Nosework Intro

Session 1 - Saturday, 2:30-4:00pm
Session 2 - Sunday, 2;30-4:00pm 
$35 per dog 

If you haven't tried the new dog sport called Nosework, this is your chance! Kim Buchanan & Jo Trent will be joining us for two nosework sessions, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

To reserve a spot, please prepay below or contact Cindy Chick on site.

Kimberly Buchanan
Kimberly Buchanan is one of the original Founding Instructors for the sport of K9 Nose Work®, having begun training in the sport in 2007. She and her Belgian Tervuren Oscar were among the first 6 teams to earn the NW1 title at the first sanctioned trial in January of 2009. Oscar and her Terv Emmy were two of the first teams to title to an NW2 and Kim & Emmy were the FIRST to have qualified for the challenging NW3 title. They are also the very first and one of only four teams to have earned the NW3 Elite title (= NW3 x 3).

Kim has trained and competed in Herding, Tracking, Obedience, Schutzhund, Ringsport, Dock Diving, and Agility. They have competed nationally as part of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, AKC and USDAA Agility and internationally in the 2011 & 2012 World Championships of Belgian Shepherds in Belgium & Italy. 
Kim has taught Agility and Nose Work classes and is enthusiastically helping to bring the sport of K9NW to other regions across the country as part of the faculty with NACSW. ~ 

Jo Trent

Co-instructing with Kim will be Jo Trent. Originally from Colorado, Jo Trent moved to Southern California in 1995. From the corporate world to the spcaLA’s Outreach Assistant, Jo became the shelter manger at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center. She assisted the spcaLA’s Animal Behavior and Training Department with assessments and became a member of spcaLA’s Disaster Animal Response Team (DART). Jo also became a sworn spcaLA Humane Officer and is S.A.F.E. certified.

Jo’s interest in K9 Nose Work® developed in 2009, when she enrolled her dog Sluggo in a Fun Nose Work class. Jo enjoyed the confidence and fun that Sluggo experienced through Nose Work so much that she wanted to share the wonderful game with more folks and their dogs. Sluggo is not the only Nose Work star in the Trent household. Taz soon joined in the fun and has even traveled to many locations to trial and helps her mom at a few workshops and clinics.

Jo is now a Certified Nose Work Instructor teaching K9 Nose Work® classes. She also works for the NACSW where she handles scorebooks, general workshop inquiries, and assists with the instructor certification program.