April 4, 2020 - 8:00 am


“Training for Success” with Fred Helfers

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This nose work weekend will be limited to 6 handling teams each day. This allows for each team to have more one on one time with Fred. Auditing spots are unlimited.  Special pricing for handler teams who wish to be a handler team and audit the alternate day.  There will be videos for each handler team.

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 – Part 1

Morning presentation (Classroom)

  • Building a detection dog training program—developing training goals for you and your dog by implementing proven training goals.
  • Hide Placements—using hide placements to educate yourself and your dog.
  • Building independence and hunt drive while working your dog on leash.

Afternoon working sessions:

  • Exercises with working teams based on the morning’s presentation.
  • Working team levels for Saturday will be NW1 and NW2.

Sunday, April 5th, 2020 – Part 2

Morning presentation: (Classroom)

  • Converging odors–using converging odor setups to educate yourself and your dog.
  • Inaccessible hides–how to increase your dog’s drive to focus on the source.
  • Building confidence as a detection dog handler.

Afternoon working sessions:

  • Exercises with working teams based on the morning’s presentation.
  • Working team levels for Sunday will be NW3 and Elite.

Working spots limited to 6 teams each day. Auditing spots are unlimited.

Schedule each day:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Check in

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Morning presentation

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch to be provided

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Working team exercises

Pricing:  PAY HERE

Full Day Working Spots                                                          $340.00

Full Day Working Spot w/ alternate audit day                   $375.00

Full Day Audit                                                                           $135.00

2 Day Audit                                                                                $190.00

Half Day Audit                                                                          $  85.00

(AM Sat   PM Sat      AM Sunday PM Sunday)

All pricing includes a non-refundable $25.00 deposit. 

All payments are non-refundable after March 15, 2020.


Phoenix Children’s Hospital Conference Center

2632 N 20th St, Phoenix, AZ  85006


About Fred Helfers

Fred has been working with detection dogs since the early 1980s. He has trained and handled narcotic detection dogs for US Customs and other agencies, taught professional and sport detection dog handlers, and authored the acclaimed book “Nose Work Handler, Foundation to Finesse.”

Since 2004, Fred has been training profession K9 handlers and presenting seminars and workshops for police departments in the U.S. and other countries. In 2012, Fred was introduced to nose work by Ron Gaunt and was inspired by the passion, dedication and camaraderie displayed by the K9 Nose work® handlers and their instructors. He is an NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) teaching nose work classes, seminars and workshops throughout the United States and Internationally.

For more information about Fred, be sure to visit his website