The Dog-Driven Search: Handling Our Nose Work Dogs to Promote Independence, Joy and Enthusiasm

The Dog-Driven Search: Handling Our Nose Work Dogs to Promote Independence, Joy and Enthusiasm


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Authors: Dana Zinn and Sue Sternberg
Format: Paperback, 8.5" x 11"
Length: 168 pages
Release Date: 2023

The Dog-Driven Search is a handler's guide to working with a dog in the wonderful sport of nose work. Authors Zinn and Sternberg provide detailed explanations of human body language and the nonverbal conversations we are always having with our dogs. This book teaches the human half of the team how to fully support and trust the canine half of the team, so together they can experience the wonder of engaging in the dog's olfactory world.

A word from the authors: The Dog-Driven Search is written for all nose work handlers to help create awareness in handling, promote independent searching, and make each and every search a joyful experience for both members of the team. With our many years of experience, in both dog behavior and nose work, Sue and I have created a book that will break down in detail how to best handle to create a truly dog-driven search. This is not your typical dog training book! Buy your copy today. Your dog will thank you!

About the Authors
Dana Zinn has been working with and training dogs since 1999. Her many years of dog training experience include working at the spcaLA as an Animal Behavior & Training Specialist. It was the time working with dogs in the shelter that drew her to the sport of Nose Work; not only for her own dogs, but for the many dogs in need of a "job" to do. Dana was involved in the first publicly offered Nose Work class in Long Beach, CA. She not only participated but eventually assisted in instruction. From there, Dana became involved in the development of the K9 Nose Work® instructor certification program. Dana was one of the first participants to be certified as an instructor for the K9 Nose Work® curriculum approved by the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC. She is proud to have been a founding faculty member, certifying official, and judge for sanctioned NACSW trials across the country. She was also a Supervising Certifying Official, which means she was involved in the training of new COs for NACSW. In regard to Nose Work, her learning never stops as she continues to teach classes, instruct at camps, compete in trials, and conduct workshops and webinars. One of her proudest moments was placing first in the 2014 NACSW National Invitational with Kudos, her Belgian Tervuren.

Sue Sternberg has devoted her personal and professional life to helping dogs and people live together happily. She is the author of numerous books and DVDs on dog adoption, canine body language and behavior, especially aggression. Her work educating shelter personnel on training, temperament testing and environmental enrichment has helped countless dogs find their forever homes. Sue has traveled the world educating professionals on dog behavior, enrichment, and body language. Since her first exposure to nose work in 2012, Sue has become a knowledgeable and avid enthusiast of the game and sport. She has trained with many of the top nose work instructors.

"Changing my role as his search partner opened up all new lines of communication for us that I couldn't have imagined."  —Megan Wallace

"Empowering our dogs, increasing our observational skills, and enhancing our ability to receive and celebrate the magic of our dogs' miraculous scenting skills are just a few of the gifts offered in these pages."  —Holly Bushard

"Basically we must become the best handlers our dogs deserve, and that is what this book is about."  —Silke Wittig

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