Mary has always had a passion for animals. When she adopted Emily and Daisy, it blossomed into a full- fledged love affair with dogs. After completing Canine Good Citizen classes with them, she craved more. The trio enrolled in Nosework courses in 2011. The challenge, teamwork and sense of gratification were felt instantly. After a few years actively working through the nose work ranks, she began to entertain the idea of teaching, hoping to bring the joy of nosework to others. Mary completed her CNWI Training in 2017 and has dedicated most of her free time to learning everything she can about nose work and dog training. She is certified as an AKC Scent Work judge. Prior to obtaining her certifications, Mary enjoyed volunteering for many trials, as it gave her ample opportunity to observe and learn. After instructing nosework classes for over a year, she earned her Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She has become certified with the AKC for STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, CGC Community, CGC Urban and Tricks evaluations, and is approved to evaluate AKC Temperament Tests. Mary does caution that the bond you will form with your dog is highly addictive and it will bring your relationship with your furry friend to a whole new level of awesome!