NW3 and Beyond

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NEW K9 Scent work is excited to announce a new training opportunity for NW3/ Elite students on June 10, 2019. The day of training and education seminar will be approximately 6 hours. The seminar will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College -Public Safety Training Center in Appleton WI. This seminar will be both lecture and working. Lunch will not be provided. We are limiting the number of  working spots. To cover the cost of this day we will be charging $175.00 for a working spot and $90 for an audit spot. We have applied for CEU’s for CNWI’s  for this seminar. Only those dogs working at NW3 and Elite can sign up for a working spot. Payment will be due by May 1st. There will be no refunds unless we can fill your spot.

Kim is a founding member of NACSW™ and one of the founding 7 Certified Nose Work Instructors, Kim has been training since 2007 and competing in K9 Nose Work® since its inception. She and her Belgian Tervuren Oscar were one of the first few teams to title to an NW1 and NW2. She and her Terv Emmy were the first to have earned the challenging NW3 title as well as the first to have earned the NW3 Elite title (= NW3 x 3) in 2011. Kim and Emmy successfully competed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 National Invitational events. Kim and Emmy earned a 2nd place in the first Elite trial in 2015. Kim qualified both Emmy and her male Tevuren, Zen, for the 2017 National Invitational. Kim ran Zen in 2017 and placed in individual searches as well as 4th place overall.  Kim’s younger dogs are preparing to fill Emmy and Zen’s big paw prints.

Kim and her dogs have also trained and competed in Schutzhund, French Ring, Dock Diving, Agility, Herding, Tracking and Obedience. They have competed nationally as part of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, AKC and USDAA Agility and internationally in the 2011 and 2012 FMBB World Championships of Belgian Shepherds in Belgium and Italy.

Kim is a K9 Nose Work® Trial Judge and Certifying Official (NW1 – Elite).  She is currently teaching K9 Nose Work® classes, running on-line education for NW enthusiasts and hosting other K9NW activities in Southern California through her company, Joyride K9 Dog Training. She is enthusiastically helping to bring the sport of K9NW to other regions of the US as Senior Faculty with the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®.

private Lesson with Kathe Baxter

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Sign up for a 50 minute private or semi private lesson with Kathe Baxter CNWI. You will choose the skill(s) you would like to work on. 

When: Sept 24, 2018

Where: Manitowoc WI 

Cost $125.00

Training slots will be given through a random draw. You may request a private session for you and your dog(s) or train with a partner. You will be notified if you are selected for a training spot. Priority will be given to Trish and Sue's current students. 

Castles, Campfires, & Coaching   

N.E.W K9 Scent Work is proud to offer a fun-filled evening & morning of small group nose work training at the castle of Camp Rokilio with coaching from C.O./CNWI Kathe Baxter. 

This event will begin Sunday evening after our NW3 Trial May 13, 2017 and will be completed by noon on Monday, May 14.

What is included?

·        Sunday evening meal

·        2  hours of evening NW2/3 level small group training

·        S'mores & campfire to share nose work tales 

·        Bunk room for you and your canine pal to spend the night

·        Monday morning breakfast

·        Monday morning  3 hr small group training session

Dogs must be proficient in all 3 scents, and training at least at the NW2 level

Limited Working spots: $225 

Limited Auditing Spots: $125





Kathe Baxter  

I became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in 2010 when the sport evolved on the East Coast. I truly enjoy teaching K9 Nose Work® classes for the core principal of establishing a human canine bond of Trust, Communication and FUN! I host NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® sanctioned trials and I am a NACSW™ trial representative.

My passion for instructing grew based on the sheer delight of bringing true joy and happiness to my clients and their canine companions as I watched them develop self-confidence and a genuine trusted relationship. Tirelessly attending seminars, workshops, and trials, I am a patient observer of K9 teams as they search. I enjoy watching dogs detect search patterns as they work through environmental factors (wind, rain, snow, hot, cold). My belief is that the subtle body language of communication is invaluable!