Sarah has always volunteered with shelters – fostering and walking dogs/cats – and then there was Journey. Journey came into Sarah’s household as a foster. Journey is an Australian Cattle Dog who was born deaf and blind. Being 2 years old, she needed a job and that’s when Sarah and Journey found Nose Work. All of Sarah’s dogs now do Nose Work. Some compete and others just do it for fun. As Sarah learned more about Nose Work and the benefits, she decided to become a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and offer Nose Work to other animals that needed an outlet.
Learning more and more about animal behavior, Sarah completed the Karen Pryor Academy and is now a Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). Sarah also completed a Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington and has just completed the Living and Learning with Animals course (LLA) with Dr. Susan Friedman. Sarah really believes in the benefits of K9 Nose Work and loves teaching others.
Sarah volunteers with several shelters providing behavior modification to animals in their care.