Seminar Information

Search Area Evaluation: Interiors
You can purchase this recording through May 25.

Dana Zinn, CNWI, CPDT-KA

May 26, 2020

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Dates and Locations - About this Seminar - Meet the speaker/s - Continuing Education Credits - Tuition and Registration - Directions and Travel Information - Rules and Considerations


Dates and Locations

75-minute Webinar
Recorded version available end of the day May 27th. 
A link to the recording will be sent to you the afternoon/evening of May 27th.

You will all have access to the recording through June 26th.

About this Seminar

Dogs of Course is excited to offer this final presentation in Dana Zinn's "Search Area Evaluation" Series.

Search Area Evaluation: Interiors

Join Dana Zinn for an in-depth discussion of the key elements of search area evaluation. Dana will tackle some of the main questions that arise when looking at an area for the first time:

  • What’s in it and how might that affect odor?
  • Odor movement
  • How can my observations best serve me in the search?

Using slides, pictures, and video, Dana will guide you through the process of becoming a keener observer and increase your confidence as a handler when faced with a novel interior element - in a trial or in practice!

Join us for the whole series - live and/or recorded.

  • Vehicles - live on May 7th. Recorded version available end of the day May 13th for those that purchase before May 13, 2020. For those that purchase ON or AFTER May 13, 2020, the recording will be available end of the day May 27th.
  • Containers - live on May 14th. Recorded version available end of the day May 20th for those that purchase before May 20, 2020. For those that purchase ON or AFTER May 20, 2020, the recording will be available end of the day May 27th.
  • Interiors - live on May 21. Recorded version available end of the day May 27th
  • Exteriors - live on April 4th. Recorded version available end of the day May 27th

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Meet the speaker/s

Dana Zinn, CNWI, CPDT-KA

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 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 world's 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 training 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, and her two Labrador Retrievers.

What people are saying about Dana Zinn:

Dana's commentary is always a learning experience! M.R.
I love Dana's style when she narrates videos and explains details about what we're seeing. M.M
Fantastic production. Great explanations and examples... R.B.

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Continuing Education Credits

2 CEUs
(electronically entered usually 2 weeks after the end of the viewing period) 

(electronically entered 2 weeks after the end of the viewing period) 

1.25 CEU
(document emailed to you at the end of the viewing period)

1.25 CEU
(document emailed to you at the end of the viewing period)

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Tuition and Registration

Recording cost: $30 for access to view the recording through June 26th.

Registration ends at 12:00AM EDT May 26, 2020

The recording will be available via Vimeo from May 27th through June 26th. (See above) Dogs of Course will e-mail the participant needed information and a link and/or password one day before the recording is available. It will not be downloadable. Viewing only.

If you paid for the live version you will automatically get access to the recording at the date above.

REBATE AVAILABLE: If you purchase all three – Containers, Interiors, and Vehicles – Dogs of Course will issue the rebate of $5/webinar ($15 total) at the conclusion of the full series. Rebate will be sent via PayPal the week of May 25th.

Registration Refund Policy for the Webinar
  • No refunds for "no-shows/no views."
  • The webinar fee is not transferable to another webinar, seminar, camp, course, or person.

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Directions and Travel Information


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Rules and Considerations
  • Dogs of Course and the speaker have done their best to provide you with a quality product. However there are factors of running and taping a live webinar that beyond our control that can impact the overall quality. You should expect degraded video viewing to some degree due to the nature of running video live over the internet. 
  • The quality of the presentation video is contingent partially on your computer operating system, your internet connection and the bandwidth available. Even with high speed internet video can/will lag or stutter a bit.

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