Shanna Chynoweth is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) with the National Association of Canine Scent Work LLC, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and holds professional membership with both the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and the CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers).
As a leader in the scent work community, Shanna was the first to teach scent detection classes in the province of Alberta in 2011 and her classes continue to be in high demand in Calgary. Continuing to keep current on all of the different scent training methodologies and incorporating them into class settings ensure her students and dogs are successful.
Shanna is a CKC Scent Detection Trial judge, an SDDA Started-Advanced level Judge and Certifying Official for UKC Nosework. Additionally, she was past Vice-President of Sniff Alberta (UKC nosework club), and is involved with Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA) as a competitor and trial host.
Shanna was the first to teach scent detection classes in the province of Alberta in 2011 and her classes continue to be in high demand in Calgary. Her GSD Koda was the first dog in Alberta to get her UKC Novice Nosework title while her NSDTR Nicholas earned his SDDA Master Championship and Elite title on the same day. Her students have earned numerous titles and championships in SDDA (Starter level to Elite), UKC (Novice to Masters), C-WAGS and SDS.
Kathy Schneider got introduced to scent detection 5 years ago with her Golden Retriever Tavin. She loved it so much, that when she got an opportunity to learn even more and start teaching nose work at a positive reinforcement training facility in Calgary, she jumped at the chance. Kathy has taken her knowledge of scent work to also help reactive dogs. She enjoys on line and in person seminars and work shops and is working on becoming a certified nose work instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work. She also competes with her present Golden Retriever Troeigh in C-WAGS (level 4) SDDA (Elite ) and UKC (Advanced/Superior) she also hopes to compete in CKC and is going towards her Championship in SDDA.
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In compliance with the Government of Alberta’s enhanced public health measures announced May 4th, 2021, we will be pausing all operations as of Sunday, May 9th at midnight.
Once the enhanced measures are lifted, classes will resume where they were paused.
We will inform all current students by email with new dates when classes are able to resume.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, stay safe!