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HEART Collective

Heart Collective are educators, facilitators and dog and horse trainers living around the world. The Alphabet Album grew from a desire to raise the voices of many diverse and passionate animal people. Amanda, Ameera, Andrea, Ayoka, Chelsey, Dayna, Eva, Hannah, Holly, Julie, Karen, Karen, Kathryn, Kirsten, Leslie, Linda, Linda, Liz, Lucy, Oluademi, Sheila, Shelly, Stella, Tom, and Tracey are excited about this newest pilot - The Alphabet Album - and all the great conversations and learning it will provoke!

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About this course

Alphabet Album Webinars: 

Behind Closed Doors: Conversations about Nosework 

LIVE: Monday, August 31, 2020, at 3 pm ET (the recording will be available afterwards for purchasers) 

(Julie Symons and Holly Bushard presenters/ Andrea Harrison moderator) 


Join Holly and Julie as they discuss the "million-dollar questions" when training and trialing in the sport of nosework. Specific topics will be covered allowing for questions during the live portion of the webinar. Topics to be covered include:  1) Rewarding at source - do we really need to feed at source,  2) Those darn Elevated hides and how to avoid potential training pitfalls,  3) When helping hurts - the downside of assisting your dog at locating hides.

Experienced webinar presenters and passionate nose work lovers , trainers, instructors and judges the discussions they have about the sport and training are in-depth and important. Get behind the door access to hear their thoughts on the hot issues in the sport! 

Julie Symons

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.

Holly Bushard 

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

Andrea Harrison

Always asking questions, always seeking information, Andrea has a wide range of experience in the animal sports world. She attended the second scent work seminar in Ontario and a new passion was born! She is one of two moderators for the Sporting Detection Dog Association FaceBook group and the person on the keyboard for their Instagram account.  To learn more about Andrea  CLICK HERE.

Looking for more information about the webinar series this is part of - and links to the specific individual webinars (or the whole album)? 

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