Ann Gunderson, B.Ed, FDM Certified Nose Work Instructor 🔅Certified Family Dog Mediator
🔅Educator of Humans and Canines since 1988🔅 Teaching Philosophy: KINDNESS 💙 Force Free, LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally aversive)
Nose Work: first Certified Nose Work instructor in Canada. 🇨🇦 Oct 2011 *Coached and taught hundreds of teams to success from rescue dogs to savvy dog sport competitors. *Approximately 20+ of my students have gone on to teach nose work. *Personal dogs titled to the highest levels in three different associations.
Nose Work Judge and Hide official: K9 SSG, K9 ABC Games, UKC Certifying Official *Hosted over 25 Nose Work events including Organizing one of the largest Nosework events in North America to raise money for a local shelter.
Experienced Dog Sport competitor: Agility (AAC 2x AtCh +), Competitive Obedience (CKC: OtCh, AKC: CDX), Rally (CARO: RE +, CKC RE, AKC RE) Nose Work: ABC Games Champion +, NACSW: NW 3 Elite, Elite 1, SDDA: CH, ++
B.Ed, Orton- Gillingham certification- (multi sensory approach to teaching reading to children with dyslexia) Montessori certification, ESL certification
Shelter Work (Delta, Surrey): helped staff to use NW to benefit shelter dogs.
Ongoing Professional Development 96 days over 10 years.
🔅 Personal: 🛴 Limited mobility- use mini Segway for agility ,🌱Plant based, Life long learner, Former equestrian (25 years) Meditates, Grateful 🙏