Dorothy is a professional full-time dog trainer. Her business, Let’s Talk Dogs, specializes in pet dog training, behavior issues and K9 Nose Work® in the Olympia, Washington. She began training as a hobby in 1995 and quickly became involved with rescue and education work as a volunteer. She eventually transitioned to training others and quit her day job in 2002 to pursue dog training as a full-time professional.
Dorothy teaches classes, private lessons and also hosts educational seminars and workshops. She has traveled as the working assistant to Kathy Sdao, MS, CAAB (Bright Spot Dog Training). She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and continues her education by attending seminars and workshops. She graduated from the Dogs of Course Instructor training, CNWI instructor training and 3 sessions of Bob Bailey’s “Chicken Camp.”
Dorothy is a Supervising/Elite Certifying Official for the NACSW. She is also an experienced trial and ORT host, National Trial Coordinator, Trial Representative and Score Room Lead for the NACSW. Dorothy shares her life with her husband and 3 dogs (all mutts) in Rochester, Washington. She enjoys competing and has achieved titles at all NACSW levels.