Every Dog Smells

LIVE with Ann Waterbury

A KPA LIVE!™ Class featuring real-time training and coaching WITH ann

Available to Watch On Demand

Boost Confidence and Build Resilience with Nose Work Games.

Join Ann and learn to use nose work and science to build confidence and resilience in any dog— including fearful or anxious dogs.

Enrollment Opens on June 18th, 2024 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. Spots are Limited!

Hurry! Registration for Engage experience closes May 6th and Dog/Handler (Excel) Spots are sold out.

Enroll by April 29th for Excel (dog/handler) spots or May 6th for Engage! Spots are Limited and Available on a First-Come, First-Served Basis.

Tuition: $5,300 (see course page for prices in other currency)

LEARN, PRACTICE, SHARE

LIVE learning brings concepts to life

  • LEARN

    Six weeks of training, a week-by-week curriculum integrated with five LIVE virtual classes with real-time coaching, interactive learning, and Q&A. Super educational, super fun.

  • PRACTICE

    The LIVE week-by-week curriculum integrates with, and prepares you for, the weekly LIVE class. New levels of advancement each week!

  • SHARE

    Ask questions and share insights, pics, and your training videos. Celebrate progress together!

Let's Begin This Fabulous Journey, Together

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See What's Covered in Each unit

COMPARE STUDENT LEVELS

CHOOSE YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Enroll for the Engage or Excel student experience.

  • In the Engage experience, you receive the five LIVE classes over Zoom; the integrated weekly course curriculum with both video and written exercises to train your dog; the class discussion forum for comments, questions, and video sharing; access to the class recordings and curriculum for one year.
  • In the Excel experience, you get everything above plus you are one of the few students that the instructor will personally coach week-by-week through the class material. Instructor support includes feedback on your video submissions, coaching, prioritized Q&A during each LIVE class, and a detailed written assessment of your progress.

Compare the differences below and choose the experience that works best for you!

Excel

SOLD OUT

$399

Only 8 spots

Engage

$199

limited enrollments

SOLD OUT

5 LIVE Classes over 4 weeks, 2-2.5 hours each, 8.5 hours total

LIVE Class

Real-time coaching during LIVE classes

full participation

observe only

Q&A during LIVE classes
Recordings available post-class

5-unit curriculum coordinated with LIVE class. Includes:

  • Weekly skill videos, webinar-style (pre-recorded)

Coordinated
Curriculum

  • Fun, weekly training exercises and training challenges (downloadable)
  • Written weekly feedback on practice training videos
Weekly training time recommended for exercises

1.5-2 hours weekly

1.5-2 hours weekly

Access to class discussion forum for sharing comments, questions, and videos
Share comments

Discussion
Forum

Ask the instructor written training questions

Share practice videos and receive Instructor feedback

Up to 5 minutes per unit and 20 minutes total

Observe instructor feedback on
student videos

Share practice training videos with
the class
Unlimited submissions
Unlimited submissions
Eligible for SkillCheck assessment

SkillCheck

Evaluation
from Ken Ramirez

Submit assessment video for up to 30 days
after the class ends

Eligible to earn SkillCheck designation in Snake Avoidance (must meet set criteria)
LIVE class recordings - 1 year

Post Course
Access

Unit video lectures - 1 year

Unit exercises and training challenges - 1 year

More

Course-completion certificate
CEU-eligible

Side by side comparison

CHOOSE YOUR STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Enroll for the Engage or Excel student experience.

    • In the Engage experience, you receive the five LIVE classes over Zoom; the integrated weekly course curriculum with both video and written exercises to train your dog; the class discussion forum for comments, questions, and video sharing; access to the class recordings and curriculum for one year.
    • In the Excel experience, you get everything above plus you are one of the few students that the instructor will personally coach week-by-week through the class material. Instructor support includes feedback on your video submissions, coaching, prioritized Q&A during each LIVE class, and a detailed written assessment of your progress.

    Compare the differences below and choose the experience that works best for you!

