​Canine Copilots, LLC

"Bonding Through Teamwork"

Time is on Your Side
In competition, we have a finite amount of time.  How do you communicate the time limit to your dog? Does stress flow down the line?
In this workshop you will develop your own sense of time, learn to love the sound of 30 seconds, and develop training strategies that serve your team needs.Heidi will help you make the most of each minute and second, and help you not to fear the dreaded "30 second" warning!
Dogs should be solid on Birch, Anise and Clove. This seminar is suitable for teams who have been on odor for about 6 months. Heidi will provide support to ensure all teams are given the appropriate challenge. Please list your team's skill level in the comments.

Cost $100 per working team, $25 per auditor.

Location: Veterinary Holistic Center:  7950 Woodruff Ct, Springfield VA 22151

Date: 01/19/2020 (Sun.)

Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm EST

Intro to Nose Work
Animal Behavior Wellness Center - Private Lessons

These are private Nose Work lessons for clients referred by other trainers and by veterinary behaviorists. All clients must first have an evaluation through a private nose work or semi private session to determine if a class is appropriate for them. 
Prices: Private $75.00 for 25 minutes, Semi Private (2 dogs with 2 different handlers - each dog must have handler)  - $75.00 per dog. 

Payment: PayPal  to caninecopilots@yahoo.com or cash/check to class - checks to be written to Canine Copilots.
Where: Animal Behavior Wellness Center's Training Room - 11230 Waples Mill Road, Suite 125A, Fairfax VA, 22030.

When: January 6th , January 20th 

January 2020 Mt Holly Exclusive
Are you getting ready for an NW 3 or an Elite Trial? January 11 and 12th we will be offering exclusive training for the teams that want to go the distance.   Jacy Kelley of Canine Copilots is pleased to bring you his years of experience as a professional working dog handler, and his decade of training sporting dog teams.  We are pleased to introduce Bill Gaskins. 
After 21 years in the US Air Force as a Military Working Dog Handler, Trainer, Instructor, and Course Developer I've begun the journey into Sport Scent Work. I'm an NACSW and AKC Scent Work trial judge and want to share my passion for Scent Work with each of you.
You will get 4 hours of training, and spend half your time with each Instructor in a group of four teams.  
Nw 3 and Elite Trials are an assessment of how well you can apply your foundation skills in a new environment.  On November 30th Canine Copilots LLC and Integrity Noseworx invite a small group of teams for an exclusive training opportunity.  We will focus our attention to ensure your team practice running and has time for proper analysis.
Cost: $225 per team
Where: 30 Church St, Mt Holly NJ

Date: 1/11/20 -1/12/20

Container Mysteries

"Container Mysteries" is a seminar designed to point out what is going wrong in the container searches.  Jacy has evaluated many container searches and has developed some tactics to aid in successfully navigating these searches.  This seminar is conducted with videos to aid in demonstrating the topics of discussion.  
American Legion, Remington Harold J. Davis Post 247
11420 James Madison Highway (Rt 29)
Remington VA 22734
Time: 9:00- 4:00
Cost: $175 for working teams
$65 for auditors.

Date: 01/26/2020 (Sun.)

Proofing workshop
Have you ever trialed in an environment with so many exciting smells it felt like your dog was sniffing everythign but target odor?  In this workshop Heidi will help you learn the difference between free lancing and real work.  Yes, we will do containers with distractions. 
Cost: $100 working team, $50 per auditor
Date: 02/16/2020 (Sun.)

Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm EST

Location: Veterinary Holistic Center: 7950 Woodruff Ct, Springfield VA 22151