About this course
January 18, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Join us for an evening of reflecting and learning more about the AKC Detective Class! In this webinar, Holly Bushard (AKC Judge, Coach, Trainer, and Competitor) will share many of her thoughts, ideas, and observations about this challenging and exciting class! Grow your skills to be the best detective you can be! The recorded webinar will discuss many topics including an overview of the class, endurance preparation, distraction training, timers and timing, leash choices, training exercises, handling strategies, and mental management. At the conclusion of the webinar, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. If you are unable to attend live, you may submit your questions to Holly by email or facebook messenger. This webinar and the q and a will be recorded and all participants will receive a link to the recording.
Holly Bushard (presenter)
Holly started her extensive understanding of scent work with dogs as a narcotics dog handler with a police department. She is now a judge, competitor and coach. Having had the opportunity to work with many breeds doing nosework has made Holly not only a super handler but helps her understand the wide variety of challenges teams face. As a judge with three venues (AKC, CPE, and NACSW) she has a clear understanding of what is expected at a competitive level. Watching and helping teams enjoy the journey of nosework is sure to put a smile on her face and getting to be part of that. Holly loves watching joyful teams exploring and playing with all the challenges this game has to offer and getting to help them do better, with more joy is the icing on the cake for her!
To find out more about Holly click on this link!
Julie Symons (moderator)
Julie has been involved in the dog world for over 25 years teaching and competing in a wide variety of sports. She's trained and competed in conformation, agility, obedience, herding and tracking as well as nosework. Julie's teaching has focused largely on nosework since 2012 although her strong foundations in so many sports is apparent through much of her work. Creating versatile, positive and happy teams is her goal for each of you and her constant work to learn more and do better is apparent in everything she does. Her simple truth? "People just really love their dogs and enjoy doing activities with them." Julie always gives more than 100% of herself to her students learning and development. Learn more about Julie here.