From a young age, Emily took it upon herself to do all the training for her family’s pet dogs when no one else stepped up to the plate. That’s where she got her love for training obedience and living with well mannered dogs. Fast forward years later when Emily got her first dog as an adult, a husky mix, who ended up having extreme fear toward the outside world. After taking him to several trainers with no results, she decided she needed to learn everything about dog behavior and training so she could help him herself. Through the process she fell in love with working with fearful dogs, and her dog made such great progress that she was able to compete with him in nosework sports. Helping fearful or nervous dogs gain confidence and thrive in any environment will always hold a special place in her heart.
Since then Emily has been involved in training dogs in obedience, nosework, schutzhund, and detection. She fell in love with dog sports and then slowly transitioned into working dogs. Currently she is raising and training bomb dogs for Iowa K9 Detection. Though she is an expert in detection training and raising working puppies, she also loves to work with pet dogs and help families live the best lives with their furry companions! Emily is a huge believer in helping people understand breed fulfillment based on their specific dog, and giving the dog proper outlets to express themselves.
Currently she lives in Colorado Springs with her labrador retriever, Shade, who is training to be an explosives detection K9, her pet husky, Loma, who competes in nosework and is the best demo dog, and she usually has the odd lab puppy or two that she’s raising to be a future detection dog. Outside of dogs she has zero hobbies. Zero. Dogs are her life!