Come spend a weekend with Dana Zinn, CNWI, Founding Faculty, Supervisor Certifying Official, Certifying Official and part of the NACSW trial department.

Saturday August 5th – Habermehl Electric, 9542 S 58th St, Franklin, WI 53132

9AM – 5PM

Sunday August 6th – Twin Disc, 1328 Racine Street, Racine WI 53403

8AM – 4PM

CNWI CEUS – 4 per day
Throughout the weekend Dana will cover the following topics:

  • Search area evaluation
  • Hide placement
  • Handling in a variety of areas
  • Listening to what your dog is telling you in the search in a different way
  • Managing the search – knowing when to make adjustments in handling at the best time to support the dog

Teams will work on exercises that progress over the weekend.

Goals are to help you gain confidence in: setting up exercises to help your dog problem-solve, handling in any environment, and reading your dog in a way that makes you a stronger partner.

About Dana

Dana Zinn has been working with and training dogs since 1999. Her many years of dog training experience include working at the SPCA-LA as an Animal Behavior & Training Specialist. It was the time working with dogs in the shelter that drew her to the sport of K9 Nose Work®; not only for her own dogs, but for the many dogs in need of a “job” to do.

Dana was involved in the first publicly offered Nose Work class in Long Beach, CA. She not only participated but eventually assisted in instruction. From there Dana became involved in the development of the K9 Nose Work® instructor certification program. Dana was one of the first participants to be certified as an instructor for the K9 Nose Work® curriculum approved by the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC. She is proud to be a founding faculty member and a certifying official for sanctioned NACSW trials across the country. She recently became a Supervising Certifying Official, which means she is involved in the training of new COs for NACSW.

In regard to K9 Nose Work®, her learning never stops as she continues to teach classes, instruct at camps, and compete in trials. One of her proudest moments was placing first in the 2014 NACSW National Invitational.

Dana has participated in a variety of canine activities such as obedience, herding, agility and of course Nose Work. Dana moved from California with her family to Golden, Colorado in 2008 and has brought the sport of K9 Nose Work® with her.

Dana strives to increase her knowledge about canine behavior and instruction. She has attended and helped coordinate many seminars featuring some of the worlds most sought after speakers. One of her most memorable educational experiences was working with and learning from the renowned dog behavior expert and trainer John Rogerson. She has traveled to England and Washington State to work with and assist him on many courses including his 21-day Instructors’ Course.

Dana is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a member of the Colorado Trainers’ Networking Group. Dana was certified as a professional dog trainer in 2005 by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).

Dana currently shares her life with her wonderful husband Ken, two beautiful children Jessica & Ben, as well as one resident cat and her best learning tools: her canine partners Kudos, a Belgian Tervuren, and her Labrador retriever, Winnie.

12 Working Demonstration Spots/ 20 Auditing Spots

Working teams of all skill levels are welcome, provided the dog is working on odor only. Searches and strategies will be tailored to the level of the working teams.

Attention: No human reactive dogs will be able to fill a working spot.

  • All working dog-handler teams must be at the NW2 to Elite.
  • Anyone is welcome to audit.

Enrollment in a class with a CNWI or ANWI is highly recommended for all attending. Dog-handler teams MUST have a strong understanding of the NACSW K9 Nose Work principles and philosophy. We recommend auditing if you have not been utilizing the NACSW K9NW methodology in your training program.

Working spots: $250 both days or $140 one day (limited to 12 working dogs)

Auditing: $140 full weekend or $80 per day (unlimited and open to anyone at any level)


Host: Loving Paws LLC www.lovingpawsllc.com

Contact: Laura Yurchak, laura@lovingpawsllc.com 262-652-0652

This event will take place rain or shine as long as the presenter arrives.

Loving Paws LLC Policies & Information: Use the link provided to register for a spot for this event. If you choose to cancel your registration for the seminar, you must notify us in writing (e-mail, fax, or letter). Cancellations received before midnight July 5th, 2017 10pm will receive a refund minus a $10.00 processing fee. Any cancellations after this date will receive a refund minus $10 processing fee only if another participant is available from our waiting list or arranged by you. This policy is without exception. Refunds will be given if presenter is absent.