Steve has been a lifelong dog owner, training his hunting companions to spend the waterfowl season in the blind and duck boat with him. He has spent the past 25 years training retrievers for the field as hunting companions, hunt test competitors and now detection dogs. He has spent the same amount of years showcasing his Labradors in the field titling numerous Master Hunters and in the show ring earning multiple Best of Breed and Group placements. He has showcased his German Wirehaired Pointers in the show ring, taking Best of Opposite at Westminster and winning the National Owner Handler Series Best in Show award at the Eukanuba National Show in Orlando.
Betsy is a third-generation canine professional with a lifetime of training, showing and competing experience. She was a top winning junior handler in her early years; has titled obedience High in Trial winners, numerous show Champions and Grand Champions, Master Hunters; has titled dogs in Agility, Dock Diving, Rally, Shed Hunting, Tracking and Nosework.
She has coached teams to performance excellence for over 30 years through her various training programs.
Together Steve and Betsy spent 20 years judging hunt test events for AKC and National Breed Clubs. Betsy is currently an AKC Scentwork Judge, AKC CGC Evaluator and AKC Temperament Test Evaluator.