K9 Nose Work Instructor
Sue caught the scent of nose work in November 2009 when she heard about the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW).
In 2010, Sue attended 3 workshops presented by the NACSW Founders introducing her to the sport of nose work. She attended the first NACSW camp for nose work enthusiasts that same year and has been hooked ever since!
Sue has participated in numerous seminars taught by the founders of the NACSW™, in addition to attending seminars presented by other talented nose work instructors and trainers. Sue has attended the annual NACSW PA Nose work Camp each year since 2010 working her own dogs, Rocki, who was a collie/shepherd mix and now Jinx, a Belgian Tervuren.
Since 2011, Sue has assisted several Certified Nose Work Instructors (CNWI) in the Mid-Atlantic area instructing K9 Nose Work classes based on the principles and training guide of the NACSW. Sue enjoys teaching nose work & the enjoyment it brings to dog owners as they watch their dogs playing a game they are naturally so good at.
Sue is currently an Associate Nose Work Instructor (ANWI) enrolled in the NACSW™ Instructor certification program and intends to complete her certification to be a CNWI at the end of the year. You can often find Sue volunteering at NACSW nose work trials and odor recognition tests(ORTs).
Sue has trained and competed with her own dogs in K9 Nose Work®, NADAC Agility, APDT (WCRL) & AKC Rally, & Confirmation and is currently competing with Jinx in NACSW Element Specialty Trials and working on their Elite NW3 Title.
Sue is a native of Maryland & currently lives in Pennsylvania with her Belgian Tervuren, Jinx and her cat, Seeker (who funny enough, was found as a stray at a nose work seminar).
Sue and Jinx love a game of frisbee or ball on land and in the water.