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Ron is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI™) and has been teaching K9NW® classes since May 2017. He completed his CNWI Internship (March-December 2017) at Coventry. In keeping with Coventry’s principles, his training philosophy is no force training and aims to create a fun, positive environment for dogs to explore and learn to solve odor puzzles.

Ron’s specialty is sharing his knowledge of K9NW while enhancing the bond between handlers and their K9 companions. Ron holds a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Towson State University and a Science Ed Teaching Certification. He is a member of the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NASCW), and The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (ADPT). Ron is active in the K9NW sport, competing with his own dog Hogan, and volunteering at trials. Ron and Hogan have achieved several titles and are currently competing at NW level 3.