Professional Development

Jennifer S Brown is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). She has a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary and Animal Science and a practical and theoretical grounding in learning theory, animal behavior and training, as well as research methodology. She has spent hundreds of hours furthering her knowledge of scent work, dog-handler team dynamics, and odor characteristics and dispersal in varied environments. She is a cross-over trainer who has been training dogs for over thirteen years as well as conducting scientific research in animal behavior. She holds a Primary certification in TAGteach (teaching with acoustical guidance) instruction, and is working toward her full certification in Behavior Adjustment Training (CBATI) and becoming a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP).

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS & ANIMAL TRAINING INTERNSHIPS

National Association of Canine Scent Work Instructor Program, Des Moines, IA
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner Program, International, Sequim, WA
  • Instructor: Terry Ryan
  • Current certification level: KPA-CTP pending, practical assessment successfully completed, anticipated full completion July 2013
  • Visit the Karen Pryor Academy Site!
TAGteach Primary Certification and Training Seminar, Asheville, NC
Behavioral Adjustment Training Instructor Certification Course, Westborough, MA
  • Instructor: Grisha Stewart
  • Current certification level: CBATI pending, practical assessment in progress, exam complete with high honors, anticipated completion Sept 2013
  • Visit the BAT Site!
Internship Legacy Canine, Sequim, WA
  • Instructor: Terry Ryan, Bill Ryan, Jenni Dix, Elaine Dietrich
  • Duration: February-August 2012
  • Visit Terry’s Site!
Instructor Training Course, Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, Accord, NY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Association of Professional Dog Trainers 2013 Conference, Spokane, WA 
  • Conference Attendee
  • Border Collie Volunteer
  • Poster & Oral Presenter
  • A pilot study examining predictive indicators and suitability of smaller breed chickens for chicken training camps. Brown, Jennifer S; Fountain, Jade; and Ryan, Terry Legacy Canine Behavior and Training, Sequim, WA.
  • October 2013
Nose Work Camp, Granby, CO
  • Instructor: NACSW faculty
  • October 2013
2013 NACSW National Invitational Trials, Rialto, CA
  • Trial Volunteer
  • June 1-2, 2013
K9NW Handle It! Seminar, Fishkill, NY
  • Instructor: Amy Herot
  • May 2013 (pre-registered for seminar)
IAABC Behavior in Practice Symposium, Warwick, RI
  • Presenters: Dr. Susan Friedman, Theresa McKeon, Chirag Patel
  • April 2013
 Chicken Training Mini-Workshop, Warwick, RI
  • Instructors: Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody
  • April 2013
K9 Nose Work® Training Camp, Multiple Locations
  • Instructors: Amy Herot, Ron Gaunt, Jill Marie O’Brien, Kim Buchanan, Barbara Schwerdt, Ramona Audette, Jacy Kelley, Dana Zinn, Donna Hreniuk, Penny Scott-Fox, Jo-Trent, Jeff McMahon
  • Camps attended: April 2013 GA, September 2012 PA, October 2013 CO
K9 Nose Work® K9 Team Work From Foundation to Trial Day, Leeds, AL
  • Instructor: Amy Herot
  • March 2013
ClickerExpo Conference, Multiple Locations
  • March 2013 Stamford, CT; January 2012 Portland, OR
K9 Nose Work® Intensive Two Month Training Stint, Greater Los Angeles, CA
  • CNWI Instructors: Amy Herot, Jill Marie O’Brien, Kim Buchanan, Barbara Schwerdt, Ramona Audette, Penny Scott-Fox, Jo-Trent, Julie Gaunt, Roxanne Baudry, Lauralea Oliver, Chris Busch, Laura Busch
  • January-February 2013
K9 Nose Work® Combined B/C Continuing, Skill Building/Inaccessible Hides and Skill Building/Multiple Odors, Orange, CA
  • Instructor: Kim Buchanan
  • Jan 2013
K9 Nose Work® Converging Odors: Solving the Puzzle, Hudson, MA
  • Instructor: Barbara Schwerdt
  • October 2012
Scent Work Handling: Exterior & Vehicle Searching Seminar, York, ME
  • Instructor: Carolyn Barney
  • October 2012
Real Solutions to Canine Behavior Problems (From Aggression to Common Everyday Issues), Olympia, WA
  • Instructor: Pat Miller
  • June 2012
Basic Canine Detection and Problem Solving Course, Sequim, WA
  • Instructor: Don Blair
  • April 2012
Get S.M.A.R.T. and Step Up Your Training for Dog Sports!, Tacoma, WA
  • Instructors: Kathy Sdao and Michele Pouliot
  • April 2012

 

SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS

Baby House Grooming and Training School Chengdu, China
  • Role: Instructor Learning Theory and Marker Training
  • Role: Invited K9NW instructor
  • Oct 31-Nov 15, 2013
Association of Professional Dog Trainers 2013 Conference, Spokane, WA, USA 
  • A pilot study examining predictive indicators and suitability of smaller breed chickens for chicken training camps. Brown, Jennifer S; Fountain, Jade; and Ryan, Terry Legacy Canine Behavior and Training, Sequim, WA.
  • Oct 23-27, 2013

K9 Nose Time Invited K9 Nose Work Speaker® Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, Australia
  • Role: Speaker at a series of detection dog & K9 Nose Work® events with Steve Austin
  • Role: Instructor Working Clinics (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide)
  • Role: Invited K9NW instructor for K9 Nose Time classes
  • July 31- Sept 4, 2013
Agora Hills Animal Shelter Agora Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Role: Speaker K9 Nose Work® in the shelter
  • June 2013
Thomas J O’Connor Animal Shelter Springfield, MA, USA
  • Role: Speaker K9 Nose Work® in the shelter
  • Role: Help promulgate a K9 Nose Work® in the Shelter program
  • June & July 2013

Hong Kong SPCA, Asia for Animals Pre-conference Workshop, Chengdu, China

  •  Role: Speaker
  • Topic: Ethics in the Shelter Environment
  • April 2011

 

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