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Amy Herot, CPDT-KA, CNWI
7510 Sunset Blvd, #1180
Los Angeles, CA 9004


Seminar Topics and/or Area of Specialty

K9 Nose Work® - Workshops, Camps, Classes, Private Lessons
National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) - Certifying Official
Behavior Modification
Obedience Training


Amy is a professional K9 trainer and handler with over a decade of experience. She has certified teams in Narcotics and Explosives and has logged over 1,500 instructional hours in detection dog training. As co-founder of K9 Nose Work (, and the National Association of Canine Scent Work Association, LLC (NACSW) ( ), she has sought to bring that experience to companion dogs and handlers through the development of nose work classes and sport events. She and her partners launched and sponsored the first Nose Work titling trial in January 2009 and the first K9 Nose Work® National Invitational in 2013. K9 Nose Work® is a fast growing sport accessible to all types of dog and handler teams with trials held all over the United States.

Amy is one of the world's most experienced and skilled educators in the sport. She offers seminars, workshops, classes and private lessons for K9 Nose Work® enthusiasts. Seminar topics include: Introduction to K9 Nose Work, Introduction to Odor, K9NW Handle It!, and K9NW Teamwork: From Foundation to Trial Day. Amy is also a lead instructor and driving force behind all the K9NW Training Camps. ( In response to the need for Nose Work supplies, Amy started All Good Dogs Product Division, an on-line store that provides supplies to K9NW hobby and competitive trainers (

In the canine sport world Amy has trained dogs for IPO, tracking, agility, sheepherding, protection sports, and detection. She has competed nationally with her Dutch Shepherd, Maya, and took 1st place, open division, at the Oxnard Police K9 Foundation Inaugural Trial, 2009 and 3rd place in Narcotics Detection at the Gold Coast K9 Working Dog Trials, 2006. Her Belgian Malinois, Seven, is a nationally certified explosives detection dog and has his IPO BH. Amy and Seven took 1st place in the Explosives Building Search at the 2009 Ventura County Sheriff\'s K9 Trial.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science from NYU and is nationally certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Additionally, she is a graduate of the Balu Academy for Dog Trainers and is a John Rogerson associate here in the U.S.

Her professional memberships and affiliations include the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Southern California Dog Trainers Forum (SCDTF), Southern California Schutzhund Club, and International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI). Some of Amy's other achievements have been the 2007 President's Volunteer Service Award, spcaLA's 2005 Outstanding H.E.A.L. (Helping Enhance Animals Lives) Volunteer, and 2006 Volunteer of the Year.


  “Harnessing Your Competitive Advantage” a K9 Nose Work® Workshop
  Amy Herot, CPDT-KA
  January 13-14, 2018
  Alpharetta, GA

  The Young Nose Work Dog: From Puppies to Adolescents (Saturday)
  Amy Herot, NACSW co-founder, CPDT-KA

October 7, 2017

  Hudson, MA

  Containers with Confidence 2.0

Amy Herot, CPDT-KA, NACSW™ Co-founder

  April 29-30, 2017
   Hudson, MA


  Intro to K9 Nose Work and Intro to Odor & Skill Building
  Amy Herot and Leah Gangelhoff
  April 11-12, 2014
  Perry, GA

  K9 Nose Work Teamwork: from Foundation to Trial Day
  Amy Herot, CPDT-KA, CNWI
  March 31, 2013
  Leeds, AL (Greater Birmingham)

  APDT 2011 Conference
  Anderson Teoti CPDT-KA
Bailey Bob BS, Chemistry/Biology
Boutelle Veronica MA Ed, CTC
Branigan Hannah MS, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Brown Ali M Ed, CPDT-KA
Clothier Suzanne
Duman Beth BA, CPDT-KA
Dunbar Ian PhD, MRCVS
Fisher Gale
Gorman Dunbar Kelly CPDT-KA
Herot Amy CPDT-KA
King Trish CPDT- KA, CDBC
O'Brien Jill Marie CPDT-KA
Parthasarathy ValliPhd, DVM Valli PhD, DVM
Phairas Gina Bsc Comms, CTC
Pryor Karen BA
Reid Pamela PhD, CAAB
Ryan Terry
Sdao Kathy MA, ACAAB
Silvani Pia CPDT-KA
Stafford Grey PhD
Sternberg Sue
Stewart Grisha MA, CPDT-KA, CTP
Thomas Terena BS, CPDT, CEIP, CGC
Wilde Nicole CPDT-KA
Williams Laurie CPDT-KA
Yin Sophia PhD, DVM, MS
  October 12-16, 2011
  San Diego, CA

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