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Jon Sarabia Competition Seminar
January 19 - January 20
SMDTC Welcomes Back Jon Sarabia, one of the most highly sought after scent work presenters, for a two-day Advanced Scent Work Seminar.
Jon is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, with over a decade of handling and training experience for the Military Working Dog program at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. During his tenure as a handler, trainer, and kennel master, Jon’s trained hundreds of dogs and handlers for the military and for civilian departments. Upon retirement, Jon has continued his passion for scent detection by judging AKC Scent Work and NACSW Nosework and by teaching classes and presenting scent detection seminars.
Jon’s reputation for training quality scent detection canines and their handlers is recognized throughout the military and civilian arenas.
This seminar will focus on helping the teams who are preparing to exhibit and for teams already competing. Some areas to be covered are:
- The factors effecting odors including weather and the search area environment.
- Productive searching and handling skills; leash handling, search patterns, detailing skills, reading changes of behavior, and cueing.
- Hide placements;accessible and Inaccessible hides.
WORKING TEAMS ARE LIMITED TO 15. UNLIMITED AUDITORS.
Registration Fee: Working Team, TWO DAYS – $200.00 Auditor – $100.00. Coffee and pastries will be available in the mornings. Lunch will not be provided.
Please complete the following form and return it, along with payment to the address indicated in the document.
This event will meet at the SMDTC training building and property, located at: 454 N. Farm Road 223, Springfield, Mo. 65802. Some activity will take place outdoors; dress accordingly. Be prepared to move to different locations throughout the weekend.
- January 19
- January 20
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- Cathy Hawkins