Dana Zinn Workshop

The Whole Search from Scent to Finish

May 18 & 19, 2019


Wilton Community Center
9717 Colony Rd
Wilton, CA 95693

Details & Registration:

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You may pay by check, the mailing address is in the packet. If you’d prefer to pay with PayPal, please select from the options below. All forms must be returned by mail or email.

Saturday Only

Sunday Only

Saturday & Sunday

NACSW™ approved

CNWI CEU’s Available: 4/Day

A weekend with Dana Zinn From Scent to Finish

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

Throughout the weekend Dana will explore the following topics:

– Search area evaluation

– Hide placement

– Handling in a variety of areas

– Really listening to the dog in the search

– Managing the search

   –  knowing when to make adjustments in handling at the best time to support the dog

– Confidently saying “finished!”

Teams will work on exercises that progress over the weekend. We will use both live-demos and video review. 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. All levels are welcome, but dogs must be on odor.

Dana will challenge you in many ways and increase your confidence to read your dog better and just be a better team member in the search.

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Dana with Winnie & Kudos

Dana Zinn has been working with and training dogs since 1999. Her many years of dog training experience include working at the spcaLA 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 K9 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. Dana also helps with various projects within the NACSW Trial Department.

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 moved from California with her family to Golden, Colorado in 2008 and brought the sport of K9 Nose Work® with her. She has delighted in watching the growth of the sport in her community and around the country.