LIVE Class

5 LIVE Classes over 5 weeks, 2-2.5 hours each, 10.5 hours total

Real-time coaching during LIVE classes(observe only)
Q&A during LIVE classes
Recordings available post-class

Coordinated Curriculum

5-unit curriculum coordinated with LIVE class. Includes:

  • Weekly skill videos, webinar-style, pre-recorded
  • Weekly fun training exercises and training challenges, downloadable

Weekly training time suggested for exercises (1-1.5 hours weekly)

Discussion Forum

Class discussion forum for sharing comments, questions, and videos
Share comments

See Instrucor feedback on
student videos

Share practice training videos with the class (Unlimited submissions)

Post Course Access

Unit video lectures - 1 year
Unit exercises and training challenges - 1 year

More

Course-completion certificate
CEU-eligible

LIVE Class

5 LIVE Classes over 5 weeks, 2-2.5 hours each, 10.5 hours total

Real-time coaching during LIVE classes (full participation)
Q&A during LIVE classes
Recordings available post-class

Coordinated Curriculum

5-unit curriculum coordinated with LIVE class. Includes:

  • Weekly skill videos, webinar-style, pre-recorded
  • Weekly fun training exercises and training challenges, downloadable
  • Written weekly feedback on practice training videos

Weekly training time suggested for exercises (1-1.5 hours weekly)

Discussion Forum

Class discussion forum for sharing comments, questions, and videos
Share comments

Ask the instructor written training questions

Share practice videos and receive instructor feedback Up to 5 minutes per unit and 20 minutes total

See instructor feedback on
student videos

Share practice training videos with the class (Unlimited submissions)

SkillCheck

Eligible for SkillCheck assessment
Evaluation from Ken Ramirez
Submit assessment video for up to 30 days after the class ends
Eligible to earn SkillCheck designation in Snake Avoidance (must meet set criteria)

Post Course Access

Unit video lectures - 1 year
Unit exercises and training challenges - 1 year

More

Course-completion certificate
CEU-eligible
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SHOW YOUR SKILLS
EARN YOUR DESIGNATION

SkillCheckTM assessment with Ken

Meet the criteria to earn the designation during the course or up to 30 days after the course ends

Snake biological shipped to you to help your training (USA)!

Available only to the Excel experience and included in tuition 

You earned your KPA SkillCheck: Snake Avoidance digital badge!

SkillCheckTM is a formalized KPA method for teachers to provide feedback to students on the skills taught in a specific course. SkillCheck criteria are developed for each KPA course or class.

In this course, SkillCheck is available only to students in the Excel experience. You will receive an easy-to-digest assessment of your skill progress on the Snake Avoidance protocol and, if you demonstrate proficiency, you will earn the SkillCheck designation for Snake Avoidance!

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LEARN WITH Ann Waterbury

Ann Waterbury, BS, CPDT-KA, UW-AAB, ACBS, CNWI, has over two decades of experience in dog training. As the proprietor of a thriving studio in Washington State, she provides personalized guidance to individual clients. Her expertise lies in addressing fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression in dogs, and she collaborates closely with veterinarians to help dogs live their best lives. 

Ann’s approach revolves around leveraging positive reinforcement to transform a dog’s triggers into cues for functional behaviors. She specializes in utilizing nose work activities to bolster dogs’ confidence,  cultivate resilience, and enrich their world. Notably, Ann authored a comprehensive nose work chapter for a detection textbook on behavior and has been a featured presenter at its associated conference. 

Recently, Ann partnered with a rehabilitation veterinarian to establish WAGSniffAScent, an innovative online education platform aimed at empowering dog owners and enthusiasts alike.

Here's What You'll Be Learning UNIT by UNIT

1

What's that smell?

Skills/Behaviors Covered:

  • Home Set-Up for Basic Nose Work Games
  • Nose Work Game Parameters
  • Independent Searches

Unit 1 Curriculum: Dive “nose first” into boxes and food searches and learn the basics of sniffing fun. Unit 1 introduces you and your dog to nose work and independent searching. You will learn how to start off your dog (or any dog) with search games. This unit will build fluency and boost your dog’s confidence. You will learn basic hide set-ups and how to read your dog’s calm, engaged body language inside your home so that you have a model for when you take the behaviors outside.  

Unit 1 Discussion Board: Jump onto the discussion board to share your progress before the first Zoom class, post your training videos, and offer your classmates kudos. Watch for Excel students’ videos of their nose work set-ups and progress as well as for feedback from Ann in preparation for the first Zoom session on July 8.

Unit 1 Real-Time Virtual Class: Get to know the Excel dog-handler Excel teams in the first week’s real-time Zoom class. Excel students will practice and demonstrate the skills and exercises developed during this Unit, receiving coaching from Ann. While Excel students demonstrate progress with the Unit material, Ann will coach them on overcoming roadblocks, training refinements, and progressing through the next steps. Engage students are encouraged to bring questions from Unit 1 to the Zoom class; Ann will answer each question and guide the transition to Unit 2. 

