Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Cental PA
Dogs Name: Drogo; RIP Briarwood Utopia v Exacta (Miley); RIP Briarwood Ariki v Exacta (Baron)
Titles: Baron-CDX, CD, RE, RA, RN, CGC
Dogs Age: 6 Years 8 Months; 12 Years, 9 Months, 14 Days; 12 Years, 1 Month, 22 Days
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I just noticed on their scheduled that there will a sanctioned trial near our place in April. Will plan on attending just to watch. Also, there is training seminar in May:
"Handler & Dog Confidence Building in K9 Nose Work® Training with Leah Gangelhoff, CNWI™ and NACSW™ Senior Faculty Member
Leah Gangelhoff is a Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor and an NACSW™ Senior Faculty Member. Before the sport of K9 Nose Work® was born, Leah studied under and trained dogs in narcotics detection with Co-founders Ron Gaunt and Amy Herot while living in Los Angeles, logging upwards of 1000 hours from 2004 through 2006. Leah currently teaches all levels of K9 Nose Work® Classes in Birmingham, AL. As an NACSW™ Senior Faculty Member, she co-teaches K9 Nose Work® workshops and skills clinics with the Co-founders, is active in developing and teaching Continuing Education Programs for CNWI and ANWI, and offers coaching clinics to handler/dogs teams across the country. Leah serves as a Certifying Official and Judge for NACSW™ sanctioned K9 Nose Work® Trials and as a Certifying Official and Judge for K9 Nose Work® Odor Recognition Tests (ORTs)."
You have to be training for 6 months so, of course, we would not be eligible to attend. But, it is really nice to see more events and classes in our area. I am so hoping Baron enjoys it because we might see another title in our future if he does OK. I was a little bummed with myself that we didn't continue with his obedience to at least try to do Utility Dog. But after he got his CDX, it was just after our stressful move and in the middle of the major remodel and was just too much going on. Also, with his age an DCM, I never want to put any stress on him.