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National Association of Canine Scent Work

Founding Instructors: The Original Seven CNWI

The first seven instructors to complete the instructor certification program began a legacy of excellence in the teaching of K9 Nose Work, and have been vital in the growth and success of the activity and sport.
 

Ramona Audette, Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) 
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Contact: cadogbehavior.com

 

Kim Buchanan, Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) 
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Contact: 
joyridebelgians.com and joyridek9.com

 

Desiree Snelleman, Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) 
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Contact: fidonfriends.com

 

Julie Gaunt, Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI)
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Barbara Schwerdt, CPDT,  Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI)
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Penny-Scott Fox, CPDT, Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) 
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Contact: scott-foxtraining.com

 

Dana Zinn, CPDT, Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI)
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Contact: zinndogtraining.com

 

 

 

Want to become a certified K9 Nose Work Instructor?

Only the most passionate, talented, and knowledgeable people become Certified Nose Work Instructors (CNWI). The certification program teaches candidates the philosophy, concepts, and training methodology for the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work.

 

Graduates of the certification program will have dedicated 1-2 years on average to the study of K9 Nose Work, attending courses and lectures, and logging over 75 hours of training and teaching. All Certified Nose Work Instructors have demonstrated the skills necessary to train a dog and handle it in competition, as well as the ability to teach other dogs and handlers the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work from beginning level to advanced. 

 

Put your passion, talent, and knowledge to use as a CNWI teaching official K9 Nose Work classes! For information on how you can get started in the instructor certification program, Contact Us.