Jason C Heng, CPDT-KA, CNWI
Jason is the owner of HengTen K9 Training in the NW Austin, TX metro area specializing in teaching K9 Nose Work®. Jason has a passion for 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 NACSW™ trials and ORTs. 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's dog Atlas earned NW1, NW2, and NW3 Titles in 2013, NW3 Elite in 2015, and ELT-CH - accumulating 1000 points in Elite Division trials in May 2017 which also qualified him for the 2017 NACSW National Invitational where they competed in November 2017 in Springfield, MA. He and Atlas were one of 46 of the top K9NW teams to compete at the 2017 National Invitational. He has competing at all levels through Summit in over 100 NACSW™ trials in 25 states with his 3 Shiba Inu and Labrador. Jason continues to compete at the Elite/Summit level with Atlas, Bailey and Lexi, trialing over 30 times at the Elite trial level.
Jason has also been a professional K9 handler with a GSD doing 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 over dozens of trial days at all levels. In addition, he continues to share his extensive trial experience with teams throughout the country through trial preparation and handler coaching seminars.
K9 Nosework Virtual Camp - 2020 (Instructor)
CNCA (California Narcotics Canine Association) - NACSW Joint Symposium, 2020
K9 Nosework Camp - Colorado (Instructor), 2018
K9 Nosework Camp - Wisconsin (Instructor) 2018
CNCA (California Narcotics Canine Association) - NACSW Joint Symposium, 2018
K9 Nosework Camp - Texas 2018 (Instructor & Camp Operations Director)
K9 Nosework Camp Texas Symposium Day, 2018
K9NW Competition Prep Seminar Jeff McMahon 2017
K9NW Games Seminar - Michael McManus - 2018, 2017
K9 Nosework Camp - Pennsylvania 2017, 2015 (Instructor)
K9 Nosework Camp Pennsylvania Symposium Day, 2017
K9NW Working Day - Ron Gaunt (co-Founder of NACSW) 2016
K9NW Hide Placement Seminar - Ron Gaunt (co-Founder of NACSW) 2016
CNCA (California Narcotics Canine Association) - NACSW Joint Symposium 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
Competition Preparation Seminar taught by Penny Scott-Fox; 2015
Competition Preparation Seminars taught by Jeff McMahon; 2015, 2016, 2017
K9 Nose Work® Teamwork taught by Amy Herot (co-Founder of NACSW) 2015
From Stress to Success – Fostering Autonomy & Building Independence in Your Nosework Dog taught by Leah Gangelhoff, CNWI, 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™
Other Educational Seminars - Roger Abrantes – 3 Days on Dog Communication, 2013 - John Rogerson – 2 Days on Dog Aggression, 2014