Teresa and Elphie competed in Australia's Inaugural NW2 trial on 4th Nov 2018 and were awarded
HIGH IN TRIAL (1st place overall).
Placing 1st in containers and 2nd in Interiors and attaining their NW2 title.
Teresa has a diploma in
Small Animal Hydrotherapy(UK) and enjoys her work helping dogs recover from injury or just improving their quality of life through hydrotherapy treatment
Teresa has been involved in many different activities with her dogs for more than thirty years as both a competitor and an instructor. In that time she competed very successfully in the Conformation ring and in a number of different dog sports including Obedience, Rally-O, Tracking, Agility, ANKC Sheep and Duck herding and Three Sheep Trials.
Most recently she has become involved in one of the newest dog sports, K9 Nose Work®.
Teresa started K9 Nose Work® in 2015 with her youngest Border Collie, Elphie, when she was 18 mths old. She enjoyed it so much she also started her then ten year old recently retired agility dog, Max in 2015.
In 2019 she started training the newest member of the team, Artie, who gained his Birch ORT in 2020.
In October 2018, Teresa finished her instructors training and is now a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and in May 2021 became an ANKC Scentwork Judge
In May 2017, Elphie passed her Odour Recognition Test (ORT) on Birch which is a prerequisite for entering a Nose Work 1 (NW1) trial.
In August 2017,Elphie passed her ORT on Anise and Max passed his on Birch.
On 27th August 2017 Elphie and Teresa entered their first K9 Nose Work® NW1 trial and passed all elements placing 4th overall to attain Elphie's NW1 title. They competed in a NW2 trial in Nov 2018 gaining Elphie's NW2 title, being awarded High in Trial. In Oct 2020 Elphie gained her Level 1 Element title in Interiors ( L1I) and in Dec 2020 gained the same title in Exteriors ( L1E). Elphie gained her Level 1 Containers (L1C) in April 2021 and Level 2 Containers (L2C) in May 2021.
Artie completed his ORT title in April 2021 and gained his Level 1 Interiors (L1I) title in May 2021
Artie started trialling in ANKC scentwork in May 2021 and passed all four elements placing 2nd in Containers and I look forward to trialling Elphie in ANKC Scentwork in the near future Elphie..