Silke is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KSA) and behavior consultant (CBCC-KA) and has been running HeRo Canine Consulting LLC, a successful dog training and behavior consulting business, since 2006.  She currently lives in Suwanee, GA with her husband Axel, their Pit Bull Snap and Pit Bull mix Eddie who is actually the reason she got into K9 Nose Work® in the first place and achieved his NW3 title before he was retired due to old age!

In addition to instructing group classes and private sessions, Silke has hosted multiple NACSW™-sanctioned ORTs, trials and workshops. Silke is a Certifying Official for trials and ORTs as well as an ORT Judge, as well as a Trial Approval Coordinator.

Silke was introduced to K9 Nose Work® in 2010 and became one of first two CNWI™ in PA in 2011. She loves to work on all aspects of this great dog sport while making sure that both ends of the leash have fun in a safe environment!  Silke has a soft spot for shelter dogs and introduced K9NW to several local shelters, two of which have now included it in their regular canine enrichment program.