K9 Nose Work – Enhanced Skill Development for All Levels

With Jill Marie O’Brien, Co-Founder National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC

Please note, as of February 17, 2020, the working spots for this event have sold out. We invite you to attend as an auditor. If you’d like to be added to the working spot waitlist, please contact us directly.

The Inquisitive Canine is proud to announce we are hosting K9 Nose Work® founder Jill Marie O’Brien for a fun-filled K9 Nose Work workshop! Both working and auditor spots are available. 

Workshop Outline 

This working seminar is geared towards all trial levels (dogs should be on all 3 NACSW odors). Jill will address practical handling challenges with post search group discussion and analysis. This is a great opportunity to work in a new environment under varying search conditions.

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Enhanced teamwork
  • Finding the balance between independent searching and handler directed searches
  • Know when and how to step-in without inhibiting the dog’s motivation in the search (is it really needed)
  • Manage handler trial stress
  • Improve handler understanding of trial readiness whether entering your first trial or Summit League

Workshop Information

  • Day/Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Lunch and breaks included.
  • Location and parking: private home in Santa Barbara, California. Attendee’s will received detailed information once they have registered. (Please note, the location for this event changed after posting on Eventbrite. It will NOT be held at La Cumbre Plaza.)
  • Meals: Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided, lunch is on your own. Attendees can bring their own food. There are restaurants and grocery stores nearby.


  • Working spots: $220 per dog/handler team through February 9, 2020, $245 thereafter.
  • Auditor spots: $110 per person through February 9, 2020, $120 thereafter.

Refund Policies

  • Full refund of the ticket amount paid before February 18, 2020
  • 50% refund of the ticket amount paid from February 19 – 25, 2020
  • No refunds after February 25, 2020
  • PLEASE NOTE, Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable

CEU Information

  • CNWI – 5
  • CPDT-KA – 9.5


To register for this event, please click on this designated registration form link. Once this form is submitted, you will then receive instructions to complete registration and make payment.

Hotel Information

There are many hotels in the Santa Barbara area. In the past, Pacifica Suites has offered our attendee’s a 25% discount on their room. They are offering this discount again. If you would like to stay at this hotel, please contact us so we can provide you with the special code.

Pacifica Suites Hotel, 5490 Hollister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 (805) 683-6722 www.pacificasuites.com


Attendee’s may videotape/photograph their own dog only! By registering for this event, you grant The Inquisitive Canine and O’Brien’s Canines the right to videotape/photograph you and your dog to use for educational and marketing purposes.