Webinar Information

Solving the Odor Puzzle
2 webinars
Webinar 1 - 9/28
Webinar 2 - 10/5

Amy Herot, NACSW Co-founder

September 28, 2021 -
October 05, 2021

Dates and Locations - About this Webinar - Meet the speaker/s - Continuing Education Credits - Tuition and Registration - Rules and Considerations

FAQ About Zoom, CEUs, Downloads, and this Webinar Series

Dates and Locations

One webinar in two (2) 75-minute sessions 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and Tuesday, October 5, 2021

12 noon ET, 9 AM PT
These webinars will be presented live and are also available to download for your video library.

About this Webinar

Solving the Odor Puzzle
A 2-part series with Amy Herot
Co-Founder NACSW™ and K9 Nose Work®

Odor movement and the dogs response to odor can be puzzling and complex. The good news is dogs often exhibit very distinct types of behavior changes related to the type of hide(s) and the odor picture. Recognizing and identifying these changes is important for the handler’s assessment of the search providing important information on what to do next to support the dog’s efforts. As the K9’s teammate, the handler that can put together and respond appropriately to the clues provided gains an advantage for the team. In a sport that focuses on accuracy within an allotted time, the most efficient and effective teams work together with confidence and have the best chance of solving the odor puzzle.

This two-part webinar series will focus on identifying which pieces of the puzzle go together and how to best support the dog based on the observable changes of behavior.

Part One airs live Tuesday, September 28, 2021 
12 noon ET, 9 AM PT
75 minutes

Part Two airs live Tuesday, October 5, 2021 

12 noon ET, 9 AM PT
75 minutes

Total of 2 hours 30 minutes.

Sign up for this series of webinars even after they have aired. RECORDINGS available to purchase until 11:59PM Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  We will send you all the information you need to view them by 2:00PM Eastern Tuesday, October 19, 2021 if you purchase the live webinar or the recordings before 11:59PM Tuesday, October 12, 2021. The recordings will be available to all participants for viewing and DOWNLOADING to your computer starting the afternoon of Tuesday, October 19, 2021 until 11:59PM Thursday, November 18, 2021.

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Meet the speaker/s

Amy is a professional K9 trainer and handler and brings over a decade of experience to her work. She has certified teams in Narcotics and Explosives and has logged over 1500 instructional hours in detection dog training. As co-founder of K9 Nose Work, and the National Association of Canine Scent Work Association, LLC® (NACSW™), she has sought to bring that experience to companion dogs and handlers through the development of K9 Nose Work® classes and sport events.
In the canine sport world Amy has trained dogs for tracking, agility, sheepherding, protection sports, and detection. She has competed nationally with her Dutch Shepherd, Maya and took 3rd place in Narcotics Detection at the Gold Coast K9 Working Dog Trials and 1st place, open division, at the Oxnard Police K9 Foundation Inaugural Trial, 2009. Her Belgian Malinois, Seven, is a nationally certified explosives detection dog and took 1st place in the Explosives Building Search at the 2009 Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Trial and holds an APR1 IPO title.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science from NYU and passed national certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) in December 2004. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Balu Academy for Dog Trainers and is a John Rogerson associate here in the U.S.
Her professional memberships and affiliations include the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Southern California Dog Trainers’ Forum (SCDTF), Southern California Schutzhund Club, California Narcotics Canine Association (CNCA) and International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI). Amy gives much volunteer time and expertise to the betterment of shelter dogs. Some of Amy’s other achievements have been the 2007 President's Volunteer Service Award, spcaLA's 2005 Outstanding H.E.A.L. (Helping Enhance Animals Lives) Volunteer and 2006 Volunteer of the Year.
Amy is one of the country’s most experienced K9 Nose Work® instructors and is a co-founder of NACSW™. In addition to teaching many of the top competitive teams, she has also reviewed hundreds of trial videos that have provided important insights into training and handling for success. Amy is owner of the Los Angeles based All Good Dogs, LLC. www.allgooddogs.biz

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Continuing Education Credits

2 CEUs/webinar; 4 CEUS total

Sorry, no CEUs granted for CPDT-KA

1.25 CEUs/webinar; 2.5 CEUs total

2.5 CEUs

More Information about CEUs:
If you indicated, on your webinar registration, that you need CEUs for NACSW, CPDT, IAABC, or KPA, you do not need to do anything else unless the organization is requiring proof of attendance. If you need proof of attendance for your organization, we will let you know. For organizations that want proof of attendance (IAABC only for this webinar series) you will have a LIMITED time to apply.

  • IAABC Certified, Accredited, and Affiliate Members Only: Contact Bonnie at Dogs of Course to be sent a questionnaire that must be completed and returned to Bonnie at Dogs of Course by November 16th in order to be eligible for CEUs.
  • IAABC and KPA-CTP CEU certificates will be sent to you through email, so you can print them and/or save them. You can expect to receive them by November 16, 2021.
  • NACSW™ CEUs are entered online and there will beno certificates sent to you. Please check your membership account on the K9 Nose Work® website instructor portal three weeks after the Virtual Nose Work Camp series We will submit the CEUs to the organization by November 16, 2021, but cannot predict when they will appear in your instructor portal.
  • CCPDT CEUs for CPDT-KAs are granted for ONLY the presenters who are CPDT-KAs. Since Amy does not fall into that category, there are no CCPDT CEUs granted for Amy’s “Solving the Odor Puzzle” webinar series.


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Tuition and Registration

Before you register, please read the important information under "Rules and Considerations" at the bottom of the webpage.


  • $55 for the 2-part series. You get to watch live AND own the webinar. You will have access to view and download the recordings until 11:59PM,  Thursday, November 18, 2021.
    Solving the Odor Puzzle is available as one webinar in 2 parts only. There is no option to purchase only one of the webinar sessions.


  • Payment MUST be made through PayPal, either with a PayPal account or by using your credit or debit card. No checks for the webinars, please.

REGISTRATION CLOSES 11:59PM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 Eastern Time. After registering and sending payment, you will receive a confirmation email(s) from Dogs of Course. You will receive an ADDITIONAL email from Zoom about joining the webinar if you purchase before the live webinars run. 

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 account at https://zoom.us/

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Rules and Considerations

Registration Refund Policy for the Webinar

  • Registration for this event confirms that you have read and agree to these policies.
  • Solving the Odor Puzzle is available as one webinar in 2 parts only. There is no option to purchase only one of the webinar sessions.
  • The best way to cancel for this event is to contact Dogs of Course before the first webinar session is aired. Or you will find the cancellation link at the bottom of the webinar confirmation from Zoom. You must submit a cancellation through Zoom for EACH of the webinar segments. It will not be a "blanket cancellation." You will be refunded the registration fee in 3-5 business days.
  • No refunds after the start time of the first live webinar you want to cancel.
  • No refunds for "no-shows." You will be able to download the recordings if you cannot attend live.
  • No refunds for failure to view or DOWNLOAD the recording before 11:59PM, November 14, 2021.
  • The webinar fee is not transferable to another webinar, seminar, camp, course, or person.


  • 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, the speaker's internet connection and the bandwidth available from Zoom. Even with high speed internet video can/will lag or stutter a bit. You should expect degraded video to some degree. Again, Dogs of Course and your speaker have done their best to insure a quality presentation.
  • 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, CEUs, Downloads, and this Webinar Series
  • 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 https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

How do I know how fast my internet speed is?https://www.speedtest.net/

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