Sharon is a NACSW Certifying Official and Certified Nose Work Instructor. She has bSharon Gakstattereen a professional dog trainer for 20+ years specializing in sports training and behavior modification. Certifications include: CPDT-KSA, Pro Dog Trainer, and Tier II level Trainer through Wag it Games. 

Sharon owns her own dog training center-For the Love of Dog LLC and teaches Nose Work and Agility workshops. 

Sharon competes with her clan of mixed breed canine companions and has earned First Place Overall, Pronounced, and several placements in individual searches. 

There is a true love of this game which allows the dog to lead and handlers to learn from their canine partners.