Jennifer Michelson, CNW1, CSST
Jennifer has been training animals, beginning with horses and teaching lessons, beginning with riding lessons since her 20s. She took a break to get her BS in Biology, work as a bioremediation scientist and start raising her children before returning to animal training. Following a life-long dream of becoming a K9 Search and Rescue handler, she volunteered with a local wilderness SAR team with her GSD, Griffin. She also joined the state USAR (urban search and rescue) team and added GSD Remus to the family.
After certifying both dogs on both teams, Jennifer discovered the new sport of K9 Nose Work and became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and K9NW judge. She joined PDTC in 2015, beginning the club’s Scent Work program. Shortly after, she also began teaching STAR Puppy classes and developing a companion dog training thread with the club.
Currently she teaches STAR Puppy, Beginner, Intermediate and Family Dog obedience classes as well as Scent Work classes. She is a CNWI and CGC evaluator. Her current partners, Flint and Cierna, are her 3rd and 4th SAR dogs.
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