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2024 Seminars and Workshops
by Fred Helfers

June 15th - 16th, 2024
Sundre, Alberta -  Canada
Contact Samantha Freschette - CPDT KA, IACP

Canine Coaching  Bowden, AB

403-348-9949 (call or text)    /

August 31st - Sept 1st, 2024.
New Orleans, LA.
Smart Dog conference.

Cancelled by Host

Sept. 21st - 22nd, 2024
Fano, Italy.
Contact Davide  Marinelli at

Now accepting reservations for  Fall 2024 Seminars / Workshops. Interested in hosting a Workshop / Seminar ?

    Contact Fred for availability at

Popular Seminars and Workshops: 
                  “Understanding Olfaction and Odors”                  

This seminar is for everyone who has a dog and is interested in how dogs use their nose to detect odors. This seminar will cover the areas of Canine Olfaction, how the canine nose works, scent discrimination, factors effecting odors and utilizing your knowledge of Odors and Olfaction in the field of K9 detection and the sports of K9 Nosework® or Scentwork

  • Handler Error and Skill Building sessions.
  • “Identifying the 10 most Common Handler Error  Faults”.  
  •  “From Foundation to Finesse”  practical workshops.
  • TRAINING FOR SUCCESS  - seminar and workshops  ( 2 days seminars and workshops)


“I recommend this seminar, it is a must see for Instructors !”  Amy Herot – Co Founder - K9 nose work® -  Olfaction and Odor Seminar .


“I attended your Olfaction and Odor seminar in Oregon this summer  ……I wanted to tell you about our recent success, with him and my other dog a (12 lb. mixed breed), because I believe I owe most of it to you and that seminar.  A couple of thing you said in your seminar really clicked for me.  I had two NW 2 trials and both dogs were successful in passing the trials-no problem…..Thanks again for all your insight and great ideas. I always believed my both of my dogs are really good and love the game, but ( after your seminar) I feel like I now have the understanding I need to really excel in this super fun sport!”

Regards,  Kathy …with True and Piper,  Portland Oregon. 


Fred,  I was so energized by your Olfaction and Odor presentation and realize there is so much more to learn about scent work. 

Susie and Halle, Portland Oregon 


One of the best “Nosework Seminars I have been to”. “ This seminar is absolutely not one to miss”… Terri & Peaches  -Handler Error Seminar.


 “I have had heard other speakers on odor and air movement, but this seminar really (explained it well) with a down to earth approach. I will take away many great ideas today that will help me with my instructions for teaching my own classes!”  

Olfaction and Odor seminar,  Pat - Wisconsin


“I learned so much more about reading my dog “–

Olfaction and Odor seminar,  Dolores - Wisconsin .


“Very informative and entertaining! Good balance of verbal and visual materials”.

Olfaction and Odor seminar, Leanne – California     


Competitive Edge Seminar - Irvine, CA  

The presentation was laid out very well and you discussed the topics we were looking for.  The discussions had all the information and the training tips were outstanding.  The flow of the presentation kept us engaged from how to train to how to use our training in competition.

Chris & Laura.

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