Cindy Luster MS,NADOI,CPDT-KA,CNWI
CGC, STAR, TRICKS Evaluator
I grew up with a Chihuahua. My breed of choice for the past 40 years has been the German Shepherd. But I appreciate and love them all, big or small, pure bred, or mixed breed.
I have placed titles on my dogs in obedience, rally, tracking, K9 Nosework®️, CGC, and therapy. I have taught all of these venues for 35 plus years. My special interest has been Puppy training and K9 Nosework®️.
I have taken written exams for all of my teaching certifications. I am required to do yearly continuing education to maintain my credentials and be knowledgeable on current training techniques.
NADOI# 943 (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors)
CPDT-KA# 1071320 (Certified Pet Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed)
CNWI #10-01-12 (Certified K9 Nosework ® Instructor)
CGC Evaluator #35742 (Canine Good Citizen and Tricks evaluator)
Hope Stewart NADOI
CGC, STAR, TRICKS Evaluator
I grew up with cats. My first dog was a mix breed, but my breeds since have included German Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and several mixed breeds.
I have been teaching dog obedience for about 25 years with a special interest in basic home manners, tricks and games. I have also been active in Australian Shepherd rescue evaluating dog’s temperament and interviewing prospective homes for the rescued dogs.
I have placed obedience, rally, herding, agility, and K9 Nosework®️titles on my own dogs.
I have taken a written exam for my teaching certification. I am required to do yearly continuing education to maintain my credential and be knowledgeable on current training techniques.
NADOI# 1147 (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors
CGC Evaluator #98006 (Canine Good Citizen and Tricks evaluator)
CGC, STAR, Tricks Evaluator
I grew up with a variety of mixed breeds and currently have a mixed breed that I share my life with.
I have placed titles on my current dog in both obedience and K9 Nosework. I have been assisting with classes for over five years. My special interest is meeting and working with pet dog teams.
CGC Evaluator# 102594 (Canine Good Citizen and Tricks evaluator)
Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tester Observer
I have had dogs my whole life, but my love for the herding group began at the age of
of 9 with my first Collie, Lassie. I have had various breeds over the years, but I am partial to the Collies and Sheltland Sheepdogs. However, they all steal my heart!
As a child I worked with my dogs doing tricks and basic obedience. As an adult I have been able to do more advanced training and competition sports, having over 20 years of experience. I have placed titles on my dogs in obedience, rally, agility, tricks, CGC and therapy. My heart is in the therapy work. We visit various facilities and events trying to put a smile on as many faces as possible.
ATD T/O ID 60960. (Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tester Observer)