2022 Dave Kroyer Nosework Seminar

Internationally Acclaimed Dave Kroyer Is Coming Back to Sheridan, Wyoming!
3-Day Nosework Seminar with Dave Kroyer
August 5, 2022 at the PAWSitive Training Arena
August 6-7, 2022:  mornings at Craftco Metal Works storage yard; afternoons at PAWSitive Training Arena
See an illustrated explanation of nosework and the locations of the seminar.

This seminar will focus on efficient searching, accurate indications and reading your dog’s indication (whatever that indication may be).
You need to provide rewards that will immediately get the dog excited about what it is learning.  Be sure to bring lots of treats (more than one kind) that your dog goes crazy over, and toys if it is toy-driven.

August 5:  for beginner dogs – dogs not yet competing or just beginning competition, that search for all 5 UKC scents and have reliable indications.

Held at the PAWSitive Training arena, 752 1st Ave West, Unit B.  The building is just behind (west) of Affordable Autos on Coffeen Avenue, and is part of Sue’s husband’s business, Custom Sprinkler and Landscaping, which has a sign on the corner. The easiest way to find is it to go just south of the little strip mall by Starbuck’s.  Turn right (west) on 1st Ave W, the street that runs just behind strip mall, and go along behind that building.  Go past a couple of houses and turn left on the first little street (you can turn between 770 and 752 – Unit A, 1st Ave West).

August 6 & 7:  for dogs competing in all 4 nosework elements (containers, interiors, exteriors & vehicles).  If it’s hot, we will begin at 7 a.m. for cool work around all the metal at Craftco, move to the arena when the day gets hot, and quit for the day by 3.

Mornings (Note this is outdoors):  Held at Craftco Metalworks storage yard, 680 Airfield Ln, Sheridan (next to airport).  Take the south exit, which will put you on East Brundage Lane.  Head west, through two traffic lights, up the hill to the stop sign at Big Horn Avenue (Wyoming Highway Department will be on your left).  Continue going straight on Brundage, which now becomes West Brundage Lane.  The road will make a gentle curve to the right as it approaches the airport hangers.  If you look to the right, you will see Craftco’s storage yard.  Continue on West Brundage Ln until the first street to the right, which is Airfield Lane.  UPS is on that corner.  Turn right, go until you see the Craftco sign, turn right again and continue past their building to the stage yard.
Afternoons:  Held at the PAWSitive Training arena (directions above)

On Saturday, August 6th, we will work Exteriors at Craftco and Containers at the arena.
On Sunday, August 7th, we will work Vehicles at Craftco and Interiors at the arena.

Whether you are a seasoned competitor or just getting started in nosework, don’t miss the opportunity to work with one of the most sought-after trainers around. Dave is known as a “trainer of trainers.” His knowledge, innovative ideas and approach to problem solving are sought worldwide and his seminars are superb.

Learn more at davekroyer.com and on @davekroyerdogs.

WORKING SPOTS: $140 per day
Limited to 12 working spots each day
AUDIT SPOTS: $70 per day

FOR REGISTRATION and MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Cel Hope, celhaus@fiberpipe.net

Dave Kroyer, of Hutto, TX, is a veteran dog sport competitor, police K9 trainer, coach, judge and sought-after seminar presenter both domestically and abroad. 

Dave’s multi-dimensional approach to training gives him an incredibly well-rounded approach to behavior shaping and his technique is unique and incredibly accurate.

Through extensive work with law enforcement and military detection dogs, Dave has developed a reliable system for training odor detection in both professional law enforcement dogs and those competing in the sport of nosework. 

In the Kroyer system of detection dog training behaviors are taught operantly while introducing variables of discriminations in a controlled setting.  The indication is taught first in isolation, creating a clear, durable and distraction-free alert that becomes the basis for all future work.  The dog learns that sound, handler movement, handler orientation and distractions should be disregarded.  The nose, and the nose alone, will lead the dog to the target source and only from displaying two learned behaviors (sit or down) will it earn a reward. Only after it has a solid indication is the dog worked in real world situations, resulting in the creation of a powerful, independent searching dog.

“There are two common problems I see when dogs start searching.  One of them is that the indication has not been proofed properly.  The other would be a lack of motivation.  But normally the problem I’m going to see is the indication.  And basically what happens when a dog starts the search and comes into the odor but the indication has not been proofed on a variety of different items, the dog actually doesn’t know the answer to what to do when it encounters the odor.”

In the Kroyer system of detection dog training behaviors are taught operantly while introducing variables of discriminations in a controlled setting.  The indication is taught first in isolation, creating a clear, durable and distraction-free alert that becomes the basis for all future work.  The dog learns that sound, handler movement, handler orientation and distractions should be disregarded.  The nose, and the nose alone, will lead the dog to the target source and only from displaying two learned behaviors (sit or down) will it earn a reward. Only after it has a solid indication is the dog worked in real world situations, resulting in the creation of a powerful, independent searching dog.

“There are two common problems I see when dogs start searching.  One of them is that the indication has not been proofed properly.  The other would be a lack of motivation.  But normally the problem I’m going to see is the indication.  And basically what happens when a dog starts the search and comes into the odor but the indication has not been proofed on a variety of different items, the dog actually doesn’t know the answer to what to do when it encounters the odor.”

Learn more at www.davekroyer.com and on @davekroyerdogs

Photos of Craftco Metal Works Storage Yard