Chatham, IL

145 North Market Street, Chatham, IL

145 North Market Street, Chatham, IL145 North Market Street, Chatham, IL

Nancy Reyes Seminar ** July 18 & 19, 2020

Nancy Reyes is coming to Pawsitive Training Zone!!!

Registration Opens on Friday, March 13th at 5 am  (use button at bottom of this page)

Seminar Descriptions:

Saturday, July 18th

8:30 am - 12:30 pm -- Session 1 -- Containers for All!  NW1 to Elite

This workshop will take your training to the next level. Pooling odor in containers can make things more challenging during container searches.  Distractors and pooling odor will be reviewed, and exercises will focus on building effective container searches with varying levels of distractors and pooling odor challenges.

Prerequisite: Open to all levels. Dog must be on odor.

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm -- Session 2 -- Problem Solving for NW1 - NW3

One of the principle skills dogs need in nose work is problem solving.  Whether it’s working pooling/trapping odor, working the wind, thresholds, converging, etc., the dog must be able to solve these problems to get to source. In this workshop you will learn how to recognize problems and how to help your dog solve them. We will address the foundation issues that can cause challenges at trials and give you the tools to solve them.  Strategies for competing in multiple venues will be discussed.

Prerequisite:  Open levels from Preparing for NW1 to NW3.  Dog must be on odor.

Sunday, July 19th

8:30 am - 12:30 pm -- Session 3 -- Nose Work Tale

In this workshop, we will discuss what to look for when your dog is on odor or smelling something else. What does your dog look like when they hit the odor cone, when they are working out a scent problem or just hit an interesting smell? Video will be used to assess behaviors. Also, participants are encouraged to bring video of your dog working. 

Prerequisite:  Open to all levels.  Dog must be on odor.

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm -- Session 4 -- Up Your Mental Game

The Mental Management® System is a recognized mental training program that is taught to and used by World and Olympic Champions throughout the world. Lanny Bassham is recognized as a teacher of the world’s best in the area of mental preparation for sport and business. 

In this workshop, you will learn the foundation of mental management and how to apply the mental management principles to nose work. For those who compete in nose work know the mental game is key to the success of any team. This workshop improves your mental game for nose work. 

Prerequisite:  Great for all levels.

Nancy Reyes

Nancy is the owner of For Your K9 in Elmhurst, IL.  Nancy is a National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) Certifying Official and Certified Nose Work Instructor.   Nancy has an extended history in nose work and is able to observe and share information effectively to assist handlers with training and problem solving.

I participated in a seminar with Nancy in November 2019 and really enjoyed the day of training with her.  She helped me work through some ongoing issues with my dog Foster and from that day, it’s been my goal to bring Nancy to Pawsitive Training Zone for a weekend of nose work sessions!

Working Spots

12 dog and handler teams - $60 per team, per session.

Auditing Spots

$25 per team (unlimited) per session.


Indoor crating will be available in air conditioning for all dogs that can settle calmly in their crate (separate room than their handler).  Crating in your vehicle will also be possible, but handlers must have necessary equipment to keep their dog cool in warm weather.  Limited shade outdoors in the parking lot.


Pawsitive Training Zone, 145 North Market Street, Chatham, IL  62629.


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