Jean Richardson, CNWI
Jean is the owner of Wells Creek Dog Training on the Central Coast of Oregon and has been involved in dog training in various forms since 1984. She began training her personal dog for obedience competition at that time and has continued to learn along the way. She has competed and trained her own personal dogs to titles in AKC Obedience and Rally, Agility, Herding, Tracking, Field Trials and Conformation and K9 Nose Work.
Since becoming a CNWI in 2011 she has brought K9 Nose Work to the Central area of Oregon, teaching many classes for various organizations in the area including Safe Haven Humane Society and the Emerald Dog Obedience Club. She has since gone on to become a NACSW Certifying Official and Judge and is the NACSW CO Director of Operations.
Before moving to Oregon in 2008, she was an Instructor for Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar, Ca, helping to train and then pair guide dogs with visually impaired recipients. She has also been involved in teaching obedience, puppy and reactive dog classes in Southern California as well as Oregon.
Jean and her husband currently share their home with two German Shepherds and a Labrador Retriever, all of who are competing at different levels of Nose Work.