Seminar Information

The Emotional Dog in Nose Work
Part Two: Support and Change

Carolyn Barney, CNWI, CPDT-KA

June 18, 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 18, 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 June 24 through July 24 if you purchase the live webinar.

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About this Seminar

The Emotional Dog in Nose Work
Part Two: Support and Change
with Carolyn Barney, CNWI, CPDT-KA

This two-part series will discuss how to understand and support Nose Work dogs that have emotional reactions when exposed to certain environmental triggers. Emotional dogs can behave in a wide variety of ways that include: barking, growling, over excitement, trembling, lack of focus, displacement behavior, freezing, and running away.

Carolyn Barney will share her expertise drawn from 35+ years of direct experience with emotional/reactive dogs. She will start with what being an emotional dog encompasses, why the dog reacts, and how to recognize the behavior changes. Then she will provide useful tools for managing and modifying the dog’s behavior in training classes, trials, home, and public.

Although not required, webinar attendees will benefit most by viewing Part 1 and Part 2 in succession.

This webinar series is perfect for owners with emotional dogs as well as instructors.

The Emotional Dog in Nose Work: Part 2, Support and Change
Understanding the emotional dog is the first step (Part 1), but how do you apply the information. Carolyn will provide management protocols and useful training exercises that can be applied to a variety of situations whether at home, at class, in public or at a Nose Work trial. Topics will include: how to avoid problems, how to alter the dog's emotional response, what to do if the dog gets over threshold or becomes more sensitive in a given situation, and lots of simple tips that will lower stress for dog and handler.


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Meet the speaker/s

Carolyn has been training dogs and their people professionally since 1985. In 1991 she founded Gemini Dog Training, a full-service training and daycare facility and then DOGS! Learning Center in 2007. Over the years, Carolyn focused much of her time on behavior modification through private consulting and training classes. She has educated and coached owners of fearful, aggressive, reactive, and/or socially challenged dogs. Carolyn's teaching background includes: group classes and workshops on clicker training skills, reactive dog management, and a variety of dog sports that included: agility, obedience, tracking, and earthdog. Carolyn attended the first CNWI training course on the east coast and is currently teaching nose work two nights a week. Her students range from those using the activity for enrichment for dogs with behavioral challenges to those that have achieved their ELTCH and are trialing in Summit.

In November 2001, Carolyn made dog training history along with 117 other dog trainers in the USA, passing the first standardized professional certification test created by what is now known as the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers. For the last three decades Carolyn has trained and mentored 100’s of potential dog training instructors. Many of her previous students and staff trained through her instructor programs have gone on to become Certified Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA), running their own classes and businesses.
The desire for a better understanding of the canine mind and behavior has been the motivating factor in all aspects of her dog experience. Beginning with traditional training techniques, she knew there had to be a better way. Pursuing that better way has evolved into clicker training and a more thoughtful scientific and effective use of operant and classical conditioning. Carolyn believes that training and behavior modification should be safe, enjoyable, and successful for both the dog and the humans who love them. Most importantly, she maintains an open mind to new information and what every dog has to teach the human student. Carolyn has been training, competing, and titling dogs for over 35 years in obedience, conformation, tracking, agility, earth dog, and for the last decade in K9 Nose Work™. Carolyn's PRT, Steiff, earned the NW Elite title and participated in the 2014 NACSW National Invitational. Carolyn's Border Collie, Breezy, has her ELT3 title and participated in the 2017 NACSW National Invitational winning one of the searches and placing in another. Her young rescue dog, Sam, has his NW1 and is preparing for NW2 competition.

Along with her training and behavior work, Carolyn wrote Clicker Basics for Dogs and Puppies. Carolyn has 2 DVD’s from the Clean Run Instructor Conference, one on Agility Foundation and one on Scaredy Dogs. Carolyn has co-taught canine cognition/behavior courses at Harvard University Extension School with Bruce Blumberg PhD, lectures to dog trainers occasionally and worked for many years as a behavior consultant for the MSPCA, providing reactive dog training classes and behavior therapy for shelter dogs and their families. She teaches multiple K9NW classes each week from beginning students to teams with their elite titles. Carolyn's full-time job is Training Director of Operation Delta Dog, a not for profit that trains shelter dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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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 cost for individual webinars is $30 each and includes video access to the recording for 30 days, starting .

The recording will be available via Vimeo from June 17th through July 24th. 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.
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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


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  • Please read and print out this link. It has important information. FAQ About ZOOM and This Webinar_June 2020
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