Dogwood Dog Training

Proudly Presents

A Weekend with Stacy Barnett

Saturday and Sunday,

February 17-18, 2018
Houston, TX

Stacy Barnett NW flyer

Stacy Barnett lives in New Jersey with her two Labradors, Miniature American Shepherd and Standard Poodle. She’s an active competitor in Nosework, Tracking, Obedience, Rally, Agility and Barn Hunt but Scent Sports are her primary focus and her first love. Stacy started her Labrador, Judd, in Nosework using the Operant Conditioning methods as taught by the Fenzi Academy. Judd quickly sailed through NW1 through NW3 Elite in only 13 months, becoming one of the very first FDSA trained Elite teams. Stacy and Judd are a multiple High in Trial team and have titled in both the US and Canada with High Score awards. Together they compete in NACSW, UKC, SDDA and PSD. Stacy and Judd are competing at the NACSW Elite Division Level where they are ranked among the top teams in the country and have recently been invited to compete at the 2017 NACSW National Invitational. Judd has placed in the top 3 overall at many of his Elite Division Trials and holds the distinction of being the first Labrador in the country to achieve ELT2. Judd was also the second dog in the country to achieve ELT3.

Stacy is a longtime FDSA teacher. She also trains with top local NACSW trainers and Elite Level Certifying Officials on a regular basis. Stacy is herself a licensed Judge for AKC Scent Work and Performance Scent Dogs. With this and her degree in Chemical Engineering, Stacy has developed a solid understanding of Scent Theory with many tools in her toolbox. She prides herself in being able to bring creative solutions to build odor obedience, confidence, drive and motivation for the sport. Her mantra is CONFIDENCE, MOTIVATION, SKILLS and STAMINA. Stacy is the author of the popular blog, Scentsabilities Nosework, as well as being a popular clinician for seminars across the country.

Working Price 2 Day: $250 register before 1/15/2018 or $275 after

Audit Price 2 Day: $125 register before 1/15/2018 or $150 after

Working spots are very limited and expected to fill fast. Audit slots open till max number is reached

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee, will only be given if the spot can be filled from the wait list.

Seminar Location: Dogwood Dog Training, 8425 West Road, Houston, TX 77064
For more information, contact – Giovanna Imperia at

Workshops descriptions

Saturday and Sunday

Scent Puzzles: Learn about some of the different puzzles that you might come across in trialing. Come away with a clear understanding of how the scent behaves and how the scent conditions affect your dog’s search. Stretch your skills! Step up your game and work complicated scent puzzles designed to help hone your skills in preparation for the higher levels. Scent theory and search strategy will be discussed. Teams should have an NW1 title or equivalent and should be on all three odors. Dogs must have experience sourcing multiple hides and inaccessible hides.

Element Elementals: Explore all four elements and their challenges in this trial preparation seminar. Have fun with different challenges that will stretch your capabilities. Stacy will work on honing your handling so that you can go for those “P’s” and “Q’s”. Each element will be presented with special challenges to work through in order to help you develop confidence and finesse. There are no titling requirements for this seminar however dogs should be able to confidently work all four elements.

Confidence and Motivation: Shore up your foundations with this seminar. Learn about how arousal and emotion can contribute to your success and explore how to regulate them. Practice exercises and situational hides to build team confidence and to get the dog “in drive”. This seminar is especially useful for novice teams.

Rockin’ Vehicles and Awesome Exteriors: Learn the secret sauce to Vehicles and Exteriors! Explore and discuss scent theory and aerodynamics and how they apply to these two challenging elements. Preliminary skills are covered and the teams are quickly moved into challenging scenarios.

Debby Quigley is going to North Texas!

Do you want awesome focus and attention from your dog when showing and training?

Know the best way to proof your dog so that the proofing builds your dog’s confidence?

Is the atmosphere fun for your dog when you are training and showing or is your dog bored, unresponsive, and unfocused?

WHEN: Rescheduled 2018 date coming soon.
CONTACT: Karen Black

This seminar covers – Positive and creative training techniques that teaches your dog the skills and exercises required for the show ring and produces a happy attitude of your dog that is apparent each time you enter the show ring. Games to build your dog’s desire to train with you and to increase your dog’s focus and attention on you: proofing your dog correctly to build your dog’s confidence in and out of the ring; how to use games to motivate your dog and work through problem solving, and much, much more.

NOW AVAILABLE long-distance classes – they work really great as we can supervise the whole process. So come join in the fun!!