Lauralea Oliver, BFA, CNWI, Trial Judge and Professional Ecological Scent Detection Dog Trainer and Handler.
Lauralea has been working with dogs professionally since 2001. Her experience encompasses work with dogs in many environments and disciplines including animal shelters, working dogs, companion dogs and service dogs. Currently, she is the lead wildlife detection dog trainer and handler for Great Basin Bird Observatory and the wildlife detection dog training consultant for H.T. Harvey & Associates. She is a contributor on project reports and scientific publications and is an international speaker on the subject of canines in ecology and conservation.
In addition to her ecological work, Lauralea owns and operates a professional dog training business k9inSCENTive, LLC in Southern California. Her business has provided private and group behavior consultations, dog training and K9 Nose Work classes since 2004. Lauralea also provides detection dog services, working dog evaluations and dog training services for scent detection canines for multiple entities including private and government environmental agenices, law enforcement, private security, pest control companies and service dog organizations
As an active member of the National Association of Canine Scent Work, Lauralea acts as Trial Judge and Certifying Official for NACSW sanctioned events. She has also served as a speaker and presenter for NACSW conferences. As a competitor, she has titled three of her personal dogs in multiple trials. She and her Belgian Malinois, Mayhem, have earned their Elite 1 and a HIT placement at NW3.