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NASDA WORKSHOPS BY JESSICA CLOUGH

The Intro to NASDA Workshop will consist of Presentation/Lecture and Paws On Work (for working spot

teams)

3 Hour Workshop – 8am-11 am

Presentation/Lecture:

• NASDA Classes, Levels, Points, Titles

• Allowed Equipment

• Class and Level Specifics, Rules & Regulations

• Introduction to NASDA ‘handling’

Paws On:

• Dogs and Handlers will be introduced to the 4 NASDA Events at the introductory level

• Trailing and Locating

• Urban Locating

• Shed Dog

• Lost Item Recovery

Handlers may work different dogs, but may not work more than one dog in each event (T&L, UL, SD, LI) per

workshop without an additional entry.



The Advanced Handling Workshop will consist of Presentation/Lecture and Paws On Work (for working

spot teams). Focus will be on preparing teams for Level III work in all Events (TL, UL, SD, LI).

4 Hour Workshop – 1pm-5pm

Presentation/Lecture:

*Odor Theory *K9 Searching/Hunting Techniques *Reading K9 Body Language

*Long Line Skills *Evaluating Search Areas *Support vs Interference

*Body Language Cues *Verbal Support *Distraction Challenges *Discrimination

*Unknown Hides *Elevated/Inaccessible Hides *Environmental Challenges

Paws On:

*Handlers will practice evaluating dog body language and dog search techniques

*Handlers will practice long line skills

*Handlers will practice evaluating search areas

*Handlers will practice reading dog body language & supporting their dog in search areas with unknown hides

*Dogs will be introduced to staying on target around distractions

*Dogs will be introduced to Discrimination exercises

*Dogs will be introduced to environmental challenges and inaccessible/elevated hides

*Dogs will be introduced to finding multiple sources in a search area

Handlers may work different dogs, but may not work more than one dog in each Paws On Topic per workshop

without an additional entry.


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