2

Nose in the books

Skills/Behaviors Covered

  • Generalizing Nose Work Games
  • Advanced Canine Body Language and Communication
  • Next-Level Nose Work games

Unit 2 Curriculum: In Unit 2, Ann introduces the research on dog olfactory systems. You will learn the structure of a dog’s nose and how the olfactory sense can be an important motivating factor in dog behavior. You will be challenged to find ways to take advantage of this motivation to help build your dog's confidence and resilience by introducing more complexity into your games.

Unit 2 Discussion Board: Share your training progress and exchange ideas on the groups.io forum as you work through the Unit 2 material. On groups.io,  Ann will answer questions from Excel teams and provide coaching on the teams’ latest training progress videos.

Unit 2 Real-Time Virtual Class: In the second virtual Zoom class, learn as Excel students demonstrate their progress with both the Unit 2 and the Unit 1 behaviors. Ann will coach each of these teams individually and help them troubleshoot their training so that everyone can learn from them. Bring your training questions to the class for Ann to address in real-time during the Zoom call.

3

follow your nose

Skills/Behaviors Covered:

  • More Games to Play with Dogs in New Contexts
  • Exploring and Changing the Odor Picture

Unit 3 Curriculum: In Unit 3, you will explore the common complexities of odor and how that complexity can increase the fun and reinforcement of scent work. This week, your dog will build fluency both finding the odor source and trailing the scent picture through the environment. You will learn how to expand your dog’s search repertoire proactively as well as the dog’s resiliency to stay in the game by varying the packaging and placement of the odor source. This unit builds greater independence and confidence for many anxious or shy dogs.

Unit 3 Discussion Board: Post video links of your training progress and cheer on your classmates with comments on the class forum! Ann will offer feedback on Excel students’ videos so that everyone can learn from them. Engage students, follow along and prepare questions for the Unit 3 real-time virtual class. 

Unit 3 Real-Time Virtual Class: Excel students will demonstrate their successes and receive more coaching from Ann on the Unit 3 exercises. Preparation for the transition into Unit 4 and nose work outside the home will occur. Ann will also answer any questions from Excel and Engage students. 

4

Nose games irl (in real life)

Skills/Behaviors Covered:

  • Generalization 
  • Independent Search in New Contexts

Unit 4 Curriculum: In Unit 4, you will begin to work outside the home! Outside, both the variety of sensory experiences and the elevation impact search behavior. As part of the generalization process, you will learn to reduce/adjust your criteria appropriately to help your dog build fluency as a “smelly dog”  - in your everyday life. 

Unit 4 Discussion Board: Post video links of your training progress and cheer on your classmates with comments on the class forum! Prepare your questions for the real-time virtual class as you transition your behavior modification plan from the safety of your home to outside, IRL. Ann will offer feedback on Excel students’ videos and questions so that everyone can learn from them. 

Unit 4 Real-Time Virtual Class: Excel students will demonstrate their successes and address any challenges as their dogs move into more challenging, complex odor pictures. They will show off their skills in applying the “science of smell”  and receive more coaching from Ann on the Unit 4 exercises and the transition to Unit 5. Ann will also answer any questions from Excel and Engage students. 

5

knows, nos, and nose

Skills/Behaviors Covered:

  • Applying Nose Work for Behavior Modification

Unit 5 Curriculum: In Unit 5, you will learn how to use nose work skills to address behavior issues. You will build nose work games into your behavior plans and will use the “rules of behavior” appropriately to set up your dog (and yourself) for success after class. From control and agency to Premack and contra freeloading, you will learn how and when each of these factors is at play and how to best utilize behavior science to help your dog remain calm, cool, and collected in safe but sometimes scary situations.

Unit 5 Discussion Board: Post video links of your training progress and cheer on your classmates with comments on the class forum! Ann provides feedback on Excel students’ videos and questions so that everyone can learn from them.

Unit 5 Real-Time Virtual Class: Excel students will demonstrate their successes as they fold nose work games into their behavior modification and enrichment plans. Ann will work with each team to ensure that they have the tools they need to both move forward long after class ends and continue to help their dogs, or other dogs they may work with, build confidence and resilience through nose work games! Remember, the learning doesn’t stop after Units 1-5. You can access all of the course material for a full year, including the Zoom session recordings and archived discussion forum.

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