Chris is a partner at Rock Solid K9 in Lake Forest California and also a CNWI at the spcaLA in Long Beach California.  Chris has been involved in the National Association of Canine Scent Work ™ (NACSW) since 2008. Since that time, Chris has watched it turn into a thriving dog sport that has grown nationwide. He has also spent countless hours volunteering and being a Certifying Official at trials and ORT’s.

To learn more about animal behavior Chris volunteered for many years with the behavior and education department at his local shelter. During the time he spent at the shelter he helped with assessing dogs before being adopted and for special programs, which involved the dogs interacting with children and/or elderly people.

Barley is the first Weimaraner to achieve an NW1, NW2 and NW3 x2 title.  Barley and Chris have also achieved their NW3 Elite title and have been invited and competed in two NACSW™ National Invitational Trials.