Cathie is the owner of C.L.E.A.R. K-9, LLC, in Boring, Oregon (25 miles east of Portland) and has been professionally involved in dog training in since the early 1970s. She is a Certified Nose Work Instructor, for the NACSW.
Cathie is also CPDT-KA, as well as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor- (CA state Licensed, GDMI). She has been involved in the service dog industry for the past 40 yrs working for dog-guide organizations as well as Canine Companions for Independence.
Cathie has trained, competed, and titled her own personal dogs in AKC Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Herding, Tracking, and Hunting Retriever Trials. She is a pointed AKC Hunting Retriever Test judge.
In, K9 Nose Work, NACSW, Cathie trained and handled both of her Belgian Sheepdogs to attain the level NW3-Elite. “Lexus” is currently a few points shy of his ELTCH. “Poppy” has is 2 pts shy of her ELT3 and is now handled by Cathie’s husband, Keith. Cathie also has an up and coming youngster in K9 NW training, “Nate”.
Lexus and Cathie qualified and competed in NACSW National Invitational, once in Santa Rosa, CA and again in Colorado. Cathie and both of her dogs have attended the two West Coast NACSW, NW camps.