Training for Blank Areas Webinar

Blank searches don’t need to be scary! We will discuss theory, training techniques, and building observation/decision making skills.

Natalie McManus

Natalie McManus


While blank searches are usually considered an “NW3” concept, they can be important at every level of the dog’s development. We get very used to “a search means find the odor” and forget to observe the dogs clearing areas and learn what not finding odor looks like. Natalie will discuss Searching vs. Finding, the Whys and Hows of blank searches, and address many of the common questions and concerns. We will talk about blank searches of all types, not just interiors!


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.

Once you finish watching the entire webinar, complete the CEU Submission Form, providing your CNWI number and the  secret word provided during the webinar. We will then email you a Certificate of Completion that you may upload to your CNWI Instructor Portal.


Are you getting ready to compete in Scent Work? Get ideas on how you can train the concept of blank search areas to your dog while still keeping the game fun! 

Are you a Scent Work instructor? See how you can introduce this concept to your own students while ensuring the dogs are set-up to succeed.

Training for Blank Areas Webinar

Online Scent Work Webinar


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    • Email support with speaker.​

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    • No deadlines.

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Natalie McManus


Natalie McManus

Virtual Coaching Instructor

Short Bio:

The co-owner of Ready Sit Dog Training, Natalie is a Certified Nose Work Instructor through NACSW and approved trial official with AKC Scent and USCSS whose clients cannot rave about enough!


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