K9 Nose WORK METHOD
We teach using the K9 Nose Work® Method! Developed by the founders of NACSW®, we are proud to continue to grow and learn along with the methodology!
ABOUT YOUR TRAINER
JESSICA MILLER, CPDT-KA, CNWI, PMCT
Jessica has been teaching K9 Nose Work® classes in and around Western Maryland since 2013. She first discovered how powerful the act of independent hunting can be for dogs while training her fearful GSD mix Handel. Since then she has competed 2 Australian Shepherds (Cassie & Penny) through NW3 level and is preparing her youngest for NW1 now! She has proudly guided dozens of clients and their dogs through NACSW, AKC, CWAGS & PSD competition, but never fails to be excited seeing new clients marvel at the natural talents of their canine companions!
One of the cornerstones of our process is the handler learning to be a curious student of the dog's behavior. We also emphasize a strong knowledge of canine olfaction and the dynamics of odor movement. Finally, we teach repeatable handling skills from the beginning, adding leash handling, start line preparation and foot work until the team is cohesive.