I began K9 Nose Work in 2017 with my 2 year old Australian Shepherd. We started out in Agility, Flyball and Dock Diving to channel her energy and drive, but all they did was add to her over arousal and build frustration.
Once we started K9 Nose Work classes in January 2017 we never looked back. Pixie is an incredibly talented search dog and I learned so much along the way. I discovered how much I enjoy watching dogs work, and the science of training, and decided to pursue my CNWI.
I have been a member of NACSW since 2017, a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) since April 2022, and a Judge and CSD with USCSS since August 2022. I am currently trialing at the Elite level with my Australian Shepherd, and starting my new puppy in Nose Work.