Fur and Feather Works is proud to host Julie Riekes for two, half-day Nose Work/Scent Work workshops! These will be in-person, on-location opportunities for teams working at the Elite/Detective level to hone their skills under the tutelage of a long time instructor, and an exciting opportunity for auditors to learn more about the advanced levels of the sport. The workshop will take place at the same excellent Montessori school we’ve used in the past for trials, which offers fascinating and dynamic search areas, and tons of flexibility to work on different skills.
Julie Riekes started K9 Nose Work in January 2013 with her Australian Cattle Dog mix Amber. She and Amber received the Harry Award in January 2014 and caught the nose work “bug”, eventually traveling the country to compete and attend nose work seminars and camps. She trains regularly with Amy Herot, Founder of NACSW, Kim Buchanan and Barbara Schwerdt, Founding instructors of NACSW, in Los Angeles where she currently teaches K9 Nose Work classes. Julie is also a NACSW trial host through JavaK9s and has hosted many trials in the Southern California area. In addition, she serves as a mentor to new trial hosts, a volunteer coordinator for fellow hosts, is an NACSW trial coordinator, and is a NACSW Certifying Official. She has taught at Dogs Of Course Nose Work camp, in person as well as at virtual camp. She also works in the NACSW education division and served on the CNWI Manual Task Force. Julie and Amber are one of the few teams in the country to have their ELT-CH title and six Summit titles. They consistently received top overall placements and search placements in NACSW Elite trials and achieved first place overall at six out of the nine Summit trials they have competed in. In addition, they came in first place overall at the 2022 AKC Western Regional Championships in the Masters division, and have earned their AKC Detective title, the highest AKC scentwork title available through the organization.
Here are the deets:
When: both workshops will be on Monday, May 29th, 2023
AM workshop: 8:30am to 11:30am. Space is limited to 6 working spots and 10 auditing spots
PM workshop: 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Space is limited to 6 working spots and 10 auditing spots
- Working spot (choose AM or PM): $200 [FULL]
- Auditing spot (choose AM or PM): $100
- Audit both AM and PM: $200
Where: High Desert Montessori School, 101 Fantastic Dr., Reno, NV 89512
*Please note that this school is private property, and it is not appropriate to visit the school grounds in advance of the workshop or at any other time without permission*
Preregistration is required! Working spots are full. To enroll in a last minute auditing spot, please text (775) 241-3843.