The dogs who started this crazy, fun merry-go-round
and added so much to our lives
"Petra and Barley"
Owner, Nose Work, CCC & Tricks Instructor
Ann enjoys working with people and dogs and strives to make her classes a fun and rewarding experience for all. Her goal is to provide a positive atmosphere for the dogs and humans to learn in while strengthening the bond between them.
Ann began working with dogs 15 years ago teaching obedience and agility at Star City Canine Training Club (SCCTC). During this time Ann raised a few puppies for St Francis Service Dogs and instructed at Field of Dreams Dog Training. Ann has trained and competed successfully with her own dogs in K9 Nose work, Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking, Field Work, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, Trick Training.
Ann has learned from some of the best attending seminars and workshops with Suzanne Clothier, Ian Dunbar, Kaye Lawrence, John Rogerson and Terry Ryan to name a few. She is a member of APDT and NACSW™
Ann came to K9 Nose Work® when her older dog Barley needed something to do that didn’t involve running and jumping. Ann started teaching Nose Work four years ago and is the only Nose Work instructor in SW Virginia. She has attended many seminars with some excellent Nose Work instructors, has been to three NW training camps and competes regularly with her two German Shepherd Dogs. Ann is currently enrolled in the NACSW™ Instructor certification program and is an ANWI, she plans to complete her certification to be a CNWI early in 2018.
Ann had recently certified as a Level 1 instructor in the Connection, Cooperation & Control (CCC)™ training program which has been invaluable helping Kimba gain confidence and trust.