HEngTen K9

Jason C Heng, CPDT-KA, CNWI

Jason is the owner of HengTen LLC in the NW Austin, TX metro area specializing in coaching all levels of nosework teams. Jason has a spend the last 13 years focused on all things nosework and as attended hundreds of hours of K9 Nose Work® training seminars taught by the founders of the NACSW™ in addition to other talented instructors and professional trainers. Jason works with the NACSW™ as a Certifying Official and Judge for all trial levels through Summit League. He also had the pleasure of being an instructor at K9NW Camps since 2015 including, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia.  

As an instructor, NACSW™ Certifying Official for Trials and nosework enthusiast, he travels extensively for all things related to nosework.  Jason has competed with his 4 dogs since 2012 with 2 dogs; Atlas and Bailey achieving ELT-Champion and competing in the Summit League. Atlas qualified for and competed with 46 other teams in the 2017 NACSW National Invitational in Springfield, MA. He has competing at all levels through Summit League in over 100 NACSW™ trials in 25 states with his 3 Shiba Inu and Labrador. Jason continues to compete at the Summit level with Bailey.

Jason’s professional experience includes K9 handler with a GSD-Lucy performing bed bug detection for a pest control company. He logged hundreds of detection hours all over Texas. At the pest control company, he also trained an additional bug detection dog as part of a grant with the US Department of Agriculture. 

Jason has been teaching K9 Nose Work® classes since 2012. Since becoming a CNWI in 2013 he has been working to grow Nose Work in Texas by hosting NACSW trials. In addition, he continues to share his extensive trial experience with teams throughout the country through trial preparation and handler coaching seminars.

Continuing Education (some examples)

K9 Nosework Virtual Camp - 2020 (Instructor)

CNCA (California Narcotics Canine Association) - NACSW Joint Symposium, 2020, 2018, 2016

K9 Nosework Camp - Colorado 2023, 2018 (Instructor), Wisconsin 2018 (Instructor)

K9 Nosework Camp & Symposium Day - Texas 2018 (Instructor & Camp Operations Director)
K9 Nosework Camp & Symposium Day - Pennsylvania 2024, 2017, 2015 (Instructor)
K9NW Hide Placement Seminar - Ron Gaunt (co-Founder of NACSW) 2016
NACSW Instructor Training - CNWI – K9 Nose Work Instructor Training, 7 days– Broken Arrow, OK 2014-2015 - founders of the NACSW™
K9 Nosework Camp – Georgia 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 - Colorado 2013, 2015
Camp Instructor/Symposium training day Georgia 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 - Colorado 2013, 2015
Intro to K9 Nosework and Intro to Odor taught by Ron Gaunt (co-Founder of NACSW) – 2013
Competition Preparation Seminars taught by Ron Gaunt; Amy Herot; 2015, 2016
K9 Nose Work® Teamwork taught by Amy Herot (co-Founder of NACSW) 2015
NACSW Instructor Training - CNWI – Certification Completion April 2013
NACSW K9 Nose Work Instructor Training, 7 days– Clearwater FL 2012-2013 taught by the founders of the NACSW™
Roger Abrantes – 3 Days on Dog Communication, 2013

John Rogerson – 2 Days on Dog Aggression, 2014