKING SPOT:            $125 per person (attending with your dog)

OBSERVER SPOT:            $80 per person (attending without a dog)

FULL REGISTRATION PRICE (on or after April 15th 2012)        

WORKING SPOT:            $145 per person (attending with your dog)

OBSERVER SPOT:            $95 per person (attending without a dog)
Requirements for Working Participants (limited to 10 dogs per day): Dogs of all ages, levels of training and fitness are welcome. Dogs will be worked one dog at a time, so shy and excitable dogs are welcome, as well as dogs who don’t feel comfortable around other dogs. No dogs with aggression towards people (strangers). Dogs must be able to stay quietly in a crate out of the owner’s sight when not working.

Observer Participants: One of the best ways to learn about nose work is to watch lots and lots of dogs work. Learn the ins and outs of the sport by observing a variety of breeds and personality types.


To register online by credit card, go to:

 To pay by check, mail payment made out to COUNTRY CANINE LLC to:

Country Canine LLC
67-321 Kiapoko Place, Waialua HI 96791


Contact host Kyoko Johnson of Country Canine at (808) 728-8415 or