Seminar Information

Introduction to Blank Searches

Dorothy Turley, CNWI, CPDT-KA

June 25, 2020

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

June 25, 2020
3PM Eastern, 2PM Central, 1PM Mountain, 12PM Pacific
75-minute Webinar
This webinar will be recorded, so you can watch it later.  
Recording available from July 1 through July 30 if you purchase the live webinar.

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About this Seminar

Dogs of Course welcomes Dorothy Turley to our June Webinar Line-up.

Introduction to Blank Searches
with Dorothy Turley, CNWI, CPDT-KA

This webinar will look at when and how to start a team on blank searches. Dorothy will share practical ideas and exercises for getting started on creating a competent team that can clear any search area. Her focus will be on foundation work but the information is also useful for the experienced team who wants to build more confidence in this area. Dorothy will also explore the benefits and pitfalls of searching blank areas for the dog and handler.

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Meet the speaker/s

Dorothy Turley, CNWI, CPDT-KA
Dorothy is a professional, full-time dog trainer in the Olympia, Washington area. Her business, Let’s Talk Dogs, specializes in pet dog training, behavior issues and K9 Nose Work®. She began dog training as a hobby in 1995 and quickly became involved with rescue and education work as a volunteer. She eventually transitioned to training others and quit her day job in 2002 to pursue dog training as a full-time professional.

Dorothy teaches classes, private lessons and also hosts educational seminars and workshops. She has also traveled as the working assistant to Kathy Sdao, MS, CAAB (Bright Spot Dog Training). She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and continues her education by attending seminars and workshops. She has graduated from the Dogs of Course Instructor training, CNWI instructor training and 3 sessions of Bob Bailey’s “Chicken Camp.” Over the years she has also volunteered and worked at her local shelters and various rescue groups.

In early 2010 Dorothy attended her first K9 Nose Work® seminar with Ron Gaunt. She was hooked. She knew this was a great activity that she wanted to share it with her clients. She began working with her dog and car reactive dog, Zoey, and never looked back. She had no plans to compete with this particular “problem” dog so was thrilled when Zoey not only earned her NW1 title but also took first place. Dorothy is now a Supervising/Elite Certifying Official for the NACSW™. She is also an experienced trial and ORT host, National Trial Coordinator, Trial Representative and Score Room Lead for the NACSW™. She shares her life with her husband and 3 dogs (all mutts) in Rochester, Washington. She is currently trialing with her Chihuahua mix, Brigette, at the NW3 level. Dorothy and Zoey had the honor of attending the National Invitational in November, 2017. Though mostly retired at age 14, Zoey still enjoys the occasional Summit or EST trial.

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Continuing Education Credits

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

CEU - pending
(electronically entered usually 2 weeks after the end of the viewing period) 

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

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

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Tuition and Registration

Register here for this webinar:


$30 for individual webinar with 30 days access to the recording.
$25 after rebate when you purchase all five regular webinars for June.

REBATE AVAILABLE: If you purchase all five of the June webinars – Dogs of Course will issue the rebate of $5/webinar ($25 total/ 20% off.) Rebate will be sent via PayPal the week of July 13th.   (Schwerdt, Richardson, Turley, Barney-both sessions)

The recording will be available via Vimeo from July 1st through July 30th. 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.
Registration will go through Zoom Web hosting using PayPal only. 

Registration Refund Policy for the Webinar
  • If you cancel your registration through Zoom before the start time of the webinar, you will be automatically refunded the registration fee in 3-5 business days.
  • No refunds for "no-shows."
  • 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


  • Our webinar presentations include video analysis. Dogs of Course and the speaker(s) will do their best to provide you with a quality product. However, there are factors of running live webinars beyond our control that can impact the overall quality.
  • The quality of the presentation video is contingent 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. You should expect degraded video to some degree.
  • If your computer is older or your internet slow that your smart phone might be a better choice.
  • Please read and print out this link. It has important information. FAQ About ZOOM and This Webinar_June 2020
  • Below is information from Zoom about system requirements and a website where you can test your internet speed to see if your system is optimal for the presentation. Dogs of Course can not guarantee the quality of the video in the webinars.

System requirements

How do I know how fast my internet speed is?

In order to register and attend, you must download the Zoom app for your phone OR register through your PC or laptop for a free Zoom accountat

Zoom presentations work best on the following browsers, with Google Chrome being our top pick:

  • For Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • For Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • For Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+


  • Close all other windows and get off the internet except for the presentation so your internet and computer are not bogged down trying to multitask.
  • Family members that are using your home's bandwidth may be impacting your ability to view the video. Asking them to not use the internet during the webinar (including phones and tablets that are hooked up to the internet) may help.

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