Leah Gangelhoff, a professional Canine Training and Behavior Specialist since 2001, owns & operates Flint Hill K-9 Training LLC.  While living in Los Angeles and before the sport of K9 Nose Work was born, Leah studied under, trained with, and certified dogs in narcotics detection with K9 Nose Work® co-founders Ron Gaunt & Amy Herot beginning in 2004 and was part of a weekly on-going detection training group with Ron, Amy, and third co-founder, Jill Marie O’Brien through 2006.

 

The sport of K9 Nose Work® had it’s first sanctioned competition trial in California in 2008.  Leah became the first National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW™) Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor (CNWI), in the Southeast region in March of 2011.  Leah is an NACSW™ Senior Faculty Member, instructs at K9 Nose Work® Training Camps at various locations around the country, teaches seminars and coaching clinics to handler/dog teams across the country, and is active in developing and teaching Continuing Education Programs for Certified Nose Work Instructors.  She also serves as a Certifying Official and Judge for NACSW™ sanctioned K9 Nose Work® Competition Trials and as a Certifying Official and Judge for NACSW™ sanctioned K9 Nose Work® Odor Recognition Tests (ORTs).

 

Leah currently teaches all levels of K9 Nose Work® Classes in and around Birmingham, AL and hosts a variety of K9 Nose Work related events and trials in the region.  Leah and her German Shepherd, Konner, are competing in the Elite Division of K9 Nose Work®, the highest level of competition.