Dog Sports Training • Labrador Retrievers • Pembroke Welsh Corgis
I am fortunate to have dogs that like to do stuff, like lots of cool stuff. Located just outside of Philadelphia, PA., I have the awesome opportunity to be involved in a lot of dog sports and training classes. I have been involved in dog sports since the early 1990's, training and handling Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Rottweilers, and Labrador Retrievers to titles within multiple disciplines. With a foundation in Obedience and Breed, I branched into new sports as they became available; Herding, Agility, Rally Obedience, K9 Nosework, Hunt Work, Tracking, and Parkour. The experience gained from cross-training different breeds allows me a unique insight into behavior, motivation, and limitations that each brings to a performance.
My philosophy is to keep training positive and fun, no matter where a dog is in its career. Handlers get involved in different dog sports to spend time with their companions and that is a key component to a continuing performance. Class exercises should enhance and challenge each team while keeping things simple for motivation and drive.
I am a Certified NoseWork Instructor with the NACSW and an AKC Scent Work Judge. I attend weekly classes, as well as attend seminars with the founding K9NW Instructors, Tracking clubs, Herders, and Breed Handlers to expand on education. Currently I have three dogs successfully competing in multiple dog sports. Aside from teaching K9 Nosework classes at Y2K9s, I also offer private instruction for Agility, Obedience, and Manners.
I have been humbled and exhilarated in what each breed has taught me. Our adventures in Obedience, Agility, Rally-O, K9 Nosework, and showing for Breed Championships are always in motion, always different. Feel free to 'Like' us on Facebook for real time updates.
Photos Mike has taken while at the shows and classes can be found under the Photos section.
AKC Scent Work Judge
Foxglen's What The River Knows
Foxglen's Way Of The Wind
Foxglen's It's In The Cards NA NAJ OF NW3-Elite NW3-C NW3-V NW3-I NW3-E L3I L2V L1E CGC TDI
Foxglen's Event Horizon RN AX OAJ XF AD SSA SS SR NW2 ORT-Clove LHC
2006 - 2016
Corgard's Hot Fun in Th' Stunnertime CGC ORT-Birch Anise Clove
Corgard's Midnight Party at Foxglen NAP NJP NFP RL1 NW2 ORT-Clove CGC
VBraun's Pippi Longstocking CGC
CH Sir Forrest Crump Von Braun CD AX AXJ VC AD EAC EJC OGC PHC CGC TDI
1996 - 2012
1995 - 2008
V Braun's Extra Jazz V Foxglen Jazzy 2000 - 2008
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