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With Stacy Barnett


Building Motivation, Confidence,

Skills & Stamina

Seminar & Workshop 

September 5 & 6, 2020

Hosted By: dogWISE Training & Behaviour Inc. - Heather Lawson

LOCATION: TNT Kennels, 27624 Watson Rd., Abbotsford, B.C.

Whether you're just getting into Nosework or have been playing the game for a while, we can always learn more and hone our skills.  Here's your opportunity to learn from one of the best Nosework Instructors. 


When teams make the transition to the upper levels of nosework, a few elements seem to make or break the team. In the beginning, it's all so simple... but once things get challenging, the wheels can come off the bus.


The biggest challenge that the handler will face is being able to balance the give and take in a search area in order to maintain independence, yet provide suggestion and input to the search as needed. This is what Teamwork is about!


In this seminar, we will work on the fundamental building blocks that reinforce good teamwork.


Topics to include: Reading Your Dog, Being a Team Player while Maintaining Independence, Trusting Your Partner and Your Training, Assessing and Reacting to Your Dog's Motivation and Mindset, Get the most out of your teamwork with your dog!


PARTICIPATION: ONLY 12 Working Spots are available for the Seminar.

                             Unlimited Audit spots.

COST: Working Spots - $365  (CDN or US $) *
            Audit (2 days) - $200  (CDN or US $) *
            Audit (1 day) - $125  (CDN or US$) *

            * includes a lite lunch

NOTE: A $10 surcharge will be applied by PayPal

WELL SUITED to individuals who are participating in NOSE WORK sports with their dogs whether at either the beginner or more advanced levels.

*** NOT suitable for highly reactive dogs***



If you have any questions please contact:

Heather Lawson   OR  604-986-9663


STACY'S BIO:  Stacy Barnett is a top nosework competitor, being one of only a handful of teams with multiple Summit Level (SMTx3) titles in the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) with her dog, Judd. Stacy is also a popular international clinician for seminars across the US, Canada and Europe. She is an "Expert" licensed Judge for for AKC Scent Work where she was also retained in an advisory position as an AKC Contractor for the AKC Scent Work program for 2 years. Stacy is the author of the popular blog, Scentsabilities Nosework, and hosts weekly educational webinars.


With her degree in Chemical Engineering and her understanding of fluid flow dynamics, she has developed many tools in her toolbox. She believes in utilizing Scent Theory and Odor to educate and craft the competitive nosework dog. She prides herself on being able to bring creative solutions to build odor obedience, confidence, drive and motivation for the sport. Her mantra is CONFIDENCE, MOTIVATION, SKILLS and STAMINA. Her specialty is getting teams ready for competition!


Julie Flanery & Kashi



Seminar & Workshop 

With Julie Flanery

August 31 & Sept 1, 2019

Hosted By: Dumbbell Obedience Club

LOCATION: TNT Kennels, 27624 Watson Rd., Abbotsford, B.C.

If you're competing in any kind of dog sports & want to improve your skills then you can't miss this seminar & workshop with Julie Flanery. 


Learn how all those skills you train for one sport can transfer across the board & compliment all your dog sports.  Need a way to put spunk in your heeling or create & add a little more bounce & pizazz in your freestyle routine? We've got you covered there as well. We'll even show you the fun & fabulous Rally-Free sport - a combination of Rally Obedience & Musical Freestyle. 

Plus Julie will show you how to make the most out of platforms, pivot pots, gates & targets to gain precision & speed up the learning process.



PARTICIPATION FORMAT: ONLY 16 Working Spots are available for the Seminar. Unlimited Audit spots.

WELL SUITED to individuals who are participating in dog sports with their dogs such as Obedience, Rally, Rally-Fre, Canine Musical Freestyle. 

Knowledge of event marker & positive training methods is required.

*** Working spots are NOT suitable for reactive dogs.***


COST: Working Spots - $365  (CDN or US $) *
           Audit (2 days) - $200 (CDN or US $) *
           Audit (1 days) - $125  (CDN or US$) *

* includes lite lunch




CONTACT:  Heather Lawson -


PRINTABLE PDF information






In the event of seminar cancellation registrant's Registration Fee will be fully refunded. Dumbbell Obedience Club will not be held responsible for any additional fees or expenses incurred as a result of seminar cancellation. No other fees or monies will be due or payable to attendees. 


Cancellation by Attendee - No refunds will be issued after July 5th,2019.  Any cancellations prior to July 5th, 2019  will incur a $65 administration fee.



Here's a little background on Julie.


Julie Flanery, CPDT-KA has been working professionally with dogs and their handlers since 1993. She focuses on the needs of the dog and helping people form a strong working relationship, through clear communication, and positive reinforcement. She has placed Obedience, Freestyle, Rally-Obedience, Rally-FrEe Agility titles on her dogs so knows both the world of obedience and Musical Freestyle very well.and


She began competing in Musical Freestyle in 1999 and was the first to both title and earn a Heelwork to Music Championship on the West Coast.  She has since placed many freestyle titles on her dogs, earning both High Technical Merit and High Artistic Merit in both Musical Freestyle and Heelwork to Music. In 2001 she was named "Trainer of the Year" by the World Canine Freestyle Organization and has been a competition freestyle judge since 2003.



In 2012, Julie developed the sport of Rally-FrEe to help freestylers increase the quality and precision of their performances. It has since become a stand-alone sport enjoyed by dog sport enthusiasts all over the world. Julie has been a workshop and seminar presenter both nationally and internationally. She currently trains and competes with her Tibetan terrier in both Musical Freestyle and Rally-FrEe.

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